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Fees, discounts and scholarship

Curious about our tuition fees, possible discounts and the scholarship we offer?

Check out our fees below!

Fees, discounts and scholarship

  • Fees

    Tuition fee

    Students, PhD students and employees of VU Amsterdam, Amsterdam UMC or an Aurora Network Partner€500* 
    Students and PhD students €600* 
    Applications received before 4 October-€50 (Early Bird Discount)
    • Courses worth 2 ECTS (instead of 3 ECTS) receive €100 discount

    * Auditor participants receive €100 discount. Not available for all courses. Find out more under the section: Type of participation

    The tuition fee includes: 

    • Application and registration
    • Exclusive course content for a limited number of participants
    • Individual/group guidance from the course organiser
    • Access to all online VU facilities such as the library and online learning environments
    • A certificate of attendance after completing the course 
    • A transcript of records, including the grade and the obtained ECTS
    • The full support of the winter school team
    • Optional social activities

    Secure your spot before 19 December! Apply directly or read more about the application process.

    Invoice request
    If you or your department wish to pay via an invoice, please request the invoice by contacting us at:

  • How to apply?

    Did you find a course that piques your interest?

    That’s great! 

    In that case, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible to secure your spot. Apply now or read more about the application process.

    • Application deadline: 19 December 23:59 CET (extended application deadline)
  • Type of participation

    Certified participant: As a certified participant, you will have access to all the lectures and workshops of you winter course. In addition, you will also complete assignments which are graded, so that you can get a certificate for participating in the winter course. Available for all courses.

    Auditor participant: As an auditor participant, you will have access to all the lectures and workshops of your winter course for a discounted price (-€100). You will, however, not participate in assignments and will therefore not receive a transcript of records or study credits after completing the course. 

    Auditor participant are available for:

    Digital Transformation Series: Your Disruptive Advantage in the Digital Economy
    Econometrics of Networks
    Economic Evaluation in Health Care
    Flow for scientists and innovators
    Gestures: How to Analyse Forms, Meaning and Functions
    Intercultural Philosophy in Global Times
    Kick Start Your Career: Academic Skills During & After University
    Meta-analysis: Know-how and Beyond
    Research-Creation: merging the critical and the creative
    The Art and Science of Connecting: Interpersonal Neuroscience in Dance, Music, and Cinema
    The Political Economy of Terrorism and Counter-terrorism

  • Scholarships

    The deadline for the scholarship has expired,  it is no longer possible to apply for a scholarship. The results will be shared mid-December latest.

    We would like to offer all those interested in joining our VU Graduate Winter School the opportunity to do so, regardless of background or status. To make this possible, we offer a scholarship that covers the tuition for a single course.

    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • An essay that expresses your motivation and activities you’ve carried out that benefit your community/society as a whole (350-500 words). Please indicate:  
      - Why participation in this specific VU Graduate Winter School course is relevant to your personal, professional, and/or academic goals
      - How you will use the information you learn to make a positive impact in the future for both yourself and your community
    • Professional/Academic Letter of Reference including:  
      -    The advisor’s, supervisor’s or employer’s experience working with you experience working with you (either in an academic, professional, or volunteer setting) 
      -    Their motivation for recommending you for the scholarship 
      -    Contact information 

    Application procedure 

    The deadline for the scholarship has expired,  it is no longer possible to apply for a scholarship. The results will be shared mid-December latest.

    The results of the scholarship selection will be announced mid-December latest.

    Since we have a limited number of scholarships available and a large volume of applicants, we suggest - if possible - that you make the payment the moment you apply to guarantee your place in the course. If you are granted the scholarship, your tuition fee will be reimbursed. 

    However, if you can’t attend the winter school without the scholarship, you can wait until the announcement. 

We are here to help!

Feel free to contact us anytime.

+31 (0)20 5986429

Videocall: by appointment, send in your request by e-mail


  • Jan
  • Programme Coordinator
  • Bianca
  • Summer and Winter School Officer
  • Celia
  • Summer and Winter School Officer