The Berlage Dutch Scholarship

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Each year the Berlage awards a scholarship to an outstanding Dutch graduate from one of the universities or academies in the Netherlands. The scholarship is established to support Dutch students who demonstrate academic excellence and wish to join the Berlage’s international, one-and-a-half-year English-language Post-Master of Science-degree program in architecture and urban design. The scholarship waives the full-tuition fee for the degree program, from September 2021 to January 2023.

Applicants should be graduates from a Dutch master’s programs in architecture or urbanism and must have achieved excellent study results. As an indication, the student will be among the top 10% of the master’s program that was followed. Students can only apply for the scholarship if they meet these criteria.

Since its founding nearly 30 years ago, The Berlage has connected leading practitioners and thinkers, with students eager to develop their own strong visions and keen to position themselves to act effectively within the discipline. It seeks applicants who are curious, proactive, imaginative, and prepared to both work individually and collectively across a series of design-based projects, proseminars, fieldwork excursions, and master classes, and who are eager to participate in a rich and diverse public program.

The following applications materials for the 2021–2023 scholarship should be sent electronically to no later than Monday, April 12, 2021:

  • a personal position statement of 1,500 to 2,000 words. This statement should position yourself within contemporary architecture practice and clearly express your future career goals, the skills you want to develop by studying at the Berlage, and how will the Berlage help you prepare you for the future you envision for yourself in architectural design practice and/or research. We use the personal position statement to evaluate your position, writing skills, and ability for critical thinking.
  • a three- to four-minute video that introduces you to the admissions committee, sharing your background and experiences and telling about your traits and motivations. Please provide a video link (URL) to your self-introduction video in a separate PDF page as part of your CV, and not embed the video file itself. Please upload the video to either YouTube or Vimeo, making the video public and unlisted. Unlisted means that anybody who has the link can view the video, but it doesn’t appear in your channel or in search results.
  • two authorized English-language recommendation letters by the graduation supervisor and/or employer(s)
  • an extensive curriculum vitae
  • a portfolio showing representative examples of design work (academic and/or professional), publications, awards etc.
  • a certified copy of grade transcript*

*A proof of English proficiency is not required for graduates from a master taught in English.

Selected applicants will receive an interview invitation by email and will be informed of the selection committee’s decision by mid May.

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