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.All applications received by 1 March will be reviewed by the faculty at which the applicant will be participating in a Master’s programme. Faculties then nominate applicants to the central VUFP scholarship committee, which then awards scholarships to the most talented students. The award is based on the motivation letter, the quality of previous education and the student’s academic performance therein. A scholarship offer will then be made to successful candidates.
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 2012/2013 are not eligible to apply for the VUFP scholarship 2013/2014.
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
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. The Faculty VUFP committee will be asked to demonstrate to the Central VUFP committee that these credits have indeed been achieved.
How to apply
Fill out the VUFP application form. The form must contain the following items:
- Proof of excellence: GPA/proof top 10 of your class
- Motivation Letter
- Financial Plan
Save the completed application form as a PDF-file and name it ‘Studentnumber – programme that applies to you’. For example ‘S2500000 – Computer Science’. Attach the application form in an email.
Send your completed application to VUFP@vu.nl. Be sure to mention in the subject line ‘VUFP application (programme that applies to you)’. For example ‘VUFP application (Computer Science)’.
Please keep in mind that only completed application forms will be taken into consideration. If the form does not contain all three required documents your application will not be taken into consideration. Deadline for completing your VUFP application is 1 March 2013.
For more information, please visit : official website