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Fees and scholarships

Curious about our tuition fees or the scholarships we offer?

This page is currently under construction. You can leave your contact details to be added to our summer 2023 newsletter.  Applications for Summer School 2023 will open in the new year.

*The information you will find below is from Summer School 2022 and changes may apply in 2023


  • 1. Equal Access Scholarship

    Applications for the Equal Access Scholarship are closed (the deadline was 1 April).

    Application procedure (closed for applications)

    This page is currently under construction. Check out this page in the new year for information on the scholarships for summer school 2023. 

    Great that you are interested in applying for the Equal Access Scholarship. You can apply via the application form. Please be aware that it is only possible to select one course. 

    The results of the scholarship selection will be announced mid-April. Since we have a limited number of scholarships available for a large number of applicants, we suggest - if possible! - to complete your payment at the time of your course application to guarantee your place in the course. However, if you are not able to come without the scholarship, you can just wait until the announcement. If you would like to come, regardless of whether you will be granted the scholarship, it is best to secure your place in the course by completing your payment via our regular registration form.  If the scholarship is granted to you, the tuition and accommodation fee will be reimbursed.

    Deadline to submit your Equal Access Scholarship application: 1 April (23:59 CET). 


    When you apply via the Equal Access Scholarship application form you will be requested to upload the following documents:

    • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé (CV) stating your educational background;  
    • Professional Letter of Reference Including:
      -    His/her/their experience working with you (either in an academic, professional, or volunteer setting)
      -    His/her/their motivation for recommending you for the scholarship
      -    Complete contact information 
    • When filling out the scholarship form we will ask the following questions*:
      1. Why are you interested in joining VU Amsterdam Summer School?
      2. What’s your motivation for selecting this course?
      3. How you will use the information you learn to make a positive impact in the future for both yourself and your community?
      4. Why do you deserve this scholarship?

    *Please stick to a maximum of 150 words per question.

    We highly recommend you to read our Grading System before submitting your scholarship application. 

    What is included?

    1.  Full tuition for one VU Amsterdam Summer School course in July 2023
    2.  Accommodation in one of our accommodation options (if needed)*  
    3.  One social activity on Wednesday*

    * Your preference for housing and the social activity will be taken into consideration, however allocation will be based on availability. 

    Please be aware that it is not possible to select more than one course for the scholarship. If you are interested in an extra course in a different session then please apply for this course via our regular registration form. 

    Selection process

    In order to create a fair grading system that will allow the VU Amsterdam Summer School Team to pick the best scholarship applicants, a two-part grading system will be used. In the application form, you will have to answer four questions. Please bear in mind that your answers must be 150 words maximum per question. With the aim of being as transparent as possible, you are able to view our Grading System. This grading card will be used to select the nominees. However, as you will read later, originality will be valued. Feel free to think outside the box. Good luck!

  • 2. Photographer Scholarship

    This page is currently under construction. Check out this page in the new year for information on the scholarships for summer school 2023. 

    Do you love to capture moments, people and surroundings on your smart phone/camera? Do you have good editing skills and a passion for social media? Become our summer school photographer! This photographer scholarship is only offered to those participating in a 2-week course or in case you join us for both sessions. 

    What do we offer:

    • €500 discount on tuition fee
    • All social activities for free (but must take photos)

    What do we expect from you:

    • Photos of your time at VU Amsterdam Summer School (photos of fellow students, Amsterdam, excursions and social programme)
    • Creating content / story takeover on the VU Amsterdam Instagram account
    • Participation in the social programme (free of charge and based on availability)
    • Attending the photographer kick-off meeting

    Application procedure

    Please send a short video where you introduce yourself (approx. 30 seconds-1 minute) and some examples of your photo work to, please use 'Photographer Scholarship' as subject line. It is important to use your own smart phone or camera. Deadline for applications is 15 May 2022.

Team VU Amsterdam Summer School

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  • Bianca
  • Programme Coordinator
  • Celia
  • Summer and Winter School Officer
Celia VU Amsterdam Summer & Winter School
  • Helena
  • Summer and Winter School Officer
Helena VU Amsterdam Summer and Winter School