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Amsterdam Science Scholarship 2013, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands


Amsterdam Science Scholarship 2013, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

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.

Deadline: 01 June 2013



The Amsterdam Science Scholarship is open to students:

  • Who have enrolled/enroll in one of the following programmes: 1. the track GRAPPA from the Master’s programme Astronomy & Astrophysics and  Physics
    2. 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.


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   mailto:[email protected]

Programme director GRAPPA – Patrick Decowski
mailto:[email protected]


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

More information about visa and permits

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