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OTS/VUFP Indonesia Scholarships - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

OTS/VUFP Indonesia Scholarships 2021 – Netherlands

  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Tuition Fees
  • Netherlands
  • Any Subject
  • Indonesia
  • February 01, 2020

Applications are invited for Funded OTS/VUFP Indonesia Scholarships at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is collaborating with OTS to attract Indonesian student to VU. The VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) sponsors the OTS scholarship programme. We encourage Indonesian students to apply for the combined OTS/VUFP Indonesia scholarships programme.

Aim of the programme

The VUFP/OTS Indonesia scholarship is for talented, motivated Indonesian students who need financial support to study at VU Amsterdam.


The VUFP/OTS Indonesia scholarships covers the tuition fees. It does not provide any additional allowance towards study or living costs. As the grant is not a full scholarship, it may be necessary to find additional funding to be able to finance your studies and stay completely. Students requiring a residence permit in the Netherlands must prove to the IND (Immigration and Naturalisation Office) that they have sufficient financial means.


The applicant for VUFP/OTS Indonesia scholarships must meet the following eligibility criteria. Failure to meet one or more of these criteria automatically means the student is not eligible for this scholarship.

Eligible candidates should: 

  • apply for the first year of a full-time English-taught Master’s programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam starting per September 2021.
  • have the Indonesian nationality and are not eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans.
  • should not have a degree from an education institution in the Netherlands.
  • be able to comply with the conditions to obtain a Dutch visa/residence permit

 Duration of the scholarship

  • For 1-year Master’s programmes: max 1 year.
  • For 2-year Master’s programmes: The VUFP/OTS Indonesia scholarship can be granted for a one or two-year Master’s programme. The scholarship will only be extended for the second year of the two-year Master’s programme if 100% of the credits of the first year have been achieved.

Other conditions

  • Students already enrolled in a two-year Master’s programme who have not been awarded the VUFP scholarship in 2020/2021 are not eligible to apply for the VUFP/OTS Indonesia scholarships 2021/2022. 
  • The scholarship will only be granted to a student once and is explicitly intended for the Master’s programme for which it has been awarded     
  • Please note that students starting their programme in February are not eligible for the OTS/VUFP Scholarships.

Combination VUFP/OTS Indonesia with Holland Scholarship Programme

VUFP/OTS Indonesia scholarships can be combined with Holland Scholarship Programme (HSP). With the application for VUFP/OTS Indonesia you automatically apply for the HSP scholarship.

  • The HSP scholarship can be awarded as € 5,000 or € 10,000.
  • VU has only a limited number of HSP scholarships. Not every student who is awarded a VUFP/OTS scholarship will be offered an HSP scholarship.
  • The HSP scholarship can only be awarded for one year, even if the Master’s programme is 2 years. This means that you need extra financial means yourself for the 2nd year.

Application procedure

1. Register for an English-taught Master’s programme (from 1 October 2020) at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. 
Students register for a Master’s programme in Studielink and after that in the VUnet portal. Here you can find more information on how to apply for one of our English-taught Master’s programmes.

2. Submit VUFP/OTS Indonesia application with all required documents via Neso Indonesia (starting from 1 November 2020). 
Email: Mr. Mohamad Maulana Taufik:
Information: Website Neso Indonesia

Required documents

For VUFP/OTS Indonesia Scholarships application, 5 documents in PDF format are required:

  • OTS application form
  • Proof that the admission process with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has started
  • Transcript, GPA and grading scale
  • Motivation form (use format) 
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)