Scholarship 2018

Apply before 1 April

Scholarship 2018

VU Amsterdam Summer School offers 10 scholarships that cover the full tuition fee and accommodation costs for one course. The scholarship is intended for excellent students who contribute to the diversity within the courses. 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. 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.

Application procedure

In order to apply for a scholarship, email the following to amsterdamsummerschool@vu.nl before 1 April, 23.59 Central European Time: 

  • An essay which expresses your motivation (500-800 words). Please indicate why participation in this specific summer course is relevant for your personal and academic development. Since diversity is an important criteria in our scholarship, make sure to include the following points in your essay:
    - Give an example of how you have been involved with social justice issues. This includes, for example, the empowerment of marginalized groups, diversity education, different forms of activism and advocacy etc.
    - Elaborate on your current or previous commitment to service in your community/society, including your motivation for commitment.
  • A transcript of records
  • One recommendation letter from someone that is not your family e.g. your professor, an employer, a friend, etc.

For the purpose of this scholarship, diversity includes (but is not limited to) ethnic, religious, gender, socioeconomic, sexual and cultural diversity. The results of the scholarship selection will be announced by mid-April. Since we have a limited number of scholarships available for a large number of applicants, we advise you to complete your payment at the time of your course application to guarantee a place in the course of your choice. If you are granted the scholarship, the tuition fee will be reimbursed. 

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