Fulbright Grant

Fulbright grant

The Fulbright Center invites 20 to 25 American understudies to the Netherlands every year through the Fulbright U.S. Understudy Program. Our projects have been changing lives for a long time, yet we have stayed unaltered in our pledge to cultivating transformative encounters through training and the advancement of shared comprehension between residents of the United States and the Netherlands.


Just understudies from the U.S. can apply for the Fulbright grant. U.S. understudies right now living in the Netherlands won’t be considered for any honors to The Netherlands. Additionally, U.S. understudies with both U.S. also, Dutch citizenship are avoided. Furthermore, this award is additionally not accessible for US understudies with another EU nationality who plan to learn at the VU based on their EU nationality, or a spousal EU visa.

Foundation profile

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is positioned among Europe’s top research colleges and gives a globally situated network where understudies can build up their maximum capacity. A significant level of desire describes research and training at this college. Free and open correspondence of thoughts, unequivocally situated toward individuals and society, are empowered. The college looks for restoration, utilizing the quality of the assortment of scholastic controls, nationalities, belief systems and social feelings that exist in the earth.

VU Amsterdam offers a focused scope of research and scholastic alumni programs, covering all significant scholarly trains. The college is situated in one of the most unique and quickly developing business locale in The Netherlands in which representatives with a worldwide foundation are broadly valued. Amsterdam is the most socially various city on the planet, flaunting 179 unique nationalities, where English is broadly spoken.


Some information on Dutch is valuable at the hour of appearance in The Netherlands, however not required. The awards are accessible just for Master’s projects educated in English.

Award period

a year, beginning September 1.

Fulbright researchers that have been allowed the grant for a multi year Master’s program will be qualified to get a VUFP grant for the subsequent year, in the event that they have accomplished 100% of the credits of the principal year.

Applicant profile

Candidates must have solid inspiration and great examination results. Applicants must be conceded (at the hour of use or later during the determination procedure for the Fulbright award) to English instructed Master’s qualification programs at VU Amsterdam. U.S. understudies at present dwelling in the Netherlands won’t be considered for any honors to the Netherlands.

Award benefits

The award will be paid in 12 regularly scheduled payments of € 1.100. Global travel will be repaid to a limit of € 900. The expense of the living arrangement license (roughly € 350) will be secured too. An additional remittance of € 550 will be paid at appearance and can be utilized to take care of the expense of the education cost or the expenses of settling in. Education costs are not deferred, however vary per program.


No needy stipend is accessible.

Application methodology

Apply for the Fulbright award by the cutoff time of 8 October 2019. Here you can discover more data on the most proficient method to apply.

After the application for the Fulbright award the understudies set up their application for the VU Fulbright grant and present this before 15 January at the most recent.


The Fulbright Commission and the VU programs in the Netherlands will settle on their choice, and once the two choices have been taken, the understudy will be educated, as a rule in March or April.


For additional data about the Fulbright award, kindly contact Ms. Linda Pietersen – l.pietersen@fulbright.nl. For more data about the projects of VU Amsterdam contact vufp@vu.nl.


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