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Mindfulness and Compassion-based Interventions

Scholarships

Please read the information below carefully to check if you are eligible for a scholarship. Confirm that the course you are applying to is eligible for that scholarship opportunity. If you have scholarship-related questions for a specific programme, please contact the organisors of that summer course directly. You can do this by visiting the programme page for that course. 

Note: It is only possible to apply for one scholarship per applicant per summer. Scholarships cannot be combined. The scholarship amounts listed below are tentative and subject to change and will be finalised by 1 December. 

  • First Generation Scholarship

    Scholarship description

    • This scholarship has been created to help first generation students finance their participation in one of the summer programmes organised by the Summer Programmes Office at the Graduate School of Social Sciences.   
    • The First Generation Scholarship is worth €1000. The scholarship aims to increase global education mobility for those who would not otherwise be able to join a summer programme. 
    • Only summer programmes organised by the Summer Programmes Office at the Graduate School of Social Sciences are eligible for this scholarship. 
    • Students already attending Dutch universities are not eligible for this scholarship. 

    Eligibility requirements for applicants

    • This scholarship is meant for first generation students. The Summer Programmes Office defines a first generation student as follows: prospective students who are the first in their nuclear/immediate family to attend university, or who have the prospect to do so. 
    • Additionally, this scholarship is meant for first generation students who do not have the financial means, or the possibility to gain the financial means, to participate in one of our summer schools.
    • In order to receive a First Generation Scholarship, you must submit your scholarship application simultaneously with your application to be admitted to one of the eligible summer programmes. You can only receive a First Generation Scholarship if you are admitted to the summer programme.
    • If you are the recipient of a First Generation Scholarship, you will be required to write and submit a reflection report after the programme is complete. Specific information will be given to scholarship recipients in the summer.  

    How to apply 

    • Step 1: Please check if you meet the eligibility requirements listed above.
    • Step 2: Prepare a motivation document (either a letter, voice recording, or video), explaining what you hope to learn during the summer programme, how it will help you with your own (personal, academic, and/or professional) development, as well how attending summer school will help you develop (inter)cultural competenciesNote: Two scholarship winners will be chosen on the basis of this motivation document. All other applicants will enter a blind draw. Please see more information below.  
    • Step 3: Indicate in the online application form that you are applying for the First Generation Scholarship. If the option is not present in the scholarship section/list, then the course you are applying for is not eligible.
    • Step 4: Apply to the scholarship by submitting all of the documents with your programme application. Merge all completed documents as one PDF file with your programme motivation letter, and upload them in the application portal. This single file should include: 
      • Your letter of motivation for the programme to which you are applying;
      • Your First Generation Scholarship motivation letter, or a link to the audio/video file you prepared;
      • Your completed questionnaire and signed declaration. This document can be downloaded below.  

    Selection process and timeline  

    • The deadline to apply is 1 February 2022. 
    • 2 scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the scholarship motivation document in combination with the rest of your application. These scholarships will be awarded by the Summer Programmes Office scholarship selection committee. 
    • All other candidates who meet the eligibility and programme admission requirements will be automatically entered in a blind draw for the remaining 8 scholarships.  
    • We may be in touch shortly after the deadline to request additional information or to clarify details of your application. We will only review and include fully completed applications.
    • The scholarship results will be communicated to all candidates via email by the beginning of March.  

    Questions and contact 

    • If you have questions about the First Generation Scholarship, please get in touch with Ian M Kenny via email at summer-info-gsss@uva.nl and be sure to include 'first generation' in the subject line.  

    Additional required documents 

    • Please download the Questionnaire and Declaration at the link below (Microsoft Word file). Complete all elements, sign it, and ensure you attach it to your application as stated above.  
  • U21/LERU Partial Scholarship

    Scholarship description

    • If you are a current student of a Universitas 21 network and/or LERU network university, then you may be eligible for a partial tuition reduction scholarship. Students studying at Dutch universities on these lists are not eligible for these scholarships.   
    • Scholarship amount: €300* This amount is tentative and will finalised by 1 December. 

    Important information

    • There are a limited number of scholarships available, and they are offered on a first-come first-served basis. 
    • Not all UvA summer programmes participate in this scholarship opportunity.

    How to apply 

    • Step 1: Check whether this scholarship is available for the summer course in which you are interested. You can do this by beginning the application for that course. If this scholarship option is listed in the application form, please indicate in the required field that you are applying for it. If it is not a listed option, then this course is not eligible for the scholarship, and you cannot apply for it. 
    • Step 2: Check if your home university is part of the LERU or U21 network. If it is, continue to the next step. 
    • Step 3: Once you complete steps 1 and 2, finalise and submit your application for the programme and scholarship. 

