Scholarships Merit-based
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Academic Excellence Scholarship

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2500 GBP
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


We offer one Academic Excellence Scholarship worth to a motivated student who has demonstrated academic excellence.

Applicable programmes


The scholarship is worth €2,500.


  • Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 85%. For example, if the highest possible mark is a 10, you must have a GPA of at least 8.5. We will take into account differences in grading cultures. 
  • While no official language certificate is required, applicants should have an excellent mastery of English.

Scholarship requirements







Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

01 Oct 2023

Required Application Materials:

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

Academic Transcripts with GPA clearly stated.

Motivational Essay of 500 - 1000 Words Indicating: why participation in the Semester in Amsterdam Program and the courses you have chosen are 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, and any relevant information about yourself.

Professional Letter of Reference Including his or her experience working with you (either in an academic, professional, or volunteer setting), his or her motivation for recommending you for the scholarship, and complete contact information.


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