In the domains Green Life Sciences and Gravitation Astroparticle Physics
The Amsterdam Science Scholarships programme is open to excellent foreign students from all countries of the world. It is aimed at talented undergraduate students in the domains Green Life Sciences and Gravitation Astroparticle Physics, two priority areas of the Faculty of Science.
The Amsterdam Science Scholarship is open to students:
- Who have enrolled/enroll in one of the following programmes:
- the track GRAPPA from the Master’s programme Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics
- the track ‘Green Life Sciences’ from the Master’s programme Biological Sciences.
These two programmes correspond with two research priority areas of the Faculty.
- Who have completed, or are in the process of completing, the appropriate Bachelor’s programme and have a grade average corresponding to the top 10% of the students.
- Who are expected to have an overall grade point average (GPA) equivalent to at least:
- 3.5 (GPA American system)
- 1 (a 1st class honours / upper division British system)
- 8+ (Dutch EC-system)
- Who are able to comply with the conditions to obtain a Dutch visa (if applicable).
- Who are expected to meet the English language requirements of the Faculty of Science.
How to apply
Students can apply for a scholarship by supplying the following by mail to the programme director (see the links below):
- a statement of motivation, 1 page A4 maximum, stating the reasons for attending the programme
- at least two letters of reference from academic staff members
- copies of written work such as a selection of term papers, copies of scientific publications and a copy of the bachelor thesis if available
- curriculum vitae
- any other material that will strengthen the application: copies of prizes/awards obtained, a description of relevant work experience, etc.
- up-to-date translated and certified transcripts
The Programme Director will make a first selection and can recommend a candidate for a scholarship to the Science Scholarship Committee. An assessment will be made by the Science Scholarship Committee considering the presented information.
Programme director Green Life Sciences - Robert Schuurink R.C.Schuurink@uva.nl
Programme director GRAPPA - Patrick Decowski M.P.Decowski@uva.nl
Completed applications should be received by the committee of the Faculty of Science before 1 June 2013 (also see below); this includes a sufficient English proficiency test result. Selection will take place from May 2013 onwards. Scholarship candidates will be notified as soon as the selection is known.
- Students who need a VISA and residence permit: 1 June
- Students who need a residence permit only: 1 July
- EU/EEA students: 1 July
The scholarship is offered in two variants:
- For students from the EER, the maximum is € 15.000,- per year, for the duration of the two-year programme.
- For students outside the EER the maximum is € 25.000,- per year, for the duration of the two-year programme.
Note that the scholarship cannot be used as a (partial) tuition fee waiver; applicants should pay the full amount of tuition (EER € 1.800, per year, non-EER €12,000, for the academic year 2013-2014).
- The scholarship is granted for the two-year programme that starts in September of a certain year and cannot be transferred to another academic year.
- Students who are awarded this scholarship are expected to complete their first year of study with good results in order to receive the scholarship for the second academic year. The prerequisite for obtaining the scholarship for a second year is the achievement of at least 80% of the 60 possible credits.
- In the case that students receive other scholarships, the amount will be subtracted from the Amsterdam Science Scholarship.
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Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.