Study In Netherland: 2023 VU Amsterdam Fellowship Programme for International Students

Deadline (y-m-d): 2022-12-01

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VU Amsterdam Fellowship Programme offers talented prospective non- EU/ EEA students the unique opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

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VU Amsterdam has committed to providing approximately 1 million euros towards attracting highly motivated and excellent students.

Scholarship Details:

The VUFP scholarship can be granted for a one or two-year Master’s programme. The scholarship will only be extended for the second year of a two-year Master’s programme if 100% of the ECTS of the first year have been achieved.

Students already enrolled in a two-year Master’s programme who have not been awarded the VUFP scholarship in 2022/2023 are not eligible to apply for the VUFP scholarship for 2023/2024.

Scholarship Requirements:

To be considered for the scholarship;

  • 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 programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam starting per September 2023. Please note that:
    1. students starting in February cannot apply,
    2. joint programmes where VU Amsterdam does not administer the admission process are excluded from VUFP.
  • The degree with which you are seeking admission has not been obtained in the Netherlands.
  • You do not need to complete a preparatory programme before the start of your Master.
  • Diversity is one of our core values. That is why we hope that many students from the countries that are underrepresented on our campus (less than 10 students enrolled) will apply for the VUFP.
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Scholarship Duration and Reward

The VUFP scholarship covers the tuition fees only. It does not provide any additional allowance towards study or living costs, like rent, food, insurances.

When applying for the VUFP scholarship, you automatically also apply for the HSP. No separate application is necessary.

HSP is a contribution towards the costs of living. It is 5.000 EUR or 10.000 EUR for the entire duration of your study period. Please note:

  • The HSP scholarship is awarded only for the first year of your study programme. You will not receive the HSP scholarship for the second year of your studies even if you are following a two-year study programme.
  • We have around 20- 25 HSP scholarships available. Only a few of the VUFP awardees will get the HSP scholarship.

Steps for Registration

Step 1: Register for a Master’s programme (from 1 October 2022)  
Register for a Master’s programme in Studielink and after that in your personal dashboard on Here you can find more information on how to apply for one of our English-taught Master’s programmes. Please note that you must have been already conditionally admitted to the Master’s programme before you can apply for the VUFP scholarship.
Advised deadline Master’s programme application: 1 December 2022

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Step 2: Submit VUFP application (from 1 November 2022)
Submit your VUFP application in your personal VU dashboard.
Deadline VUFP application: 1 February 2023 (23:59 CET)

To apply please fill out this form and at the end of it paste the GPA proof/ programme transcript and a grading scale explanation. Once done, save it as a one file in .PDF format and upload it in the Scholarship section of your personal dashboard on (located on the Complete Registration page).

Answer all questions and include the GPA proof/ programme transcript. Not answering one or more questions or not including the GPA proof/ programme transcript will result in your application being considered incomplete.

Step 3: Decision
The Central VUFP Committee decides which students will be offered a VUFP scholarship. All VUFP applications received by Wednesday 1 February 2023 (23:59 CET) will be reviewed by the faculty of the applied for Master’s programme. Faculties will then nominate applicants to the Central Scholarship Committee, which will subsequently award scholarships to the most talented students. The results will be based on the academic performance and motivation.

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Step 4: Results
All students will receive an e-mail/ notification informing them of the Central Scholarship Committee’s decision concerning their application. Expected date: mid-March 2023 (6 weeks after the deadline).

Step 5: Acceptance of VUFP or HSP offer
Selected candidates accept/decline the VUFP and HSP offer in their personal VU dashboard. Deadline: end of March 2023 (2 weeks after the results have been published).

How To Apply for 2023 VU Amsterdam Fellowship Programme

Please note that you must have applied and conditionally admitted for the Master programme before you can apply for the VUFP scholarship.

Students must register for a Master’s programme in Studielink by 1 December 2022 (from 1 October 2022). Then, you must submit your VUFP application together with supporting documents in your VU dashboard before 1 February 2023 (from 1 November 2022).

It is important to visit the official website to access the application portals and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

The Application Deadline is 1st December 2022

Study In Netherland: 2023 VU Amsterdam Fellowship Programme for International Students

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