Where will you go after your graduation at HU?

by Nanda Vrielink

“Suddenly I knew, I wanted to study International Commercial Law at an esteemed university abroad!” Nadiya (VSBfonds graduate 2012)

Right now you’re an excellent & active student at HU, on your way to obtaining your bachelor degree. But what will you be doing when you finish? Where do your dreams take you after your graduation from HU? Have you ever thought of continuing your education abroad; boosting your CV, diving into another culture and gaining a valuable international experience? In that case keep reading!

Every year, VSBfonds offers scholarships worth a maximum of €10.000 to motivated students, who would like to pursue a master’s degree or a research project at a university abroad. A unique opportunity! You can be one of the 8 students HU can nominate for a grant this year. The selection is done by a committee of HU colleagues. They will be looking at your achievements at HU so far, but more importantly at your motivation and your active participation in society: what extra-curricular activities have you undertaken? This is because VSBfonds wants to invest primarily in students who are going to make a difference in Dutch society in the future.*

VSBfonds scholarship graduate Nadiya, who did a master in International Comparitive and Commercial Law in London, is very thankful for the opportunity she got: “My experience abroad though me a lot, especially to work even harder! In the future I will definitely continue to contribute to society. The past year I have been lucky enough to get to know so many visions and views on the world and society. This definitely influenced my own perception on life. All in all it was a very successful and valuable year, that actually went past way too fast!”

The deadline for applications to go abroad in 2014-2015 is on the 1st of March. The main requirements are simple: you need to be graduating before 1st of December 2014 and you need to go abroad between 3 to 24 months.

Are you interested in knowing more about the VSBfonds scholarship?
Come to the Information Session organized by the International Office and VSBfonds on Monday December 2nd from 16.00 – 17.30 at the Faculty of Economics & Management (Padualaan 101, Uithof), room 2.F2. Sign up now at www.io.hu.nl > VSBfonds Scholarship!

Also visit www.vsbfonds.nl/beurzen for more details or contact the International Office at exchange@hu.nl.

I hope to see you there!

Nanda Vrielink

— Are you a teacher or coordinator reading this blog and are you interested in sharing information about VSBfonds with your students? I can provide you with more communication materials, please contact me at exchange@hu.nl

*Please note: this also means that the grant is only available to those students with a strong connection to the Netherlands and knowledge of the Dutch language, who are planning to live and work in the Netherlands in the future.


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