Fully Funded Master Scholarships from Amsterdam University in the Netherlands in Scientific Disciplines

Fully Funded Master Scholarships from Amsterdam University in the Netherlands in Scientific Disciplines

هولندا 15 janv. 2020
The University of Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam

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Amsterdam University in the Netherlands offers scholarships for international students on the basis of academic excellence, the scholarship will allow students to continue their studies for the master degree for one academic year with the possibility of extension for the second year in a scientific field of their choosing. 


The amount of the scholarship value is € 25,000, which will cover tuition and living expenses for one academic year with the possibility of extension for a second year (for two-year Master’s programs).

Rules of Grant Extension:

In order to extend the scholarship for a second year, the student must complete the first year with a good grade and meet the requirements of the College of Science such as the obligation to attend all classes, good progress and effort.

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates wishing to apply for an AES program should:

  • Not have the nationality of one of the countries of the EU/EEA or Suisse.
  • Not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans.
  • Not be eligible to pay the reduced tuition fee rate for EEA students at the UvA.
  • Not receive a full coverage scholarship for the same period of study as the AES.
  • have submitted a complete application to one of the MSc programs.
  • Have been (or will be) admitted for the first time to one of the MSc programs at the UvA.
  • Be able to comply with the conditions to obtain a Dutch visa (if applicable).
  • Have completed their previous academic program no longer than 3 years ago.
  • The International Team should be notified as soon as possible of any change in nationality, type of residence permit or additional financial support throughout the academic year.

Selection Criteria for the Scholarship:

In addition to the admission requirements of the Master's program, eligible candidates are selected on the basis of their academic excellence and promise in the proposed field as evidenced by: 

  • The candidate’s academic records. Students belonging to the top 10% of graduates from their class can apply. This generally means an overall GPA equivalent to:
  • 3.5 (American system, 4-point scale)
  • 1st class honors/ upper-division (British system)
  • 8+ (Dutch EC-system, 10-point scale);
  • The academic quality of the educational institute where the undergraduate degree has been (or will be) obtained.
  • The quality of the letter of motivation (maximum 500 words), in which the candidate explains the reasons for choosing the specific Master’s program in a broader context and the relevance of obtaining this scholarship for the candidate’s future academic career.
  • The candidate’s curriculum vitae, including a description of extracurricular activities such as participation in student commissions, international experience, sports or music at a high level or volunteer work.
  • Proof of English proficiency:
  • TOEFL (internet-based); an overall score of 100, with a minimum score of 22 in each of the four components.
  • IELTS (academic); an overall score of 7.0, with a minimum of 7.0 in each of the four components.
  • A Cambridge Examination Score with a minimum test result of C1 Advanced (CAE) A or B will also be accepted. For the C2 Proficiency test (CPE) a minimum score of C is required.
  • The quality of the application as a whole (completeness, accuracy, consistency).


The University of Amsterdam is an intellectual hub with over 30,000 students, 3,000 Ph.D. researchers, 6,000 staff and 100 different nationalities. Their mission is to educate tomorrow's leaders, conduct cutting-edge research, and translate their research results into applications that can benefit society.

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