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U21 Summer Scholarships

International Student Affairs (BIS) offers 12 ‘Summer Scholarships’ of €2,000 for UvA students applying for Summer Programmes offered by one of the Universitas 21 (U21) partner universities.


The deadline for the scholarship application is 1 April (17:00).

In 6 steps towards your application

  1. Use the U21 website and the ‘Destinations and Programmes’ overview to discover the destinations.
  2. Please note that you cannot apply for the U21 Scholarship if you want to follow a summer course in the Netherlands.
  3. Make a financial budget of your expenses and income.
  4. Check the language and entry requirement and apply directly to the summer programme of your choice.
  5. Send in your online application for the U21 Summer Scholarship by email (deadline is 1 April).
  6. You will be informed about the outcome within a week. 

Choose your programme

It is important to take a couple of matters into consideration while making a decision about the Summer School destinations. There are differences in the programmes that are offered. For example: some universities arrange interdisciplinary modules while others offer regular courses. There could also be a difference in the entry requirements. And even though all programmes take place in the summertime, the period and length may differ. This also applies for any extra costs such as accommodation and activities.

Apply for the summer programme and for the scholarship

The U21 Summer Scholarship will (probably) only cover part of the costs of the entire summer programme. Also, the UvA only offers a scholarship, it is your own responsibility to directly apply to the summer programme offered by the U21 university of your choice. If you are awarded with the scholarship, you will receive the grant only after you have received a notification of acceptance that you are granted by the U21 university to enrol in their summer programme.

Application and Outcome

The deadline for the U21 Summer Scholarship application is 1 April, 17:00. Please be advised to use the U21 Summer Scholarship Application Form and attach your most recent official transcript in (or translated to) English. You can send your complete application to Please make sure to mention Application U21 Summer Scholarship in the subject header.

You will be informed about the outcome within a week. 

Below you can find the document you need to apply for the U21 Summer Scholarship. 

Questions and contact

Have you read all the information and do you still have questions? Please get in contact with the office of International Student Affairs (BIS) In the Contact menu you can find information on how to reach us. 

An overview of  U21 universities and their summer course offerings can be found in the following ‘Destinations and Programmes’. Additional information can be found on the U21 website.