The Vu Amsterdam Fellowship Programme for International Students 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 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 2023/2024 are not eligible to apply for the VUFP scholarship for 2024/2025.
To be considered for the VU Amsterdam Fellowship Programme, you must:
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 2024. Please note that:
students starting in February cannot apply,
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.
The VUFP scholarship covers the tuition fees only. It does not provide any additional allowance towards study or living costs, like rent, food, insurances. Be aware that you must be able to finance these living expenses by yourself.
When applying for the VUFP scholarship, you automatically also apply for the NL Scholarship (formerly HSP). No separate application is necessary.
NL Scholarship 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 NL Scholarship is awarded only for the first year of your study programme. You will not receive the NL 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 NL Scholarship.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should use the “CLICK HERE TO APPLY” button to complete and submit applications.