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Utrecht University Excellence Scholarships for Masters Students, 2019



Application Deadline: 1st February 2019

Utrecht Excellence Scholarship Details and FAQs

Applications are currently ongoing for the Utrecht Excellence Scholarships for International Masters Students The Netherlands. Interested students can see the details and apply if eligible.

Utrecht University Excellence Scholarships for Masters Students, 2019

The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship offers a number of graduate scholarship awards to highly talented prospective international students, with the opportunity to pursue a degree in a selected number of fields at Utrecht University. The scholarship programme is highly selective. Only candidates showing the highest achievement and promise may receive a scholarship. Selected students receive a scholarship for the duration of the degree programme, which is a maximum of two years for a Master’s degree. Each year, Utrecht University in Netherlands offers the Utrecht Excellence Scholarships for international students to undertake Bachelors and Masters degree programmes.

When is the application deadline?

Before 1st February 2019. In some cases you may need to apply before 1st December, 2018.

Is the scholarship/opportunity offered annually?

Yes

Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?

International

In which host country will the awardees be studying?

Utrecht University, Netherlands

What are the eligible courses and fields of study?

The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship offers a number of highly talented prospective students the opportunity to pursue a degree in a selected number of fields at Utrecht University:

  • Graduate School of Geosciences
  • Graduate School of Humanities
  • Graduate School of Law, Economics and Governance
  • Graduate School of Life Sciences
  • Graduate School of Natural Sciences
  • Graduate School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

What is the category of this opportunity?

Masters taught

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

To be eligible for the Utrecht Excellence Scholarships, candidate 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 programme with a start date of September 2019.

What are the selection criteria?

Eligible candidates are selected for a scholarship on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. Academic excellence and promise in the proposed field of study;
  2. 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;
  3. The quality and relevance of the motivation letter for the Master’s programme (academic content, intercultural and communication skills, personal motivation);
  4. The quality of the application for the Master’s programme itself (completeness, accuracy, consistency)
  5. Your application for a scholarship will only be processed if you have submitted an application for a Master’s programme as well.

How many scholarship awards are available?

20-25 scholarships

Scholarship Value:

The Utrecht Excellence scholarships can be awarded as:

  • tuition fees
    or
  • 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.

How long will the scholarship last?

The scholarship is awarded for the duration of the degree programme, which is one or two years, depending on the degree programme. The scholarship will only be renewed for the second year if the student is making satisfactory progress towards the degree.

How to Apply for the Programme

Please note that in some cases you may need to apply before December 1; check the ‘When to apply’ section under Admission and application of your master’s programme.

Your application for a scholarship will only be processed if you have submitted an application for a Master’s programme as well. After submitting an application for the Master’s programme, non-EU/EEA students will have the option to submit an application for an Utrecht Excellence Scholarship.

Prospective students who wish to be considered for the scholarship must apply before 1 February. Please note that in some cases you may need to apply before 1 December; check the ‘When to apply’ section under Admission and application of your master’s programme.

Scholarship Webpage


Law Economics and Governance International Talent Scholarship Details and FAQs

With this highly selective scholarship programme the Faculty wants to contribute and invest in talented international students who have shown the highest achievement in their career so far. This can be based on their academic quality and results from preceding education or from student’s societal engagement or career vision. Approximately 15 scholarships are awarded per year.

The LEG International Talent Scholarship (LEG ITS) programme offers a number of highly talented prospective students the opportunity to pursue a degree in one of the English taught Master’s programmes of the Graduate School of Law, Economics and Governance.

When is the application deadline?

1st February 2019

Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?

International (non EU/EEA)

In which host country will the awardees be studying?

The Netherlands

What is the category of this opportunity?

Masters

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

Eligible candidates are selected for a scholarship on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. The academic quality and results of the preceding education, as evidence, for example, by grades, test scores, publications, letters of recommendation;
  2. The student’s career vision, promise in the proposed field of study;
  3. The student’s societal engagement (e.g. extracurricular activities)
  4. The quality and relevance of the motivation letter;
  5. The quality of the application itself (completeness, accuracy, consistency)

In order to be awarded this scholarship students should:

  • have a non-Dutch nationality;
  • hold a non-Dutch secondary education degree;
  • have been admitted to one of the Master’s programmes mentioned above;
  • be able to comply with the conditions to obtain a Dutch visa if applicable;

Failure to meet one or more of these criteria automatically means the student is not eligible for this scholarship.

How many scholarship awards are available?

Approximately 15 scholarships are awarded per year.

What are the benefits of the award?

With the scholarship students will be able to cover the costs of the tuition fee and part of the living expenses.

  • for students who will have to pay the statutory tuition fee (mainly EU/EAA student): €5.000
  • for students who will have to pay the institutional tuition fee (most non EU/EAA students): €17.500

What is the duration of the programme?

In a 2-year’s Master’s programme the scholarship will only be renewed for the second year if the student is making satisfactory progress towards the degree.

How to Apply for the Programme

  • Students who wish to be considered for the scholarship have to apply for admission to the programme before 1 February.
  • There is no separate application for the LEG International Talent Scholarship. An application for an Utrecht Excellence Scholarship will be considered an application for a LEG International Talent Scholarship as well.

Programme Webpage


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