     

  • The Amsterdam University Fund (AUF Travel Grant)

    Scholarship description

    • The Amsterdam University Fund (AUF) supports international students by helping to cover a portion of their travel costs to attend a summer course at the University of Amsterdam.
    • Priority for this scholarship opportunity is given to University of Amsterdam alumni. 
    • Scholarship amount for European residents: €200* This amount is tentative and will finalised by 1 December.
    • Scholarship amount for non-European residents: €400* This amount is tentative and will finalised by 1 December.

    Important information

    • There are a limited number of scholarships available, and they are offered on a first-come first-served basis. 
    • Not all UvA summer programmes participate in this scholarship opportunity.
    • You need to supply extra documentation for this scholarship (listed below). 
    • Once the summer programme is over, you will need to prepare a one-page write up of your time in Amsterdam that will be submitted to the AUF committee. 

    How to apply

    • Step 1: Check whether this scholarship is available for the summer course in which you are interested. You can do this by beginning the application for that course. If this scholarship option is listed in the application form, please indicate in the required field that you are applying for it. If it is not a listed option, then this course is not eligible for the scholarship, and you cannot apply for it. 
    • Step 2: Write a one-page addendum to your motivation letter which states why you need the travel grant in order to participate in the summer programme.
    • Step 3: Once you complete steps 1 and 2, finalise and submit your application for the programme and scholarship. 
  • Summer Programmes Alumni Discount

    Scholarship description

    • Have you participated in a summer programme at the UvA before? If so, we'd be excited to welcome your application for another of our programmes! The alumni discount is valid for all summer programmes alumni (students and professionals) who would like to continue their education with us in Amsterdam. 
    • Scholarship amount: €100* This amount is tentative and will finalised by 1 December.

    Important information

    • Not all UvA summer programmes participate in this scholarship opportunity.
    • You will need to indicate which programme you attended and in what year (listed below).
    • Once the summer programme is over, you will need to prepare a one-page write up of your time in Amsterdam that will be submitted to the summer programmes office. 

    How to apply 

    • Step 1: Check whether this scholarship is available for the summer course in which you are interested. You can do this by beginning the application for that course. If this scholarship option is listed in the application form, please indicate in the required field that you are applying for it. If it is not a listed option, then this scholarship is not eligible for the course, and you cannot apply for it. 
    • Step 2: At the beginning of your letter of motivation, please indicate which summer programme you are an alumn of and in what year you attended. 
    • Step 3: Once you complete steps 1 and 2, finalise and submit your application for the programme and scholarship. 
  • Social Media Scholarship

    Scholarship description

    • The social media scholarship is a tuition fee reduction in exchange for content collection and creation about your experience as a summer programmes student. The scholarship receivers will report in a form that suits them and their skills. Examples include; photography, videography and/or writing/blogging (in English). Are you excited about social media in general or do you feel at home behind a camera? Then this is a great opportunity for you! 
    • Scholarship amount: €500* This amount is tentative and will finalised by 1 December.

    Important information

    • There are a limited number of scholarships available, and they are offered on a first-come first-served basis. 
    • Not all UvA summer programmes participate in this scholarship opportunity.
    • You need to supply extra documentation for this scholarship (listed below). 

    How to apply

    • Step 1: Check whether this scholarship is available for the summer course in which you are interested. You can do this by beginning the application for that course. If this scholarship option is listed in the application form, please indicate in the required field that you are applying for it. If it is not a listed option, then this course is not eligible for the scholarship, and you cannot apply for it. 
    • Step 2: Write a one-page addendum to your motivation letter in which you introduce yourself and describe relevant skills and experiences. Shortly discuss your ideas for the ways in which you would like to report on your programme during the summer and include a link to your online portfolio, Instagram page and/or blog.
    • Step 3: Once you complete steps 1 and 2, finalise and submit your application for the programme and scholarship. 
  • FWOS Scholarship

    Scholarship description

    • This scholarship is only available for applicants to the Advanced Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society. 
    • The Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Seksualiteit (FWOS)  is offering two scholarships (with maximum value of €3000 per scholarship) to researchers in the field of sexuality studies. For a full description, please visit the FWOS website. An English description follows the Dutch. Applicants who are interested in this scholarship opportunity must contact FWOS directly for more application information. 
    • Scholarship amount: up to €3000* Final amount determined by FWOS

    Important information

    • Please note this scholarship requires a 2-step application process: both to our office, and to FWOS, who's application deadline is shortly after the Early Admission Deadline. 
    • Applicants must be Dutch nationals OR full-time residents in the Netherlands. Applicants must be current PhD, post-doc, Master's student, or researcher with an NGO, researching a topic related to human sexuality.

