VU Fellowship Program (VUFP) for International Students in Netherlands, 2014-15

"VU Fellowship Program (VUFP)"

"VU Fellowship Program (VUFP)"The VU Fellowship Program (VUFP) offers talented prospective students the unique opportunity to pursue a degree in a selection of Master’s programs at VU University. VU University has committed to providing approximately 1 million euro towards attracting highly motivated, excellent students.

Study Subject:

Fellowship is provided to learn any of the courses offered by VU University in Netherlands.


The VU Fellowship Program (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 program.

Students following a one-year Master’s program may not apply for the VUFP scholarship for a second year.  Students already enrolled in a two-year Master’s program who have not been awarded  a VUFP scholarship in 2013/2014 are not eligible to apply for the VUFP scholarship 2014/2015.

Scholarship Duration:

The grant is awarded to students in their first year of a Master’s degree program. Only students following a 2-year Master’s program 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.

Scholarship Value:

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

Selection Criteria:

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


All students will receive an e-mail on May 6, 2014 informing them of the Central VUPF committee’s decision concerning their application. VUFP candidates will receive an e-mail containing a nomination letter, the conditions of the VUFP scholarship and a statement of agreement.

How to Apply? Fill out the VUFP application form. The form must contain the following items:

  1. Proof of excellence
  2. Motivation Letter
  3. 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 Be sure to mention in the subject line ‘VUFP application (program 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 2014.

Application Deadline: 1st March 2014.

For further information: VU Fellowship Program

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