Netherlands: Master scholarships – University Amsterdam

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VU Graduate School
of Economics and Business is offering Taiwanese candidates the unique opportunity to win a scholarship to cover part of the tuition fee for taking part in one of our highly renowned master programmes.

Five scholarships will be awarded for this program in the academic year 2010/2011. The Scholarship is administered in Taiwan by the Netherlands Trade & Investment Office (NTIO) and will be open to high potential candidates from Taiwan who are interested in pursuing a world class graduate education in the fields of Marketing, Business Administration, (Quantitatitive) Finance, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics, Spatial and Environmental Economics and Accounting and Control. For more information on the programmes see

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Five scholarships valued at € 5,000 each are offered for outstanding candidates of only Taiwanese nationality. The winner is responsible for all other expenses incurred during his/her study at VU University Amsterdam (e.g. housing, course materials and living expenses). VU Graduate School of Economics will support the successful candidates for 1 year of studies.

Criteria of Eligibility

* Only applicants with at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited Taiwanese university
* Candidates must be citizens of Taiwan and be normally resident in Taiwan.
* The general criteria for selection are excellence, motivation and extracurricular activities
* Admission to one of the master programmes of VU Graduate School of Economics and Business. For the general requirements and application procedure to VU University Amsterdam see Practical information
* Do not obtain any funding/scholarship from other organizations/institutes in the academic year 2010/2011
* Be fluent in English and have a more than satisfactory score in an English proficiency test as IELTS or TOEFL. This requirement is often underestimated. Do train the English language during the preparation year!
* Cumulative Grade Point Average (or GPA) of at least 80

Application Documents

* A completed Holland Scholarship Programme application form (download from
* A motivation letter; why you should be granted a Scholarship, including your career perspective
* Curriculum Vitae with extracurricular activities included
* Submit 1 letter of academic recommendation for this scholarship

Regulations and Application Procedures
To apply for the scholarship, all candidates must complete the scholarship application form, accompanied by above mentioned application documents, and apply for admission to one of the MSc programmes at VU Graduate School of Economics and Business:

* NESO: Scholarship application form (available from Neso Taipei: including above mentioned application documents. Deadline for application: 15 May 2010
* VU University Amsterdam: required documents for admission (please check: Deadline for application: 1 March 2010

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
VU University Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Telefoon 020 – 598 6000 (general number)
Scholarship recipients will be selected by the GSEB/NTIO Joint Selection Panel who will look at the strengths and capabilities
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