Fees and Scholarships


Online CourseOn-Campus Course
Students at Partner Universities of VU Amsterdam€700€900
Students at non-partner universities of VU Amsterdam€800€1000
Students, PhD students and employees of VU Amsterdam€650€850
Professionals€950€1150
Applications received before the 15 March (Early Bird Discount)-€75-€75

The fee includes:

  • Two week course;
  • Exclusive content for a limited number of students;
  • Transcript of records with a maximum of 3 ECTS (European study credits);
  • Certificate of attendance after completing the course;
  • Individual/group guidance from professor;
  • Interactive classes;
  • Full support from the summer school team;
  • For on-campus courses: airport pick-up and welcome activities.
     

VU Amsterdam Summer School offers three kinds of scholarships: 1. the Academic Scholarship, 2. the Photographer Scholarship and 3. the Vlogger/Videographer Scholarship. More information about these scholarships can be found below.

1. Academic Excellence Scholarship

In order to apply for an Academic Excellence Scholarship, you need to fill out our online scholarship application form before 1 April. For your scholarship application we request the following:

  • An essay which expresses your motivation and activities to make a positive contribution to your community/the society (350-500 words). Please indicate:
    -    Why participation in this specific VU Amsterdam Summer School course is relevant to your personal, professional, and academic goals;
    -    How you will use this knowledge to make a positive impact in the future for yourself and your community.
  • A recent transcript of records (a print screen is sufficient) which shows you have a grade point average of at least 85%. For example, if the highest possible mark is a 10, you need to have an average of at least an 8.5. We will take into account the differences in grading cultures.
  • Professional Letter of Reference Including:
    -    His/her experience working with you (either in an academic, professional, or volunteer setting)
    -    His/her motivation for recommending you for the scholarship
    -    Complete contact information 

The Academic Excellence Scholarship covers the tuition for one course and accommodation in one of our accommodation options (if needed). 

Application procedure

Please submit the following form and upload the needed documents.

The results of the scholarship selection will be announced mid-April. Since we have a limited number of scholarships available for a large number of applicants, we suggest - if possible! - to complete your payment at the time of your course application to guarantee your place in the course. However, if you are not able to come without the scholarship, you can just wait until the announcement. If you would like to come, regardless of whether you will be granted the scholarship, it is best to secure your place in the course by completing your payment. If the scholarship is granted to you, the tuition and accommodation fee will be reimbursed.

2. Photographer Scholarship - 

What do we offer:

  • €500 discount on tuition fee
  • All social activities for free (but must take photos)

What do we expect from you:

  • Photos of your time at VU Amsterdam Summer School
  • Running the official VU Amsterdam Summer School Instagram page (together with other scholarship winners)
  • Participation in the social programme (free of charge)
  • Attending the photographer/videographer kick-off meeting

Application procedure
Please send a short video where you introduce yourself (approx. 30 seconds-1 minute) and some examples of your photo work to [email protected], please use 'Photographer Scholarship' as subject line. It is important to bring your own camera to Amsterdam. Deadline for applications is 15 May 2021.

3. Vlogger/Videographer Scholarship

What do we offer:

  • €500 discount on tuition fee
  • All social activities for free (but must take videos)

What do we expect from you:

  • Five vlogs of your time at VU Amsterdam Summer School
  • One final video covering: day in the life, your experience at VU, favorite place in Amsterdam, what do you do in your free time, etc.
  • Running the official VU Amsterdam Summer School Instagram page (together with other scholarship winners) 
  • Participation in the social programme (free of charge)
  • Attending the photographer/videographer kick-off meeting

Application procedure
Please send a short video where you introduce yourself (approx. 30 seconds-1 minute) and some examples of your video work to [email protected], please use 'Vlogger/Videographer Scholarship' as subject line. It is important to bring your own camera to Amsterdam. Deadline for applications is 15 May 2021.

Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)

The Orange Knowledge Programme contributes to a society’s sustainable and inclusive development by providing access to education and training for professionals and organisations in technical vocational education and training (TVET) and higher education. It is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of its development cooperation policy. The subsidy programme is managed by Nuffic, a Dutch non-profit organisation for internationalisation in education. It offers funding for long-term, demand-driven partnerships between Dutch knowledge institutions and organisations in 19 participating countries, as well as individual scholarships and Tailor-Made Training courses in all 53 selected countries. The €195 m, five-year programme ends mid-2022, enabling tens of thousands to change their future. From the Dutch development cooperation policy, 4 priority themes have been selected on which to focus in the programme: Food and Nutrition Security; Water, Energy and Climate; Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights; and Security and Rule of Law. Cross-cutting themes in this programme are inclusion, employability and environmental sustainability.

Target group Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarships

  • You are a professional and a national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the OKP Country list valid at the time of application;  
  • You have a current employer’s statement that complies with the format Nuffic has provided;  
  • You must not be employed by an organisation which can be expected to have their own funds for staff development;  
  • You must have a government statement that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established (if applicable);  

Find all information on the Orange Knowledge Programme Website and information specifically for applicants here.

How to apply to the Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarships
Do you meet the requirements mentioned above? Great, you may apply for an OKP scholarship! The registration for an OKP scholarship for a short summer school course is possible until 5 January 2021. 

You can apply via this link in Delta, the online application tool for OKP scholarships. 

In Delta you will have to answer these three questions:
- What is the issue or problem you want to address in your country?
- How will this course enable you to address this issue?
- How will you address this issue with your position within your organisation?

You will need to upload the following documents in Delta. Each uploaded document should be prepared in PDF format and not exceed 2MB:

You can find more information about the required documents here

Results  
The decision on the OKP Master scholarship application will be communicated via email in February.

Contact
Please send an e-mail to [email protected] should you have any questions concerning the scholarship.