Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships in Netherlands for International Masters Students

Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Any field
Course Level: Graduate (masters)
Provider: University of Amsterdam
Country to Study in: Netherlands

Scholarship Description
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its classrooms by establishing several scholarship programmes designed to offer talented and motivated international students the opportunity to pursue a degree at the UvA.

In 2014, a new prestigious scholarship programme was launched, the Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (AES), targeting exceptionally talented Master’s students from outside Europe to pursue eligible Master’s Programmes offered at the University of Amsterdam.

The AES scholarship award is a full tuition scholarship, covering tuition and living expenses for one academic year, with the possibility of extension for a second year in cases of a 2-year masters programme.

The Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships (AES)

Non-EU students from any discipline who graduated in the top 10% of their class may apply. Please see official website for complete eligibility requirements.

Selection criteria:
Selection is on the basis of academic excellence, ambition and the relevance of the selected Master’s programme to a student’s future career.

For two-year Master’s programmes, there is the possibility of an extension for a second year. Scholarship recipients become part of a select community, taking part, for example, in extracurricular activities developed specially for them.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries (EXCEPT the EU/EEA countries)

Participating Institutions
University of Amsterdam (UvA), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Fields of study
Masters course programmes in all disciplines offered in faculties at UvA. The eligible English language taught masters programme are offered in the following faculties:
Number of awards
Not specified by UvA

Sponsorship duration
Successful students receive a scholarship for the official duration of the programme they are enrolled in. The AES will be for one academic year. There is the possibility of an extension for a second year (for two-year Master’s programmes)

Scholarship benefits
The AES is a full scholarship of €25,000 (covering tuition and living expenses). Scholarship recipients will join extracurricular activities and become part of a select community.

Method of Application
The AES scholarships are awarded by the faculties and graduate schools themselves, so application procedures vary per faculty/school. Applications should be submitted to the Admissions Offices of the Graduate Schools. You can find the specific eligibility requirements, selection criteria and application instructions on the Faculty or Graduate School websites. Students who meet all the requirements can apply for the AES when they apply to their chosen Master’s programme.

However, please be aware that the scholarship application deadline is 15 January (or 1 February), which is earlier than the application deadline for most of the Master’s programmes.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship.

The AES scholarship application period varies per graduate school/faculty, however, in general it runs from 1 November 2019 to 15 January 2020 (or 1 February 2020 for the Schools of Humanities and Sciences).

Students interested in an AES need to contact the faculty or international school offering the study programme of their choice for more information. The programme you wish to apply for might set extra requirements such as academic and language requirements. Please see the faculty information on respective faculty websites for more information.

The candidate must not receive a full-coverage scholarship from another organisation for the same period of study as the AES scholarship and must be able to comply with Dutch visa regulations.

The University of Amsterdam or the UvA is a public university located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The University is one of two large, publicly funded research universities in the city, the other being VU University Amsterdam.

Application Deadline: 15 January / 1 February 2020
Open for International Students: Yes

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