Scholarship 2019

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Scholarships 2019

VU Amsterdam Summer School offers  three kinds of scholarships: the Academic Scholarship, the Photographer Scholarship and the Vlogger/Videographer 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.

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 (350-500 words). Please indicate:
    -    Why participation in this specific VU Amsterdam Summer School course is relevant to your personal, professional, and academic goals;
    -    How you will use this knowledge to make a positive impact in the future for yourself and your community.
  • A recent transcript of records (a printscreen is sufficient) which shows you have a grade point average of at least 85%. For example, if the highest possible mark is a 10, you need to have an average of at least an 8.5. We will take into account the differences in grading cultures.
  • Professional Letter of Reference Including:
    -    His/her experience working with you (either in an academic, professional, or volunteer setting)
    -    His/her motivation for recommending you for the scholarship
    -    Complete contact information

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.

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

What do we offer:

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

What do we expect from you:

  • Photos of your time at VU Amsterdam Summer School
  • Running the official VU Amsterdam Summer School Instagram page (together with other scholarship winners)
  • Participation in the social programme (free of charge)
  • Attending the photographer/videographer kick-off meeting

Application procedure:

Please send a short video where you introduce yourself (approx. 30 seconds-1 minute) and some examples of your photo work to amsterdamsummerschool@vu.nl, please use 'Photographer Scholarship' as subject line. It is important to bring your own camera 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 do we offer:

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

What do we expect from you:

  • Five vlogs of your time at VU Amsterdam Summer School
  • One final video covering: day in the life, your experience at VU, favorite place in Amsterdam, what do you do in your free time, etc.
  • Running the official VU Amsterdam Summer School Instagram page (together with other scholarship winners) 
  • Participation in the social programme (free of charge)
  • Attending the photographer/videographer kick-off meeting

Application procedure:

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


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