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Amsterdam Law School

Mr Julia Henriëtte Jaarsma-Adolfs Fund

Amsterdam Law School

This scholarship is meant for exceptionally talented and motivated students, from within and outside the EEA, who wish to pursue an LLM at the Amsterdam Law School. Students must be (conditionally) admitted to an LLM and selection is based on (undergraduate) academic records and motivation. Students who apply must belong to the top 10% of their class.

Application deadline

The deadline for application is 15 January 2020 - please note, this is earlier than the 1 April deadline for general admission.
Please note that this scholarship is not available for Information Law (Research master),International Tax Law and Public International Law (Research master) students.

Trudie Vervoort-Jaarsma

Trudie Vervoort-Jaarsma studied psychology at the UvA in the 1960s. Her parents were high-profile jurists in Surabaya in the former Dutch East Indies. The two funds established from her bequest commemorate her mother, a successful lawyer who amassed a substantial share of the family's wealth, and her own daughter, who also studied psychology at the UvA and who died at a young age. Believing travel to be vital in students' academic training, she designated the scholarship specifically for this purpose.


One Mr Julia Henriëtte  Jaarsma-Adolfs Fund scholarship will be awarded every academic year. If the scholarship recipient is a non-EU citizen, the scholarship grant covers approximately €15.000 for non-EU tuition fees and €10.000 for living expenses. If the scholarship is awarded to an EU citizen, the scholarship will be €12.000, covering €2000 for the tuition fee and €10.000 for living expenses. 

Selection criteria

All applicants for the Mr Julia Henriëtte  Jaarsma-Adolfs Fund scholarship will be subject to strict selection criteria. These criteria are as follows:

  • Excellent grades during the undergraduate programme: students must belong to the top 10% of their class, with a GPA of at least 8 (on a scale from 1-10). Students must provide proof by submitting a formal statement from the dean and examinations board. 
  • The academic quality of the university where the undergraduate degree was obtained will be taken into account.
  • The candidates must place their motivation for the specific Master’s programme in context and explain the relevance of this choice for their future career (academic or professional) in letter of motivation (max. 500 words).
  • Talent for academic research will be proven by means of a letter of recommendation from a teacher or academic (thesis) supervisor, and a telephone interview (if needed).
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate participation in certain extracurricular activities such as university/student committees, experience abroad, sports, or music at a high level, or voluntary experience. 
  • Candidates must not be eligible for financial support from the Dutch government (study financing).
  • Overall quality of the application.
  • Proof of English proficiency:
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - The minimum required TOEFL score is 100 iBT, with a minimum score of 25 for reading and listening skills and 24 for speaking and writing skills. TOEFL ITP-scores are not accepted.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - The minimum required overall IELTS score is 7.0, with a minimum score of 6.0 for each individual component.

Exceptions will be made for students who have English as their native language and completed an English-language legal study programme (in either the UK, Ireland, the US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand).

How to apply?

Applicants should write a motivation letter in which you explain why you wish to be nominated for a scholarship from the Mr Julia Henriëtte Jaarsma-Adolfs Fund and what it would mean for your future academic career. This letter should be accompanied with the other required application documents:

  • Printed version of the completed online LLM application form
  • Certified copy of university transcript of grades
  • Certified copy of university diploma
  • Evidence of English proficiency
  • Two letters of reference written by a dean, teacher or academic supervisor
  • Curriculum vitae
  • a description of extracurricular activities such as participation in student commissions, international experience, sports or music at a high level or volunteer work;

The above mentioned documents must be received before 15 January 2020 as hard copies to:

University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam Law School
Admissions Office
P.O. Box 1030
NL-1000 BA Amsterdam
The Netherlands

For registered post:
University of Amsterdam
Admissions Office Amsterdam Law School
Valckenierstraat 59
1018 XE Amsterdam
The Netherlands


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