4 Fulbright/Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFall Start
Grant Length12 Months
Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is ranked among Europe's top research universities and provides an internationally-oriented community in which students can develop their full potential. A high level of ambition characterizes research and education at this university. Free and open communication of ideas, strongly-oriented toward people and society, are encouraged. The university seeks renewal, using the strength of the variety of academic disciplines, nationalities, ideologies and social convictions that exist in the environment. VU Amsterdam offers a competitive range of research and academic graduate programs, covering all major academic disciplines. The university is located in one of the most dynamic and fast-growing business districts in The Netherlands in which employees with an international background are widely appreciated. Amsterdam is the most culturally diverse city in the world, boasting 179 different nationalities, where English is widely spoken.
Applications for 12 months, starting September 1, will be considered.
For the second year, please see remarks on this link on the specific VU Amsterdam grant.
The one-day Fulbright In-Country orientation will take place at the end of August/beginning of September (date to be determined).
Applicants must have strong motivation and excellent study results. Candidates must be admitted (at the time of application or later during the selection process for the Fulbright grant) to an English taught Master's degree programs at VU Amsterdam. The list of these programs can be found at https://masters.vu.nl/en/index.aspx.
Please note that joint programmes administered by another university than VU are excluded from this grant. If you are unsure if your chosen programme is administered by VU Amsterdam or another university, please contact the International Student Advisors.
U.S. Students with U.S. and Dutch nationality are not eligible. In addition, U.S. students with both U.S. and European citizenship, or students on a spousal E.U. visa, will not be considered.
Candidates who will receive a PhD degree by the grant start date are not eligible for consideration.
Candidates who wish to start a joint programme administered by another university than VU are not eligible for consideration. If you are unsure if your chosen programme is administered by VU Amsterdam or another university, please contact the International Student Advisors.
Accepted Degree Levels
Special Application Instructions
In your Fulbright online application, for Award Name please select VU Amsterdam from the drop down menu.
Foreign Language Proficiency
Additional Information: Dutch language proficiency is not required, but is useful at the time of arrival. Some study of Dutch prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. The grants are available only for Master's programs taught in English.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter of acceptance required prior to grant start
Applicants are required to apply to VU Amsterdam independent of their Fulbright application and, if already admitted, to include a letter of admission with their application. If this is not yet possible, this can be provided at a later date. A letter of affiliation is not necessary.
Although the deadline for applying at the VU Amsterdam is April 1, 2023, applicants who want to be considered for the Fulbright/Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam grants are asked to apply and complete their application at VU Amsterdam before January 15, 2023 at the latest. The application process opens on October 1, 2022.
Grantees are responsible for finding housing themselves. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam may be able to help with this, but this is not guaranteed.
Dependent support is not available. If an applicant is planning on bringing dependents, please contact the host institution to inquire whether they are willing to also apply for a residence permit for the dependents. Without a residence permit applied for by the host, dependents will not be able to join the applicant.