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Urban Studies: Planning and Living in Cities

Summer Programme Scholarships

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

UvA Student Scholarship

The Summer Programmes Office is looking for current UvA students to join our programmes! Current UvA Students interested in attending a summer programme can apply for a full tuition-fee waiver. Follow the link to see which programmes are eligible and learn more about how to apply to be part of our team in summer 2019.

First Generation Scholarship

The Summer Programmes Office is introducing a new scholarship for students who are the first in their family to attend university. Our definition of first generation scholar is someone who's parents have not undertaken university/community college education after high school. These full-tuition fee waiver scholarships are designed to enable people to come study one of our programmes, who would not otherwise have the opportunity due to financial constraints. Follow the link to see which programmes are eligible and learn more about how to apply.

The following programmes are not eligible for a First Generation Scholarship: Planning the Cycling City; Urban Studies: Planning and Living in Cities; A Peaceful Mind; The Circular City; Migration and Integration; Placemaking in the City; Comprehensive Introduction to Research Methodology and Design.

LERU / U21 Scholarships

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Regular admissions deadline per programme
     
Elligibility requirements   Applicants must be a current, full-time, student (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 university level Summer Programmes (excludes Pre-University Honours Programmes)
Scholarship value   € 500 tuition fee reduction. The amount of available scholarships is limited. If accepted, the amount will be deducted from your tuition fee upon payment.

Description: If your home university is a member of the League of European Research Universities or the Universitas 21, then you are elligible 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. 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 the acceptance of the candidates into the summer programmes. If succesful, the scholarship will be deducted from your tuition.

Summer Programmes Travel Grant

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Regular admissions deadline per programme
Elligibility 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 university level Summer Programmes (excludes Pre-University Honours Programmes and Internal Candidates to the Comprehensive Introduction to Research Methodology and Design)
Scholarship value   € 400 tuition fee reduction. If accepted, the amount will be deducted from the your tuition fee upon payment.

Description: The AUF provides  12 scholarships valued at 400 to help cover the cost of travel to the Netherlands for international students. Priority will be given to UvA Summer Programmes 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 participants in the summer programme.

FWOS Scholarship

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: 16 February 2019. Only applicable for applicants to the Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society. Please note this scholarship requires a 2-step application process: both to our office, and to FWOS.
Eligibility requirements     Applicants must be Dutch nationals OR full-time residents in the Netherlands. Applicants must be current PhD, Master's student, or researcher with an NGO, researching a topic related to human sexuality.
Qualifying programmes   The 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.

Greenland Scholarship

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10 January 2019
Eligibility requirements   Applicants must be residents of (or born in) Greenland and meet all of the admissions requirements for the programme to which they are applying. One scholarship will be awarded for summer 2019.
Qualifying programmes   See list for First Generation Scholarship.
Scholarship value   Covers all academic fees

Description: The Greenland Scholarship is part of a new, regional, rotating scholarship for a participant to come study one of our programmes at the Summer Programmes Office in the Graduate School of Social Sciences. Each year, a new region or country will be targeted, and one recipient selected. Applicants can be current high school or university students, recent graduates, or working professionals: you must be a resident of or born in Greenland. We've selected Greenland this year as it is one of the only spots around the world that we have yet to have a student from.

How to apply: When applying via the online application system, please indicate this opportunity in the scholarship section. In addition, please expand in your personal statement the ways in which this programme and scholarship would benefit you academically, professional and/or personally.

StuNed Scholarship - CLOSED for 2019

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday 10 January 2019 | 23:59 Amsterdam Time. 
Eligibility requirements   Applicants must be residents and citizens of Indonesia.
Qualifying programmes   All university level Summer Programmes
Scholarship value   Covers all academic fees, housing fees, and travel costs. This scholarship also includes an allowance for the duration of the programme.

Description: StuNed aims to support the development of Indonesia’s human resources with a focus on excellent Indonesian students and professionals. Furthermore, the scholarship programme facilitates contacts between people and organisations from Indonesia and the Netherlands, thus strengthening the bilateral cooperation between both countries. StuNed hereby focuses on the following areas that are of interest to Indonesia as well as  the Netherlands:

  • International Trade, Finance and Economics
  • Transport, (Agro)logistics and Infrastructure
  • Security and Rule of Law
  • Agro-Food and Horticulture

How to apply: When applying via the online application system, please indicate this opportunity in the scholarship section. In addition, please expand in your personal statement the ways in which this programme and scholarships would benefit you academically, professional and/or personally.

Middle East-North Africa Scholarships (MENA/MSP) - CLOSED for 2019

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: 21 October 2018
Elligibility requirements  

Applicants must be professionals (with a maximum age of 45) who are nationals of (and living and working) one of the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Linya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Syria*.

*MENA/MSP is not currently open to students applying from Syria. Applicants with Syrian nationality may apply if they are residing and working in one of the other countries listed above.

Qualifying programmes   All university level Summer Programmes (excludes Pre-University Honours Programmes).
Scholarship value   Total Scholarship value determined by the MENA committee, and is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Description:  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.

How to apply: 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.

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 left of this page)
  3. If you are accepted into the programme, we will send you a link to make a second application in Atlas (the Dutch Embassy Application portal). 
  4. In December 2018, you will be notified the results of the scholarship selection. Please understand that the University of Amsterdam does not decide the final results of the scholarship selection.

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 Employer Statement form MENA Government Statement form

Netherlands Fellowship Programems (NFP)/Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) - ClOSED for 2019

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: 21 October 2018
Elligibility 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   All university level Summer Programmes (excludes Pre-University Honours Programmes).
Scholarship value   Total Fellowship value determined by the NFP/OKP committee, and is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Description:  The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes promote capacity building within organisations in over 20 countries by providing fellowships for training and education for professionals. Beginning in 2017, 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.

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 left of this page)
  3. If you are accepted into the programme, we will send you a link to make a second application in Atlas (the Dutch Embassy Application portal). 
  4. In December 2018, you will be notified the results of the scholarship selection. Please understand that the University of Amsterdam does not decide the final results of the scholarship selection.

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).

OKP Employer Statement form OKP Government Statement form