Various scholarship opportunities are available to UvA Summer School students. Also check the programme of your choice for specific scholarship information.
Certain universities may have bilateral exchange agreements which lead to partial or full tuition remission for some of the UvA Summer School courses. Check our list of partner universities to see if we have such a formal Global Exchange Programme agreement with your home university. Your home international office should also be able to inform you if such an agreement exists and what the rules and regulations are.
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.
Please note: 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. There are a limited number of scholarships available.
The Amsterdam University Fund (AUF) also supports a number of international students who register for a summer course at the University of Amsterdam. The AUF covers part of the travel expenses for a limited number of students (there is a fixed budget). Students receiving LERU or U21 scholarships are not eligible for the AUF; it is available for third year-Bachelor's and Master's students only. Please ask the contact person from the faculty organising the course of your choice for more information.
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 Orange Knowledge Programme, or OKP, is the new initiative of and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs for professionals who are nationals of and work and live in one of the 28 OKP 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.
OKP applications for summer programmes are closed for 2019. If you would like to apply for OKP for summer 2020, please check back on our website in August 2019.
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.
While scholarships are awarded to individuals, the need for training must be demonstrated in the context of the organisation for which the applicant works.
Contact the Summer School office responsible for your programme for the appplication deadline.
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.