Scholarship 2018

Apply before 1 April

Scholarship 2018

VU Amsterdam Summer School offers 10 scholarships that cover the full tuition fee and accommodation costs of one course. The scholarship is intended for excellent students who activitly make a contribution to their community and/or society. Please be aware that you can only apply for the scholarship after we have received and accepted  your application! Students who apply for the scholarship need to have a Grade Point Average of at least 80% of the highest possible mark.

Application procedure

In order to apply for a scholarship, you need to fill out our online scholarship application form  before 1 April, 23.59 Central European Time. 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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