Netherlands:VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) for International Students

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Study Subject(s): Fellowship is provided to learn any of the courses offered by VU University in Netherlands.
Course Level: Fellowship is offered for pursuing master’s degree at VU University in Netherlands.
Scholarship Provider: VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Scholarship can be taken at: Netherlands

Eligibility: -The VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) is a scholarship for strongly motivated students with excellent study results.
-Eligible candidates must be able to prove their academic excellence, must be admitted to a preselected Master’s degree at VU University, do not have the Dutch nationality and have not graduated from a Dutch higher education programme.
-Students following a one-year Master’s programme may not apply for the VUFP scholarship for a second year.  Students already enrolled in a two-year Master’s programme who have not been awarded  a VUFP scholarship in 2013/2014 are not eligible to apply for the VUFP scholarship 2014/2015.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: International students (who do not have Dutch nationality) can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) offers talented prospective students the unique opportunity to pursue a degree in a selection of Master’s programmes at VU University. VU University has committed to providing approximately 1 million euro towards attracting highly motivated, excellent students.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The grant is awarded to students in their first year of a Master’s degree programme. Only students following a 2-year Master’s programme may apply for a second year and the prerequisite for a second application is the achievement of at least 80% of the 60 possible credits.

What does it cover? The VUFP scholarship covers your tuition fee, and provides for an allowance towards study and living costs (paid out in 3 installments over the year).  Please note that the scholarship does not cover all your living expenses.
-There are two variations of the VUFP scholarship:
-€5.000 to students paying the tuition fee for EEA students
-€15.000 to students paying the tuition fee for non-EEA students

Selection Criteria: The award is based on the motivation letter, the quality of previous education and the student’s academic performance therein.

Notification: All students will receive an e-mail on May 6, 2014 informing them of the Central VUPF committee’s decision concerning their application. VUFP candidates will receive an e-mail containing a nomination letter, the conditions of the VUFP scholarship and a statement of agreement.

How to Apply: Students can apply for a VUFP scholarship by sending an e-mail to

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is 1st March 2014.


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