5 March 2018 • Wafae Boukhidous
Grant makes foreign exchange possible
Whether you want to earn a Master’s degree in London or conduct research in Brazil, a VSB grant of up to 10,000 euros can make it possible. Are you graduating this year and want to continue studying or do research abroad? Apply for the grant by 2 March 2018.
Serdar, a third-year part-time Laws student, has been dreaming of studying in Los Angeles for many years. “Once I knew for sure that I wanted to study in L.A., I started looking at the possibilities online. It didn’t take long before I learned about the VSB grant. This is a fantastic opportunity and, for some students, may be the only opportunity they have to study abroad due to financial limitations.” Without the grant, Serdar would not be able to study abroad. He has not decided yet what he wants to study in the U.S., but definitely plans to apply for the grant.
Some students think that this kind of international adventure is not an option. Kiesha, a Social Work and Social Services student, has never seriously considered this alternative. “I always thought it sounded like fun, but didn’t give it any more thought. I never took the time to find out more. I figured it wasn’t an option, so I didn’t look into it further.” The VSB grant was an unknown concept to her. But after learning about the grant, Kiesha is considering applying. “After all, I can’t let such a great opportunity pass by.”
Want to apply for a grant?
All students of a Dutch university of applied sciences or research university can apply for the VSB grant. If you are planning to do research or continue your studies abroad, you can apply for a grant of up to €10,000. The grant does not have to be repaid. If you are graduating this year, you can apply for the grant until 1 March 2018. The requirements and conditions can be found on the VSB Fund website. For more information or to apply for the grant, contact the International Office.