The Piet Rietveld Scholarship (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

April 01, 2022

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  • Netherlands
De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam


The Piet Rietveld Scholarship was established by the School of Business and Economics and the Department of Spatial Economics in memory of the late Professor Piet Rietveld (1952-2013), Head of the Department of Spatial Economics in the years 2002-2013. The master's programme offers a yearly single scholarship for an excellent student in the programme originating from a developing country. Especially Indonesian students are encouraged to apply.


Deadline: 1 April 2021

Fields of study: Eligible candidates should be admitted to the Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics master’s degree programme at VU Amsterdam.

Note that successful applicants for the scholarship must have a minimum level of English in order to obtain a visa. 

How to apply: Send a CV, a Grade List, and a Letter of Motivation to the following e-mail address:  Please apply simultaneously for admittance to the master's programme, insofar as you have not done so already.

About the Master Programme

A unique master's programme: the only one in the world that offers an integrated view on urban/regional issues, transport, and the environment from an economic perspective.

This high-quality one-year programme offers you the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to tackle complex problems at a high level of abstraction, keeping in mind the need to translate theoretical solutions into clear-cut policy advice. It is designed for students with an interest in spatial, transport or environmental economics. It is firmly rooted in economics, but enables you at the same time to establish a multidisciplinary orientation. The programme addresses highly relevant and closely interrelated policy issues in today’s modern society in the field of regional development (such as the advantages of agglomerations), urban problems (such as crime), transport policies (such as congestion management) and environmental degradation (such as climate change). As such, it is concerned with virtually every aspect of society, in which space, distance and networks are key issues.

Students learn to adopt a structured approach in applying economic analytical tools to practical problems. Using economic models, you analyse real-life societal problems such as regional differences in income, traffic congestion and environmental pollution. You learn to tackle these problems at a high level of abstraction, assessing the pros and cons of different solutions and formulating your own alternative.

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Deadline: April 01, 2022

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Value: The scholarship covers the yearly tuition fee, and provides an allowance of € 3,000 towards living costs. 

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