The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (abbreviated as VU, "Free University Amsterdam") is a university in Amsterdam, Netherlands, founded in 1880. The VU is one of two large, publicly funded research universities in the city, the other being the University of Amsterdam (UvA).The literal translation of the Dutch name Vrije Universiteit is "Free University". "Free" refers to independence of the university from both the State and Christian Church. Both within and outside the university, the institution is commonly referred to as "the VU".
There are varieties of scholarship programmes exist for international Master’s students. The VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) is one of scholarship offered by VU Amsterdam. VUFP offers talented prospective international students the unique opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. VU Amsterdam has committed to providing approximately 1 million euro towards attracting highly motivated and excellent students.
The VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) is a Merit scholarship programme for strongly motivated students with excellent study results. Eligible candidates must be able to prove their academic excellence, and they must be admitted to an English-taught Master’s degree at VU Amsterdam. Students with the Dutch nationality and/or a Dutch degree (given that the Dutch degree is used for admission) are not eligible for admission. Students following a one-year Master’s programme may not apply for the VUFP scholarship for a second year.
The VUFP scholarship is a tuition fee waiver. VUFP scholarship does not provide any additional allowance towards study or living costs.
Students register for a Master's programme in Studielink and after that in the VUnet portal. Here you can find more information on how to apply for one of our English taught Master's programmes. Please note that you must have applied for the Master programme before you can apply for the VUFP scholarship Click here
1 February 2018