Deadline: 1 February (annual)
Course Start Date: Sept., 2019
Number of Scholarship:
20-25 scholarships will be available for 2019-2020, distributed across the 6 Graduate Schools
The Utrecht Excellence scholarship can be awarded as:
tuition fees plus 11.000 euro living expenses
As the grant is not automatically a full scholarship, it may be necessary to find additional funding to be able to finance your studies and stay completely. Students requiring a residence permit in the Netherlands must prove to the IND (Immigration and Naturalisation Office) that they have sufficient financial means. Read more about the budget the University advises.
To be eligible for an Utrecht Excellence Scholarship, you must:
Belong to the top 10% of your graduating class
Hold a non-EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans
Have completed your secondary school and/or Bachelor degree outside the Netherlands
Have applied for an international master’s program with a start date of September 1, 2019. Not all programs participate, please check www.uu.nl/masters > master’s programme > Tuition fees and financial support to see if the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship is mentioned as a scholarship opportunity.
Eligible candidates are selected for a scholarship on the basis of the following criteria:
Academic excellence and promise in the proposed field of study;
The academic quality and results of preceding qualifications, as evidenced by proof of belonging to the top 10% of the class, grades, test scores, a writing sample, letters of recommendation;
The quality and relevance of the motivation letter for the Master’s programme (academic content, intercultural and communication skills, personal motivation);
The quality of the application for the Master’s programme itself (completeness, accuracy, consistency).
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