Tuition, Costs & Scholarships

Migration and Integration: Refugees, Rights & Realities


The tuition fee includes:

  • lunch on class days
  • public transportation card
  • access to course materials on Blackboard
  • excursions and site visits
  • Farewell drinks
  • certificate of attendance
  • credit students also receive a transcript

The tuition fee does not include travel to and from Amsterdam nor housing.

Length of programme:   3 weeks
Tuition  € 1550

*Please note that these dates are tentative and subject to change


As in many major European cities and combined with growing tourism during the summer months, there is a shortage of affordable housing in Amsterdam.

Participants can either arrange their housing through providers in the private sector such as Airbnb and, or participants can request accommodation through the Summer Programmes Office and our housing partners for a reduced rate. For those that would like our assistance in booking accommodation, the Summer Programmes Office reserves basic, dorm-style student housing with the housing corporation, De Key. 

In the online application, you can state whether you would like our assistance booking a student room at our special price listed in the table, or you can always arrange your own accommodation in the private sector. There is a limited number of rooms, so it is first come, first serve. 

For more detailed information on the accommodation offered by the Summer Programmes Office, please see the table and PDF below. 

Housing fee:   € 525

* Please note that this amount is tentative and subject to change

Cancellation Policy

Students may cancel their participation in a summer programme for a full refund, minus €250 administration fee (and potential housing costs), if the Summer Programmes Office staff is notified in writing (email is also valid) at least 30 days before the start of the programme (orientation/opening date).  No refunds will be given after this date.  If students know there is a chance they may have to cancel, we encourage them to contact us as soon as possible so that non-refundable items are not booked for them. 

In the event that a programme must be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances or an insufficient number of students, students who have paid tuition and housing fees will be reimbursed in full.  If applicable, students will be offered a spot in another programme, if a similar programme is available. 

Netherlands Fellowship Programmes/KOP Scholarship

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes promote capacity building within organisations in 28 countries by providing fellowships for training and education for professionals. Beginning in 2017, the “Kennisontwikkelingsprogramma” (KOP), is the new initiative of and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the budget for development cooperation.

The KOP scholarship is meant for professionals who are nationals of and work and live in one of the 28 KOP countries.

In order to apply for the fellowship, applicants must have the support of their employer and there also has to be a clear need for training within the context of their organisation/company. 

Please use the below letter templates for the Employer Statement and the Government Statement (if necessary).

Application deadline for KOP Scholarship: October 21, 2017 23:59 (CEST)

MENA/MSP Scholarship

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Scholarship Programme (or MSP) offers scholarships to professionals from ten countries. The scholarships can be used for short courses in the Netherlands. The programme is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The main aim of the MSP is to contribute to democratic transition in the selected countries. It also aims at building capacity within organisations, by enabling employees to take part in short courses in the Netherlands.

The target group is professionals (with a maximum age of 45) who are nationals of and working in one of the following countries: 

  • Algeria 
  • Egypt 
  • Iran
  • Iraq 
  • Jordan 
  • Lebanon 
  • Libya 
  • Morocco 
  • Syria* 
  • Tunisia
    ​*MSP is not currently open to professionals applying from Syria. Applicants with the Syrian nationality may apply if they are residing and working in one of the other MSP countries listed.

While scholarships are awarded to individuals, the need for training must be demonstrated in the context of the organisation for which the applicant works. The training must help the organisation develop its capacity. This means that employers must nominate an applicant and motivate his or her application in a supporting letter.

Please use the below letter templates for the Employer Statement and the Government Statement (if necessary).

Application deadline: October 21, 2017 23:59 (CEST)


U21/LERU Partial Scholarship

If your university is a member of the  Universitas 21 network and/or  LERU network then you may be eligible for a partial scholarship of €500.  You must also be a current student at that university when you apply for the summer programme.  If you graduate before the start of the summer programme but were a student at the time of submitting your application, you will still be eligible for the scholarship.  

Students studying at Dutch universities on these lists are not eligible for these scholarships.    

You must verify that your home university is a member of the LERU network and/or the U21 network. The Summer Programmes Office GSSS will then be able to submit your application to the U21/LERU scholarship fund. The final decision on granting these scholarships is made by the UvA following acceptance of the candidates into the summer programmes. The €500 scholarship will be deducted from your tuition.  

  • Step 1: Check your eligibility by making sure that your home university is in the   LERU or   U21 network.
  • Step 2:  Apply to the programme and indicate that you are applying for a LEUR or U21 scholarship in the scholarship field.  
  • Step 3: Upon acceptance you will hear if you have received the partial scholarship.  

AUF/AUV Travel Grant Scholarship

The Amsterdam University Fund is offering three € 375 partial scholarships for students in the Graduate School of Social Sciences Summer Programmes. The scholarship will help to cover the expenses for travel to and from the Netherlands. The conditions for eligibility for the scholarship are as follows:

  • You are applying to a summer programme
  • You are not living in the Netherlands

Priority will be given to UvA Alumni. The grant cannot be used in conjuncture with other scholarships (i.e. LERU/U21/GEP). 

If you meet the above conditions and would like to be considered for the scholarship, please write “AUF/AUV” in “scholarship” field on the online application, and write a one-page letter which states why you need the travel grant in order to participate in the summer programme.

The Amsterdam University Fund (Stichting Amsterdams Universiteitsfonds) is a joint initiative of the University of Amsterdam Alumni Association (AUV) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA). In order to apply for the travel grant, you must have a complete application on file with the Summer Programmes Office.

Further Funding

Below you will find links to scholarship databases and other known places to look for funding.

There is also information for American and Canadian students who are interested in applying for a loan.

Published by  GSSS Summer Programmes Office

7 September 2017