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Musicality: Unraveling our capacity for music

Tuition, Costs & Scholarships

Tuition fees

Length of programme: 2 weeks
Tuition Brain and Cogntive Sciences students, UvA: € 0
Tuition Comparable Master's Program at a Dutch University: € 0
Tuition Comparable Master's Program at a non-Dutch University: € 275
Tuition PhD programme: € 275

The tuition fee includes:

  • Symposium and ABC Brain Day
  • Eight Masterclasses from renowned experts in the field
  • Guidance by a designated tutor in performing a small research project
  • Lecture from the Visiting Honorary Chair
  • Access to course materials on Canvas
  • Credit students receive a transcript

The tuition fee does not include lunches, travel to/from Amsterdam nor housing.


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 arrange their housing through providers in the private sector such as Hostels, Airbnb,, etc.

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 School organisation 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.

Amsterdam University Fund (AUF Travel grant)

The Amsterdam University Fund has one travel grant to offer participants in the Summer Programmes (AUF Travel grant). This travel grant is for third year bachelor and master students. The travel grant can only be used to cover travel costs. It cannot be used in conjuncture with other scholarships (i.e. LERU/U21/GEP). 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).

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.