Apply for the VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) for Talented International Students (Full Tuition Waiver for Study in Holland)


The VU Fellowship Programme (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 award is based on the motivation letter, the quality of previous education and the student’s academic performance therein.

Scholarship Worth

The VUFP scholarship is a tuition fee waiver. VUFP scholarship does not provide any additional allowance towards study or living costs.


  • 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. Students already enrolled in a two-year Master’s programme who have not been awarded the VUFP scholarship in 2017/2018 are not eligible to apply for the VUFP scholarship 2018/2019. Only when a student was granted a scholarship from the beginning, then the scholarship can be extended if he/she achieved 100% of the credits of the first year.

How to Apply for this Scholarship

Please note that you must have applied for the Master programme before you can apply for the VUFP scholarship.
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.

Deadline: 1 February 2018.

For VUFP application 3 documents in PDF format are required:

  • Proof of excellence/ GPA
  • Motivation Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae

Visit the official website of this opportunity for more information on how to apply by following the link below:



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