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Power to the People: Activism and Grassroots Organising

Summer Programme Scholarships

Scroll through our list of scholarships: check your eligibility and follow the instructions listed below each opportunity to apply. It is not possible to apply for more than one scholarship per applicant, and scholarships cannot be combined.

  • Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)

    *This scholarship information is not yet confirmed for summer 2021. Summer programmes fall under the Q3 category "short courses" and are currently on hold. We will update this website as soon as we have more information from NUFFIC (the scholarship organisers). If you are interested in this scholarship opportunity, we recommend you gather all the necessary documents but do not submit your application to the Summer Programmes Office until NUFFIC announces its decision over the course of September. We are sorry for the inconvenience. 

    Application deadline:  Monday 12 October 2020 for summer 2021 on-site programmes. 

    Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be professionals who are nationals of (and living and working) in one of the listed countries. In order to apply for the fellowship, applicants must have the support of their employer. There must also be a clear need for training within the context of the organisation/company.

    Qualifying programmes:

    Scholarship value: Total fellowship value is determined by the OKP committee, and is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Description:  The Orange Knowledge Programme, is the new initiative of and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the budget for development cooperation and promotes capacity building within organisations in over 50 countries by providing fellowships for training and education for professionals. 

    How to apply: 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. 

    The application procedure is as follows:

    1. Ensure that you meet the minimum requirements for the OKP scholarship
    2. Complete the online application located on our How to apply webpage (refer to the list on the top of this page). Make sure to include these extra documents: 
      - A completed Employer Statement (see the below example for the correct format)
      - A Government Statement (if necessary – check here to see if you are required to complete a Government Statement. If required for your country, see the below example for the correct format for the statement).
      -In order to avoid paying the application fee, please choose the "bank transfer" option, and upload a document that states that you are applying for the OKP scholarship and are therefore exempt from paying the fee.
    3. Apply via Delta, the Dutch Government's application portal. Submit the same documents. 
    4. Within one week of applying, you will hear from our office if you have been accepted to the programme. Being admitted to the programme does not mean you have won the scholarship, but is one of the basic eligilbilty requirement. 
    5. In December 2020, you will be notified of the results of the scholarship selection by our office. Please understand that the University of Amsterdam does not decide the final results of the scholarship: these are made by NUFFIC. 

    Please note that an Employer Statement is a mandatory document in the application process. Please attach the completed Employer Statement at the end of your letter of motivation (in one, merged PDF). Please use the below letter templates for the Employer Statement and the Government Statement (if necessary).

  • MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP)

    Application deadline:  Monday 12 October 2020 for summer 2021 on-site programmes. 

    Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be professionals who are nationals of (and living and working) in one of the listed countries. In order to apply for the fellowship, applicants must have the support of their employer. There must also be a clear need for training within the context of the organisation/company.

    Qualifying programmes:

    Scholarship value: Total fellowship value is determined by the MSP committee, and is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Description:  The MENA Scholarship Programme,  aims to contribute to capacity building within organisations in MENA countries by providing fellowships for training and education for professionals in the Netherlands. It also aims at strengthening the relations between the participating countries and The Netherlands by building a sustainable alumni network.

    How to apply: 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. 

    The application procedure is as follows:

    1. Ensure that you meet the minimum requirements for the MSP scholarship
    2. Complete the online application located on our How to apply webpage (refer to the list on the top of this page). Make sure to include these extra documents: 
      - A completed Employer Statement (see the below example for the correct format)
      - A Government Statement (if necessary – check here to see if you are required to complete a Government Statement. If required for your country, see the below example for the correct format for the statement)
      -In order to avoid paying the application fee, please choose the "bank transfer" option, and upload a document that states that you are applying for the MSP scholarship and are therefore exempt from paying the fee.
    3. Apply via Delta, the Dutch Government's application portal. Submit the same documents. 
    4. Within one week of applying, you will hear from our office if you have been accepted to the programme. Being admitted to the programme does not mean you have won the scholarship, but is one of the basic eligibility requirements. 
    5. In December 2020, you will be notified of the results of the scholarship selection by our office. Please understand that the University of Amsterdam does not decide the final results of the scholarship: these are made by NUFFIC. 

