VU Amsterdam Fellowship Programme for Ethiopian Students

The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (abbreviated as VU, VU Amsterdam, which means “free university” in Dutch) is a university in Amsterdam, Netherlands, founded in 1880. The VU is one of two large, publicly funded research universities in the city, the other being the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The university offers outstanding international students the unique opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Host Nation: Netherlands, Amsterdam

Hosting University: Vrije Universiteit

Level of the study: only Master’s degree (the courses must be English-taught)

Acceptable countries: Ethiopia is on the list

Deadline: 1 February 2019.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The VUFP scholarship is a tuition fee waiver. VUFP scholarship does not provide any additional allowance towards study or living costs. For students enrolled in a two-year Master’s programme, the scholarship can be extended to a second year if he/she achieved 100% of the credits of the first year and only if the student was granted a scholarship from the beginning,


The VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) is a Merit scholarship programme for strongly motivated students with excellent study results. Eligible candidates must be able to prove their academic excellence, must be admitted to a English taught Master’s degree at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Students with the Dutch nationality and/or a Dutch degree (given that the Dutch degree is used for admission) are not eligible for admission.

Application instructions:

Please note that you must have applied for the Master programme before you can apply for the VUFP scholarship.