    How to apply

    • Step 1: When applying to the Advanced Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society, please indicate in the required field that you are applying for it. 
    • Step 2: Visit the FWOS website and download, fill out, and submit the application form. The link to the form can be found underneath the scholarship criteria on their website. Submit this document per their isntructions. 
    • Step 3: Once you complete steps 1 and 2, finalise and submit your application for the programme and scholarship. 
  • MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) | Applications closed for 2022

    MENA Scholarship Programme overview

    • The programme is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of the Shiraka programme and managed by Nuffic.

    Application deadline for summer 2022 courses: 12 October 2021

    • Applications must be completed and submitted before 16:00 CET, when the application portal closes. It is not possible to submit applications after this time, so plan accordingly. 

    Eligibility requirements for applicants

    • The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Scholarship Programme (or MSP) offers scholarships to professionals living and working in MENA countries.  
    • 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 following courses are participating in the MSP scholarship

    Step-by-step eligibility check instructions

    • If you meet the eligibilty requirements listed on the MSP website, proceed with your application by:
    • Selecting the country of which you are a national and a resident. Each country has a different focus, and list of eligible programmes. Read the information on that website carefully. 
    • Scroll down to the University of Amsterdam heading for the list of participating courses. 
    • Please check that your application falls into one of the listed country focuses.
    • You can only submit an application for one of the listed programmes at the University of Amsterdam on the country-specific website. These courses have been approved within your country focus. It is not possible to apply for a course that is not included on your country-specific website. 
    • If you meet all the requirements above, you can continue by submitting your application. 

    Step-by-step application instructions

    • Complete the online application in DELTA, the Dutch Government Application portal. Note: you do not need to submit an application via our UvA application portal, only via DELTA. The form will be published early in September at the link below. 
    • Every application must include the following:
      1. A copy of your passport that is valid for the duration of the programme.
      2. A completed Employer Statement. You must download and complete this form
      3. A government statement if necessary (Check if you need one by visiting the country-specific website). If your country requires a government statement, you must download and complete this form.  

    Selection and nomination process by the university 

    • The Summer Programmes Office team will review all completed applications in Delta in the days after the deadline. Due to the high volume of applications received, only complete applications will be accepted.  
    • We may be in touch shortly after the deadline to request additional information: please keep an eye on your email at this time.  
    • You will be notified if your application has been nominated by the university in early November. 
    • Applicants will be notified about whether or not their scholarship application was succesful in December. 

    Scholarship value

    • These full scholarships cover participation in the programme, travel to Amsterdam, insurance, and housing (including a small daily expense stipend). The final amount is determined by the OKP Committee and administered by the university. 

    Questions and contact

    • Questions about this scholarship and application process? Send an email to summer-info-gsss@uva.nl attention Ian M Kenny, and include MSP in the subject line. 
  • Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) | Applications closed for 2022

    Orange Knowledge Programme overview

    • The Orange Knowledge Programme is a Dutch global development programme, currently available in 38 countries. The programme is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Application deadline for summer 2022 courses: 2 November

    • Applications must be completed and submitted before 16:00 CET, when the application portal closes. It is not possible to submit applications after this time, so plan accordingly. 

    Eligibility requirements for applicants

    • This scholarship is for mid-career working professionals who are nationals of, living, and working in one of the listed countries
    • While scholarships are awarded to individuals, the need for training must be demonstrated in the context of the organisation for which the applicant works.

    Only the following courses participate in the OKP scholarship programme

    Step-by-step application instructions

    Selection and nomination process by the university 

    • The Summer Programmes Office team will review all completed applications in Delta in the days after the deadline. Due to the high volume of applications received, only complete applications will be accepted.  
    • We may be in touch shortly after the deadline to request additional information: please keep an eye on your email at this time.  
    • You will be notified if your application has been nominated by the university in November. 
    • Applicants will be notified about whether or not their scholarship application was succesful in December. 

    Scholarship value

    • These full scholarships cover participation in the programme, travel to Amsterdam, insurance, and housing (including a small daily expense stipend). The final amount is determined by the OKP Committee and administered by the university. 

    Questions and contact

    • Questions about this scholarship and application process? Send an email to summer-info-gsss@uva.nl and include OKP in the subject line.