University of Amsterdam - Social Sciences
The Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS) is the educational institute of the University of Amsterdam where we host all master and research masterstudents in the social sciences. The Graduate School has about 1000 registered Master’s students of various nationalities.
Our ambition is to be a dynamic, multifaceted institution marked by high academic standards, an open intellectual international atmosphere, and a vibrant ‘academic commons' with multiple public events, where Dutch and international students and faculty engage in debates, in seminars and in the classrooms.
Diversity and excellence
At the Graduate School of Social Sciences we stand for diversity and excellence of social science graduate programmes in the areas of:
- human geography
- international development studies
- political science
We aim at providing high quality administrative services to faculty and students alike. We seek to improve consistency of processes and standards across the graduate programmes and continuous review and improvement of education in order to maintain rigorous academic standards.
About the University of Amsterdam
A modern university with a rich history, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) traces its roots back to 1632, when the Golden Age school Athenaeum Illustre was established to train students in trade and philosophy. Today, with over 38,000 students, and over 6,000 staff it is one of the larger comprehensive universities in Europe. The UvA has a broad academic curriculum. The university’s academic research is at the top of the international league in many respects. UvA staff publishes around 8,000 academic articles each year. The UvA is a member of the League of European Research Universities.
All master programmes of the UvA Graduate School of Social Sciences, research masters excluded.
1 scholarship per country for students from:
Value of the scholarship
Duration of scholarship
Entire duration of studies (12 months)
- TOEFL iBT min. score: 100
- IELTS min. score: 7.0
- Cambridge Cl advanced
- GPA min score: 3.1
To be fully accepted in the programme, without any outstanding conditions; to have a strong letter of motivation and to be promising in their field as indicated by their letter of recommendation. Note that application for the master' s programme and the OTS are two separate procedures and that the application deadline is resp. 11 January and 13 January 2023
Working experience needed?
No, working experience is not a requirement
- International Office Social Science
- T: +31 20 525 8300
How to apply
13 January 2023
Note that application for the master's programme and the OTS are two separate procedures and that the application deadline is resp. 11 January and 13 January 2023
Documentation to provide
- Curriculum Vitae in English
- Recommendation letter
- Motivation letter specifically written for OTS: this letter is different from the general motivation letter for the programme, as it focuses on the reasons why you think you needs to be selected for OTS.
- Budget plan
Terms and conditions
By applying for OTS you agree to the Orange Tulip Scholarship terms and conditions.