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Summer Programme Scholarships

Scroll through our list of scholarships: check your eligibility and follow the instructions listed below each opportunity to apply. It is only possible to apply for one scholarship per applicant per summer, and scholarships cannot be combined.

  • Middle East - North Africa Scholarship (MENA/MSP)

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday 18 October 2019 for Summer 2020 programmes

    Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be professionals (with a maximum age of 45) who are nationals of (and living and working) one of the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Syria*.

    • *MENA/MSP is not currently open to students applying from Syria. Applicants with Syrian nationality may apply if they are residing and working in one of the other countries listed above.

    Qualifying programmes:

    Scholarship value: Total Scholarship value determined by the MENA committee, and is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Description:  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.

    How to apply: 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 How to apply webpage (refer to the list on the top of this page). Make sure to include these extra documents: 
      - A completed Employer Statement (see the below example for the correct format)
      - A Government Statement (if necessary – check here to see if you are required to complete a Government Statement. If required for your country, see the below example for the correct format for the statement).
    3. You do not need to pay the application fee. When prompted to pay, select "bank transfer" and upload a document stating you're applying for this scholarship and therefore exempt from paying the application fee. 
    4. Apply via Delta, the Dutch Government's application portal. Submit the same documents.
    5. In December 2019, you will be notified the results of the scholarship selection. Please understand that the University of Amsterdam does not decide the results of the scholarship selection.

    Please note that an Employer Statement is a mandatory document in the application process. Please attach the completed Employer Statement at the end of your letter of motivation (in one, merged PDF). Please use the below letter templates for the Employer Statement and the Government Statement (if necessary).

    MENA Employer Statement form MENA Government Statement form
  • Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday 18 October 2019 for summer 2020

    Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be professionals who are nationals of (and living and working) in one of the listed countries. In order to apply for the fellowship, applicants must have the support of their employer. There must also be a clear need for training within the context of the organisation/company.

    Qualifying programmes:

    Scholarship value: Total Fellowship value determined by the OKP committee, and is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Description:  The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes promote capacity building within organisations in over 20 countries by providing fellowships for training and education for professionals. Beginning in 2017, the Orange Knowledge Programme, is the new initiative of and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the budget for development cooperation.

    How to apply: 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 OKP scholarship
    2. Complete the online application located on our How to apply webpage (refer to the list on the top of this page). Make sure to include these extra documents: 
      - A completed Employer Statement (see the below example for the correct format)
      - A Government Statement (if necessary – check here to see if you are required to complete a Government Statement. If required for your country, see the below example for the correct format for the statement).
    3. You do not need to pay the application fee. When prompted to pay, select "bank transfer" and upload a document stating you're applying for this scholarship and therefore exempt from paying the application fee. 
    4. Apply via Delta, the Dutch Government's application portal. Submit the same documents. 
    5. In December 2019, 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. Please attach the completed Employer Statement at the end of your letter of motivation (in one, merged PDF). Please use the below letter templates for the Employer Statement and the Government Statement (if necessary).

    OKP Government Statement form OKP Employer Statement form
  • StuNed Indonesia Scholarship

    APPLICATION DEADLINE:  To be announced. Please check the StuNed website for the timeline and updates.

    Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be residents and citizens of Indonesia.

    Qualifying programmes: All university level Summer Programmes.

    Scholarship value: Covers all academic fees, housing fees, and travel costs. This scholarship also includes an allowance for the duration of the programme.

    Description: StuNed aims to support the development of Indonesia’s human resources with a focus on excellent Indonesian students and professionals. Furthermore, the scholarship programme facilitates contacts between people and organisations from Indonesia and the Netherlands, thus strengthening the bilateral cooperation between both countries. StuNed hereby focuses on the following areas that are of interest to Indonesia as well as the Netherlands:

    • International Trade, Finance and Economics
    • Transport, (Agro)logistics and Infrastructure
    • Security and Rule of Law
    • Agro-Food and Horticulture

    How to apply: When applying via the online application system, please indicate this opportunity in the scholarship section. In addition, please expand in your personal statement the ways in which this programme and scholarships would benefit you academically, professional and/or personally.

  • UvA Student Scholarship

    Are you a current UvA student with an interest in international education, and innovative academic programmes? Look no further: apply for a UvA Student Scholarship today!

    Eligibility requirements:

    Applicants must be a current student at the University of Amsterdam, and currently studying (or recently finished studying) in a related programme. The Student Scholar must be available in the month before the start of the programme, and the duration of the programme itself. Below is an overview of qualifying programmes.

    Qualifying programmes:

    All university-level summer programmes organized by the Summer Programmes Office at the Graduate School of Social Sciences. 

    Application deadline:

    Early admission deadline: 1 February 2020.

    Scholarship value:

    This scholarship covers all academic fees for the programme to which you are applying.

