Graduate School of Social Sciences

Tuition, Costs & Scholarships

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Programme fees

The tuition fee includes:

  • a bicycle for 3 weeks
  • lunch on class days
  • public transportation card
  • access to course materials via digital learning environment
  • Excursion to Rotterdam
  • All site visits
  • Welcome and Farewell events
  • certificate of attendance
  • Transcripts from the UvA

The tuition fee does not include travel to and from Amsterdam nor housing.

   
Length of programme:   3 weeks
Tuition fee:   € 1550
Housing fee:   € 525
Roeterseiland Campus

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CLOSED 2018 Netherlands Fellowship Programmes/KOP Scholarship

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes promote capacity building within organisations in 28 countries by providing fellowships for training and education for professionals. Beginning in 2017, the “Kennisontwikkelingsprogramma” (KOP), is the new initiative of and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the budget for development cooperation.

The KOP scholarship is meant for professionals who are nationals of and work and live in one of the 28 KOP countries.

In order to apply for the fellowship, applicants must have the support of their employer and there also has to be a clear need for training within the context of their organisation/company. 

The application procedure is as follows:

  1. Ensure that you meet the minimum requirements for the KOP scholarship
  2. Complete the online application located on our Application and Admissions webpage (refer to the list on the left of this page)
  3. If you are accepted into the programme, we will send you a link to make a second application in Atlas (the Dutch Embassy Application portal). 
  4. In December 2017, you will be notified the results of the scholarship selection. Please understand that the University of Amsterdam does not decide the final results of the scholarship selection.

Please note that an Employer Statement is a mandatory document in the application process. We accept a completed Employer Statement in place of a Reference Letter. Please use the below letter templates for the Employer Statement and the Government Statement (if necessary).

Application deadline for KOP Scholarship: October 21, 2017 23:59 (CEST)

CLOSED 2018 MENA/MSP Scholarship

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Scholarship Programme(or MSP) offers scholarships to professionals from ten countries. The scholarships can be used for short courses in the Netherlands. The programme is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The main aim of the MSP is to contribute to democratic transition in the selected countries. It also aims at building capacity within organisations, by enabling employees to take part in short courses in the Netherlands.

The target group is professionals (with a maximum age of 45) who are nationals of and working in one of the following countries: 

  • Algeria 
  • Egypt 
  • Iran
  • Iraq 
  • Jordan 
  • Lebanon 
  • Libya 
  • Morocco 
  • Syria* 
  • Tunisia
    ​*MSP is not currently open to professionals applying from Syria. Applicants with the Syrian nationality may apply if they are residing and working in one of the other MSP countries listed.

While scholarships are awarded to individuals, the need for training must be demonstrated in the context of the organisation for which the applicant works. The training must help the organisation develop its capacity. This means that employers must nominate an applicant and motivate his or her application in a supporting letter.

 

The application procedure is as follows:

  1. Ensure that you meet the minimum requirements for the MSP scholarship
  2. Complete the online application located on our Application and Admissions webpage (refer to the list on the left of this page)
  3. If you are accepted into the programme, we will send you a link to make a second application in Atlas (the Dutch Embassy Application portal). 
  4. In December 2017, you will be notified the results of the scholarship selection. Please understand that the University of Amsterdam does not decide the final results of the scholarship selection.

Please note that an Employer Statement is a mandatory document in the application process. We accept a completed Employer Statement in place of a Reference Letter. Please use the below letter templates for the Employer Statement and the Government Statement (if necessary).

Application deadline for MSP Scholarship: October 21, 2017 23:59 (CEST)

U21/LERU Partial Scholarship

If your home university is a member of the Universitas 21 Network and/or the LERU Network then you may be eligible for a tuition reduction scholarship of €500.  You must be a current student at that university when you apply for the summer programme. 

Students from Dutch universities on these lists are not eligible for these scholarships.    

When making your application, please note in the "funding" field if you are applying for a LERU/U21 tuition reduction scholarship. The Summer Programmes Office GSSS will then be able to submit your application to the U21/LERU scholarship fund. The final decision on granting these scholarships is made by the UvA following the acceptance of the candidates into the summer programmes. The €500 scholarship will be deducted from your tuition.

AUF/AUV Travel Grant Scholarship

The Amsterdam University Fund is offering  partial scholarships valued at € 375 for students in the Graduate School of Social Sciences Summer Programmes. The scholarship will help cover the expenses for travel to and from the Netherlands. Applicants must have applied to one of our summer programmes and reside outside of the Netherlands.

If you meet the above conditions and would like to be considered for the scholarship, please write “AUF/AUV” in “scholarship” field on the online application, and write a one-page addendum to your motivation letter which states why you need the travel grant in order to participate in the summer programme. Priority will be given to UvA Alumni. The grant cannot be used in conjuncture with other scholarships (i.e. LERU/U21/GEP).

Cancellation Policy

Students may cancel their participation in a summer programme for a full refund, minus €250 administration fee (and potential housing costs), if the Summer Programmes Office staff is notified in writing (email is also valid) at least 30 days before the start of the programme (orientation/opening date).  No refunds will be given after this date.  If students know there is a chance they may have to cancel, we encourage them to contact us as soon as possible so that non-refundable items are not booked for them. 

In the event that a programme must be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances or an insufficient number of students, students who have paid tuition and housing fees will be reimbursed in full.  If applicable, students will be offered a spot in another programme, if a similar programme is available. 

Published by  GSSS Summer Programmes Office

2 November 2017