Scholarships Merit-based
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Blogger Scholarship

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2500 EUR
01 Oct 2023
Application deadline


VU Amsterdam is a unique university with faculties in the humanities, STEM, social sciences and medical sciences. Their education and research are closely linked. They combine their top position in research with a strong social orientation, which has resulted in an excellent international reputation.


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award




Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


The Semester in Amsterdam programme offers three scholarships(to be subtracted from tuition costs) to prospective Semester in Amsterdam students. Please note that the scholarships do not cover all expenses and scholarships cannot be combined. You can choose to apply for more than one scholarship to increase your chances, but you will only receive one.

They offer one scholarship to a talented and motivated student blogger.

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The scholarship is worth €2,500.


  • Each blog entry should be a minimum of 500 words and include at least one picture.
  • Each blog entry should be submitted approximately every 2 weeks.
  • A minimum of one blog entry should be written on one of the general following topics. Students are also free to come up with new topics:
  • Pre-departure preparation
  • Arrival and settling-in
  • Cross-cultural adjustment and first impressions
  • Academics at VU Amsterdam
  • Social life in The Netherlands
  • Dutch culture
  • Final Weeks in Amsterdam
  • Return home and reflections 

Scholarship requirements







Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

01 Oct 2023

Full name, nationality, name of home university, and main focus/area of study.

Motivational Essay of 350 - 500 Words Indicating: why you would like to be the Semester in Amsterdam Blogger, how you will use this experience to further your academic, professional, or creative goals for the future, and any other relevant information about yourself.

1 - 3 Samples of Your Best Work Not Exceeding 750 words: these samples can be any type of writing (fiction, non-fiction, short essay, blog post, etc.). You may also choose to include a sample from a longer essay or piece of writing as long as the sample does not exceed 750 words. Please indicate that this piece is a selection and not a complete work.

Links to Social Media Accounts You Wish to Share: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.


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