Fully Funded Master’s Scholarship-University of Amsterdam

Fully Funded Master’s Scholarship-University of Amsterdam

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.

Scholarship Worth

  • €25,000, covering tuition and living expenses. There is the possibility of an extension for a second year for two-year Master’s programmes.

Eligibility

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.

Selection Criteria

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).

Application Process

Applications for the Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (AES) are made through the admissions office of the faculties and graduate schools

For more Information, visit University of Amsterdam.

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