Deadline: January 15, 2014
The University of Amsterdam invites applications for its Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (AES). AES is a full scholarship of €25,000, covering tuition and living expenses for one academic years.
- €25,000, covering tuition and living expenses. There is the possibility of an extension for a second year for two-year Master’s programmes.
Candidates interested in applying must meet the following requirements
- 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 the IND (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.
- The candidate should not receive another scholarship for the same period of study as the AES.
Eligible candidates are selected for a scholarship on the basis of their academic excellence and promise in the proposed field, as evidenced by:
- the candidate’s academic record. Students from any discipline belonging to the top 10% of graduates from their class can apply;
- the academic quality of the educational institute where the undergraduate (or graduate) programme has been obtained;
- a letter of recommendation by a dean, teacher or academic supervisor;
- the quality of the letter of motivation (maximum 500 words) in which the candidate explains the reasons for choosing the specific Master’s programme (broader context, relevance for future career);
- a description of extracurricular activities such as participation in student committees, international experience, sports or music at a high level or volunteer work;
- proof of English proficiency (IELS/TOEFL) :TOEFL (internet-based) – overall score of 100 (with a minimum score of 22 in each of the different components), IELTS (academic) – overall score of 7.0 (with a minimum score of 7.0 in each of the four components);
- the quality of the application as a whole (completeness, accuracy, consistency).
Applications for the Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (AES) are made through the admissions office of the faculties and graduate schools
- Amsterdam Law School
- 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
For more Information, visit University of Amsterdam.