    Please note that an Employer Statement is a mandatory document in the application process. Please attach the completed Employer Statement at the end of your letter of motivation (in one, merged PDF). Please use the below letter templates for the Employer Statement and the Government Statement (if necessary).

  • Summer Programmes Travel Grant

    *This scholarship information is tentative and not yet confirmed for summer 2021. 

    Application deadline: Roughly half of the available travel grants will be awarded to students who apply by the Early Admission Deadline (1 February 2021). The remaining grants will be awarded to students who applied by the regular admissions deadline (1 April 2021). 

    Eligibility requirements: The Amsterdam University Fund is sponsoring partial scholarships to help students cover the cost of travelling to Amsterdam. Applicants must live outside of the Netherlands in order to be eligible.

    Qualifying programmes: All on-site university level Summer Programmes (excludes Pre-University Honours Programmes, applicants to the Comprehensive Introduction to Research Methodology and Design, and participants in online courses).

    Scholarship value:

    • €500 tuition fee reduction for non-EU/EAA residents.
    • €250 tuition fee reduction for EU/EEA residents.

    Description: The AUF provides scholarships to help cover the cost of travel to the Netherlands for international students. Priority will be given to University of Amsterdam alumni residing in countries outside the Netherlands.

    How to apply: When applying via the online application system, please indicate this opportunity in the scholarship section. Please 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.

    If you do not include this addendum at the time of your application, you will not be considered for the grant. 

    Questions? Get in touch with us at summer-info-gsss@uva.nl

  • Summer Programmes Alumni Discount

    Description: Have you participated in a summer programme organized through our office 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. 

    Qualifying programmes: All on-site university level Summer Programmes (excludes Pre-University Honours Programmes, applicants to the Comprehensive Introduction to Research Methodology and Design, and participants in online courses).

    Number of available discounts: 1 per alumn. Cannot be combined with other scholarships. 

    Scholarship value: €250 tuition fee reduction. If accepted, the amount will be deducted from your tuition fee upon payment in our webshop.

    How to apply: In your letter of motivation, please mention the name of the previous programme you attended, and the year. 

  • LERU / U21 Partner University Scholarship

    *This scholarship information is tentative and not yet confirmed for summer 2021. 

    Application deadline: Early Admissions Deadline (1 February 2021). These scholarships are offered on a first-come first-served basis. Therefore, we recommend that students from partner universities apply by the Early Admissions deadline as spaces are limited and this is a popular scholarship opportunity. 

    Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be current, full-time, students (at the time of application) registered at a LERU or U21 University. Please see the LERU and U21 websites to see if your university qualifies.

    Qualifying programmes: All on-site university level summer programmes organized by the Summer Programmes Office at the Graduate School of Social Sciences (excludes Pre-University Honours Programmes, and online courses). 

    Scholarship value: €500 tuition fee reduction. If accepted, the amount will be deducted from your tuition fee upon payment in our webshop.

    Description: If your home university is a member of the League of European Research Universities or the Universitas 21, then you are eligible to apply. Students from Dutch universities on this list are not elligible for scholarships.

    How to apply: When applying via the online application system, please indicate this opportunity in the scholarship section. No extra documentation is required, but students who do not self-indicate this scholarship in the application form will not be considered for this opportunity. 

  • Social Media Scholarship

    Description: The social media scholarship is a €250 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!  

    Application deadline: Regular admission deadline: 1 April 2021. 

    Qualifying programmes: All on-site university level summer programmes organised by the Summer Programmes Office at the Graduate School of Social Sciences. 

    Number of available scholarships: 3 Scholarships with a value of €250 each. 

    How to apply: To apply for this scholarship, please write personal statement of one page in which you introduce yourself and describe relevant skills and experiences in addition to your programme specific letter of motivation. 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.

  • FWOS Scholarship

    *This scholarship information is tentative and not yet confirmed for summer 2021.

    Application deadline: Early Admission Deadline (1 February 2021). Only applicable for applicants to the Advanced Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society.

    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. 

    Eligibility requirements: 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.

    Qualifying programmes: The Advanced Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society

    Scholarship value: Final scholarship value to be determined by FWOS, with a maximum value of €3000

    Description: 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.

    How to apply: When applying via the online application system, please indicate this opportunity in the scholarship section so we are aware that you are applying. 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. 

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