Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (AES), An International Master Scholarship in the Netherlands

The University of Amsterdam now offers a prestigious scholarship for master students except those coming from EU/EEA. The excellent applicants will be selected to receive a full scholarship. Please submit your application before 15 January 2017 and 1 February 2017.

Scholarship Description
The Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships (AES) was launched in 2014 which awards scholarships to exceptionally talented students from outside Europe to pursue eligible Master’s Programmes offered at the University of Amsterdam. Every year, up to 15 students will be selected to receive the AES scholarship. Please note, the scholarship is available for 1 year academic program but possibly to be extended to the second year.

Scholarship Value
The Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (AES) is a full scholarship of €25,000, covering tuition and living expenses.

Level and Area of Studies
Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship is eligible for master degree in the following faculties:
•  Amsterdam Law School
•  Faculty of Economics and Business
•  Faculty of Science
•  Graduate School of Child Development and Education
•  Graduate School of Communication
•  Graduate School of Humanities
•  Graduate School of Psychology
•  Graduate School of Social Sciences

Place of Study
Amsterdam University in the Netherlands

Eligibility and Criteria
The following are the main requirements of the AES scholarship:

  • Hold a non-EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans
  • Be (provisionally) admitted to an English-taught Master’s degree programme at the University of Amsterdam which is registered in the Central Register of Higher Education Programmes
  • Be (provisionally) admitted to a Master’s programme at the UvA for the first time. AES will not be awarded to candidates who are admitted for a second Master’s programme at the UvA.
  • Be able to comply with Dutch visa regulations as indicated by theIND (Dutch Immigration Service).
  • Be enrolled at the UvA as a full-time student for the academic year and the programme for which the scholarship is awarded. Scholarship continuation is not guaranteed when a candidate changes his or her Master’s programme.
  • The candidate should not receive another scholarship for the same period of study as the AES. Notify the scholarships office when another scholarship has been awarded and accepted

Applicants’ Nationality
Non-EU/EEA International Students

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Application Instruction
As long as you meet all the requirements, you can apply for the AES at the same time as you register for your programme.  Applications are made through the admissions office of the faculties and graduate schools. Students should contact the faculty offering the study programme of their choice for more information on how to apply for AES.

Submission Deadline
15 January 2017 and 1 February 2017.

Website and Application Link

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