[Netherlands] Vrije Universiteit Graduate Winter School


[This program is self funded]

Improve your research, data analysis and paper writing skills by joining our intensive and innovative graduate courses. You gain a decent amount of credits in a short period of time, while expanding your knowledge and learning to efficiently share it with others. Find out here if a winter course at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is the right option for you.

-Support before, during and after the programme
-Orientation and social programme
-Airport pick up service
-Various housing options for all students
-Emergency assistance
-Transcript of records after completing the course



The tuition fee for a one-week course is either € 700 (awarding 2 ECs) or € 800 (awarding 3 ECs). For a two-week course the fee is € 1100 (awarding 6 ECs). Students from Universitas Gadjah Mada will receive 20% discount from Vrije Universiteit.

The tuition fee includes:

  • Airport pick-up service
  • Course excursions (if any)
  • Orientation programme and goodiebag
  • On-site support and 24/7 emergency assistance
  • A transcript of records after completing the course

Not included:

  • The social programme
  • Costs for accommodation
  • Travel and living expenses



VU Graduate Winter School consists of one- and two-week courses. You can combine one-week courses to create a two-week study at VU Amsterdam. All courses are full-time, therefore you can follow only one per session.

Dates 2019

  • Session 1: 5 January to 12 January
  • Session 2: 12 January to 19 January
  • Session 1+2: 5 January to 19 January



For detail explanation please visit: https://vu.nl/en/programmes/short/winter-school/courses/index.aspx

  • Contemporary Topics in Globalization and Finance
  • Data Analysis in R
  • Developing Theories about the Social World: A Dynamic Systems Perspective
  • International Business Advanced Paper Writing Course
  • Managing Migration and Demographics
  • Reaching the Crowd: Videomaking and Online Engagement for Research Promotion, Transparency and Impact
  • Soft Skills Toolkit
  • The Challenges of Global Ageing
  • Theories and Methods for Inter- and Transdisciplinary PhD Research
  • Time Series Analyis, Prediction and Forecasting



  • Master: at least enrolled in the 1st year of Master studies – professionals need to have a Bachelor diploma
  • PhD: at least enrolled in 1st year of PhD studies



  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Motivation Letter
  3. Letter of Nomination from Faculty (addressed to Office of International Affairs)
  4. Certificate of Enrollment from Faculty
  5. Letter of Recommendation from Academic Advisor
  6. Colored copy of passport
  7. Passport-size photo (4 pieces, 3.5 x 4.5 cm, white background color, taken within the past three months)
  8. English language proficiency (TOEFL – iBT 92, or an IELTS score of 6.5.)
  9. Official Academic Transcript



  1. Submit the aforementioned documents to Office of International Affairs, UGM (Bulaksumur F-12) for internal review.
  2. OIA staffs will evaluate your application.
  3. Once you are selected as Nominated Student, you may continue online application through website.
  4. FINAL decision from Vrije Universiteit.
Please send all documents above in hardcopy (2 COPIES) to Office of International Affairs, UGM (Bulaksumur Block F-12) and  softcopy (compiled in 1 PDF file) to scholarship@ugm.ac.id no later than November 26, 2018.