Scholarships for International Master's Students - VU Fellowship Programme, Netherlands

Designation/Position-  The VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam invites application for The VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP for eligible and interested candidates

About- The VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) offers talented prospective international students the unique opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. VU Amsterdam has committed to providing approximately 1 million euros towards attracting highly motivated and excellent students. 

Research/Job Area-  Master’s Degree

Location-  Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in Netherlands


The VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) is a Merit scholarship programme for strongly motivated students with excellent study results.  

  • You can prove your academic excellence with a GPA of at least 80% of the highest possible mark.
  • You are applying for the first year of a full-time English-taught Master’s program at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam starting in September 2021.
  • You do not have Dutch nationality.
  • The degree with which you are seeking admission has not been obtained in the Netherlands.

Job/Position Description- 

The VUFP scholarship can be granted for a one or two-year Master’s program. The scholarship will only be extended for the second year of the two-year Master’s program if 100% of the first year’s credits have been achieved. The Faculty VUFP committee will be asked to demonstrate to the Central VUFP committee that these credits have been achieved. Students already enrolled in a two-year Master’s program who have not been awarded the VUFP scholarship in 2020/2021 cannot apply for the VUFP scholarship 2021/2022. The scholarship will only be granted to a student once and is explicitly intended for the Master’s program for which it has been awarded.

The VUFP scholarship covers the tuition fees. VUFP scholarship does not provide any additional allowance towards study or living costs.

How to Apply- 

Students register for a Master’s program in Studielink and after that in the VUnet portal. Here you can find more information on how to apply for one of our English-taught Master’s programs. Please note that you must have applied for the Master’s program before applying for the VUFP scholarship and your VUFP application has to be received in good order by the deadline.   
Deadline: 1 February, 2021.

2. Submit VUFP application (from 1 November 2020)
Submit your VUFP application in VUnet. 
Deadline: 1 February 2021, 11.59pm.
Please note that we strongly recommend submitting the required documents before 22 January 2021 to have a chance to upload any revised documents again if this should be necessary.

The Central VUFP Committee decides which students will be offered a VUFP scholarship. All VUFP applications received by Monday 1 February 2021, 11.59 pm will be reviewed by the applied-for Master’s program faculty. Faculties then nominate applicants to the central scholarship committee, which awards scholarships to the most talented students. The award is based on the motivation letter, the quality of previous education, and the student’s academic performance therein. The Committee makes a merit-based selection. A scholarship offer will be made to successful candidates.

Last Date for Apply1 February 2021

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