VU Amsterdam Scholarships 2024
Applications are invited from suitably qualified international students for the VU Amsterdam Scholarships for studies in the Netherlands for the academic session commencing in 2024/2025. This program is eligible to masters candidates.
This Partial Funding scholarship is an opportunity awarded to qualified international masters students. This program is hosted and sponsored by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The scholarships offered at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam are to help support international students who are pursuing their educational career in the Netherlands. There are several scholarships offer available for international students at VU Amsterdam.
The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is a public research university in Amsterdam, Netherlands, being founded in 1880. The VU Amsterdam is one of two large, publicly funded research universities in the city, the other being the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The literal translation of the Dutch name Vrije Universiteit is “Free University”. “Free” refers to independence of the university from both the State and the Dutch Reformed Church. Both within and outside the university, the institution is commonly referred to as “the VU”. Although founded as a private institution, the VU has received government funding on a parity basis with public universities since 1970. The university is located on a compact urban campus in the southern Buitenveldert neighborhood of Amsterdam and adjacent to the modern Zuidas business district. The university consistently ranks among the top 150 universities in the world by prominent international ranking tables. The official university seal is entitled The Virgin in the Garden. Personally chosen by Abraham Kuyper, the Reformed-Protestant leader and founder of the university, it depicts a virgin living in freedom in a garden while pointing towards God, referring to the Protestant Reformation in the Netherlands in the 16th and 17th century. In 1990, the university adopted the mythical griffin as its common emblem.
The are a variety of scholarship programs for international master’s students at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam for the next academic session. The scholarships include:
- VU Fellowship Program (VUFP)
The VU Fellowship Program (VUFP) offers talented prospective non- EU/ EEA 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. The scholarship only covers tuition fees only.
- Holland Scholarship Program
The Holland Scholarship Program (HSP) is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Dutch research universities, and universities of applied sciences. Students eligible for this scholarship are students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who are applying for the first year of a Master’s program in the Netherlands. The scholarship amount is 5.000 EUR or 10.000 EUR for the entire duration of studies.
- Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS)
The VU Fellowship program sponsors the Orange Tulip Scholarship program. It is now possible for excellent students from India, Indonesia, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, and Vietnam to apply for this highly selective VUFP / OTS scholarship. OTS scholarship is a tuition fee waiver.
- Fulbright Scholarships.
The Fulbright Center welcomes 20 to 25 students from the U.S. to the Netherlands each year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The Fulbright grant will be paid in 12 monthly installments of €1,300. International travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of €1,000. The cost of the residence permit (approximately €250) will be covered as well. Tuition fees are not waived, but differ per program.
Other scholarship options available at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam are:
- Orange Knowledge Program
The program is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of its development cooperation policy. The subsidy program is managed by Nuffic, a Dutch non-profit organization for internationalization in education. It offers funding for long-term, demand-driven partnerships between Dutch knowledge institutions and organizations in 19 participating countries.
- NN Future Matters Scholarship
The scholarship is financed by NN and administered by Nuffic, applicable to students from the selected countries, who applied for Master’s in: Economics, Finance, Data science, Entrepreneurship, Finance; Duisenberg honors track in Quantitative Risk Management, Business Administration; specialization in Financial Management, Business Administration; Duisenberg honors track in Financial Markets and Regulation and Computer Science. The scholarship amounts to €5,000.
- Desmond Fortes Scholarship
The scholarship is a program financed by FMO Entrepreneurial Development Bank. It is a scholarship meant for ambitious professionals from Asia and Africa who are employed within FMO’s client network and who applied for the Master’s program Environment and Resource Management at VU Amsterdam.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Scholarship Type: Partial Funding
Host Institution(s): Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Scholarship Worth: See Scholarship Benefits (below)
Number of Awards: Several
Study Level: Masters
Nationality: International Students
Requirement and Eligibility Criteria for VU Amsterdam Scholarships 2024:
- You hold a non- EU/ EEA passport and you are not eligible for the lower tuition fee.
- You do not have the Dutch nationality.
- You can prove your academic excellence (GPA equivalent to a Dutch 8).
- You are conditionally or unconditionally admitted to the first year of a full-time English-taught Master’s program at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
- The degree with which you are seeking admission has not been obtained in the Netherlands.
- You do not need to complete a preparatory program before the start of your Masters studies.
- However, note that some scholarships require additional eligibility criteria. Do well to go through the specific criteria for each of the scholarships listed above.
SEE ALSO: UCC Masters Scholarships 2023
Application Procedures for the 2024/2025 VU Amsterdam Scholarships (how to apply):
Interested and eligible applicants are to apply for and be admitted into a master’s program in Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam to be considered for the scholarship. Please note that you must have been already conditionally admitted to the Master’s program before you can apply for the VUFP scholarship.
Application Deadline: Varies
For more information about this opportunity, Visit the Official Website.