Level: Master
Tests needed: IELTS, TOEFL
Tuition: Full coverage
Finaid max: 49000  EUR
25
Deadline: 1 February
Duration max: 24  月

Founded in 1636 and located in the heart of the Netherlands, Utrecht University is one of Europe's leading research universities. We are recognised internationally for our high-quality, innovative approach to research and teaching.

As an international student, you’ll be in good company at Utrecht University. Every year, approximately 1,500 international students come to the university to take English-taught degree programmes and other courses. Students work and study closely together, learning to operate in an international environment from the outset. This is essential for scientists and scholars in our increasingly globalised world.

The university offers the Utrecht Excellence Scholarships. The funds for the scholarships come from the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship Fund, established by Utrecht University and from contributions by Utrecht University alumni.

  • Applied Sciences, Professions & Arts
  • Art
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Life Sciences, Medicine & Health
  • Management
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences

The Utrecht Excellence scholarship can be awarded as:

  • tuition fees
    or
  • tuition fees plus 11.000 euro living expenses

To be eligible for an Utrecht Excellence Scholarship, you 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 1, 2019. 

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).

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.

You will need to upload the following document:

  • Proof of belonging to the top 10% of your graduating class:
    an official document issued by your university that proves you are among the top 10% of your graduating class, such as a statement signed and stamped by your University, a reference letter, a class ranking certificate, etc.

Please note that students starting their programme in February are not eligible for the Utrecht Excellence Scholarships.

  1. Submit an application for a Master’s programme; if you do not do this first, your UES application will simply be deleted.
  2. After submitting an application for a Master’s programme, you can go to Osiris Online Application.
  3. Log in with your Osiris username and password.
  4. Click on the link 'New application'.
  5. Answer the UES questions and upload the requested document(s).
  6. Submit your application.

As the scholarship deadline is February 1, you will not be informed whether you have been awarded the scholarship prior to this date and not before you have been (un)conditionally admitted to the programme.

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