    Description:

    Student Scholars apply for a hybrid position in the programme of their choice. They receive a full scholarship to study in the programme, and in addition to attending all class sessions, they also assist with the smooth-running of the programme. As a Student Scholar, you will work closely with the Summer Programmes Office and the Academic Director(s) to ensure the programme is a success. You will also act as a local reference for your international classmates, and help them feel more at home while they are in Amsterdam.

    How to apply:

    When applying via the online application system on our website, please indicate this opportunity in the scholarship field. In addition, please expand on the required personal statement (visit the How to apply page on each programme website for more details) the ways in which this programme and scholarship would benefit you academically, professionally, and/or personally. Be sure to list any relevant experience in planning academic events/programmes, and give us a clear picture of how you will fit in to the programme to which you are applying, and our team.

    Questions?

    Get in touch with us at summer-info-gsss@uva.nl

  • First Generation Scholarship

    Eligibility requirements:

    Applicants must be the first person in their family to have the opportunity to attend university and who do not have the financial means to attend our summer programmes without a scholarship. Our definition of first generation scholar is someone who's parents have not undertaken university/community college education after high school. The scholarship is only eligible for university-level summer programmes. Applicants for these scholarships must download, fill out, and sign the declaration of eligibility. Your application is incomplete without this document (linked at the end of this section). 

    Qualifying programmes:

    All university-level summer programmes organised by the Summer Programmes Office at the Graduate School of Social Sciences. 

    Application deadline:

    Regular admission deadline: 1 April 2020. 

    Scholarship value:

    This scholarship covers all of the tuition fees for the programme. Travel and accommodation expenses at own cost. 

    Number of available scholarships:

    There are a total of 10 First Generation Scholarships available for summer 2020. 

    How to apply:

    When applying via the online application system on our website, please indicate this opportunity in the scholarship field. In addition, please expand on the required personal statement (visit the How to apply page for more details) to include a motivation for why this scholarship and programme would benefit you academically, professionally, and/or personally. Be sure to attach the completed declaration of eligibility as the final page of your letter of motivation.

    Questions:

    If you have any questions about eligibility requirements, or about this scholarship in general, please email summer-info-gsss@uva.nl.

    Declaration of Eligibility
  • LERU / U21 Scholarship

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Regular admissions deadline: 1 April 2020.

    *This scholarship has not yet been guaranteed for this year. A final decision will be made by 1 December 2019.

    Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be current, full-time, students (at the time of application) registered at a LERU or U21 University. Please see the LERU and U21 websites to see if your university qualifies.

    Qualifying programmes: All university level Summer Programmes (excludes Pre-University Honours Programmes).

    Scholarship value: € 500 tuition fee reduction. The amount of available scholarships is limited. If accepted, the amount will be deducted from your tuition fee upon payment.

    Description: If your home university is a member of the League of European Research Universities or the Universitas 21, then you are eligible to apply. Students from Dutch universities on this list are not elligible for scholarships.

    How to apply: When applying via the online application system, please indicate this opportunity in the scholarship section. 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. If successful, the scholarship will be deducted from your tuition.

  • Summer Programmes Travel Grant

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Regular admissions deadline per programme

    *This scholarship has not yet been guaranteed for this year. A final decision will be made by 1 December 2019.

    Eligibility requirements: The Amsterdam University Fund is sponsoring partial scholarships to help students cover the cost of travelling to Amsterdam. Applicants must live outside of the Netherlands in order to be eligible.

    Qualifying programmes: All university level Summer Programmes (excludes Pre-University Honours Programmes and Internal Candidates to the Comprehensive Introduction to Research Methodology and Design)

    Scholarship value: €400 tuition fee reduction. If accepted, the amount will be deducted from your tuition fee upon payment.

    Description: The AUF provides 12 scholarships valued at €400 to help cover the cost of travel to the Netherlands for international students. Priority will be given to University of Amsterdam alumni residing in countries outside the Netherlands.

    How to apply: When applying via the online application system, please indicate this opportunity in the scholarship section. Please 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.

     

  • FWOS Scholarship

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: TBA 2020. Only applicable for applicants to the Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society. Please note this scholarship requires a 2-step application process: both to our office, and to FWOS.

    Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be Dutch nationals OR full-time residents in the Netherlands. Applicants must be current PhD, Master's student, or researcher with an NGO, researching a topic related to human sexuality.

    Qualifying programmes: The Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society

    Scholarship value: Final scholarship value to be determined by FWOS, with a maximum value of €3000

    Description: The Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Seksualiteit (FWOS)  is offering two scholarships (with maximum value of €3000 per scholarship) to researchers in the field of sexuality studies. For a full description, please visit the FWOS website. An English description follows the Dutch.

    How to apply: When applying via the online application system, please indicate this opportunity in the scholarship section so we are aware that you are applying. Visit the FWOS website and download, fill out, and submit the application form. The link to the form can be found underneath the scholarship criteria.