We strongly encourage participants to apply for one of our scholarships.

Scholarship rules

The Summerschool Exploring Nature’s Molecular Machines aims to select 3 talented candidates for the Bijvoet Scholarships.

Each scholarship covers:

  • 50% of (reasonable) travel costs;
  • 50% of the costs for Utrecht Summerschool housing;
  • 100% of the course fee.

Obviously, condition for reimbursement is attending the course and the successful candidates will be reimbursed at the end of the course.

Fee waivers

We may receive more scholarship applications by talented students than we can fund. Talented applicants not selected for a scholarship may be offered a substantial discount on the course fee, based on the quality of their application for the Bijvoet Scholarships.

Application form

Only applicants whom have already applied in the official Summer School Application System of Utrecht University and completed uploading all documents can request a scholarship application form from the Summerschool coordinator at:

Selection procedure

  • Selection is based on the quality of the application letter and CV.
  • Selection is independent of country of origin of the applicant.
  • Short-listed candidates may be interviewed by Skype video chats.
  • The selection is made by a selection committee that involves the Director of the Summerschool Exploring Nature’s Molecular Machines and the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Bijvoet Centre.