Scholarship 2018

Apply before 1 April

Scholarships 2019

VU Amsterdam Summer School offers two kinds of scholarships: the Academic Scholarship and the content maker scholarship. More information about these scholarships can be found below. Please be aware that you can only apply for the scholarship after we have received and accepteyour application!

Please note: it is mandatory to enroll in a course first, before submitting your scholarship application.

What you get:

  • €500 discount on tuition fee
  • All social activities for free (but must take photos)

What you deliver:

  • Photos of:
    - Classroom/class
    - Class excursion
    - Arrival day and introduction activities
    - Social programme activity
    - Accommodation
    - Activities you undertake in your free time with summer school friends
  • Min. 3 short videos
    For example 1-3 minutes (suggestions: day in the life, your experience at VU, favorite place in Amsterdam, what do you do in your free time, etc.), in agreement with summer school organization.

Application procedure:

Please send a short video where you introduce yourself (approx. 30 seconds-1 minute) and some examples of your photo/video work (at least one) to amsterdamsummerschool@vu.nl, please use 'Photographer/Videographer Scholarship' as subject line for your email. It is important you have your own camera to bring to Amsterdam. Deadline for applications is 31 May 2019.


Please note: it is mandatory to enroll in a course first, before submitting your scholarship application.

What you get:

  • €500 discount on tuition fee
  • All social activities for free (but must take notes for blog)

What you deliver:

  • 4 blog posts with some photos on:
    - Expectations (approx. 1 A4)
    - Life in Amsterdam and experiences at the summer school (at least 1 A4)
    - Report of social programme activity (approx. 1 A4)
    - Reflections on VU Amsterdam Summer School 2018 (approx. 1 A4)

Application procedure:

Please send a short blog post where you introduce yourself and link(s) to earlier blogs/articles (at least one) to amsterdamsummerschool@vu.nl, please use 'Blogger Scholarship' as subject line for your email. Deadline for applications is 1 May 2018.


In order to apply for a scholarship, you need to fill out our online scholarship application form  before 1 April. This is only possible after we accepted you to the summer school. For your scholarship application we request the following:
  • An essay which expresses your motivation and activities to make a positive contribution to your community/the society (500-800 words). Please indicate:

Why participation in this specific summer course is relevant for your personal and academic development, and how you will use the knowlegde in the future. 
- How you currently or previously have committed to service in your community/society, including your motivation for commitment.

  • A recent transcript of records (a printscreen is sufficient) which shows you have a grade point average of at least 80%. For example, if the highest possible mark is a 10, you need to have an average of at least an 8. We will take into account the differences in grading cultures.
  • A recommendation letter from someone that is not a family member or a friend, e.g. a professor, a mentor, an employer etc.

The results of the scholarship selection will be announced mid-April. Since we have a limited number of scholarships available for a large number of applicants, we suggest - if possible! - to complete your payment at the time of your course application to guarantee your place in the course. If you are granted the scholarship, the tuition and accommodation fee will be reimbursed. If due to financial reasons it is not possible to pay for your course without a scholarship, this is no problem: for all scholarship winners we guarantee a place in the course they have applied for.

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