The University of Amsterdam (UvA) offers a prestigious new scholarship program for exceptionally-talented Master’s students from outside Europe. The Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (AES) is a full scholarship of €25,000, covering tuition and living expenses for one academic year.
Non-EU students from any discipline who graduated in the top 10% of their class may apply. Selection is on the basis of academic excellence, ambition and the relevance of the selected Master’s program to a student’s future career.
For two-year Master’s programs, 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 especially for them.
Course level: Master’s
Fields of study:
Eligible English-Taught Masters Programme offered in the following faculties:
• Child Development and Education
• Economics and Business
• Social Sciences
Institution and country: University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sponsor: University of Amsterdam
Scholarship inclusions: A full scholarship of €25,000 (covering tuition and living expenses) for one academic year with the possibility of extension for a second year for two-year Master’s programs
Eligibility criteria for the Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships:
Non-EU students from any discipline who graduated in the top 10% of their class may apply. Selection is on the basis of academic excellence, ambition, and the relevance of the selected Master’s program to a student’s future career.
Application deadline: Deadlines for the AES differ per Graduate School. But it is usually from January to February, which is earlier than the application deadlines for most of the other Master’s programs.
How to apply for the Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships:
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 following Faculty or Graduate School websites:
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