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 funds for the scholarships come from the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship Fund, established by Utrecht University and from contributions by Utrecht University alumni.
To be eligible for an Utrecht Excellence Scholarship, the following criteria must be met:
Belong 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.
Not hold an 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 1 September, 2021. Not all programmes participate, please check www.uu.nl/masters>> master’s programme >> Tuition fees and financial support to see if the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship is mentioned as a scholarship opportunity;
Be able to comply with the conditions to obtain a Dutch visa/residence permit.
Failure to meet one or more of these criteria automatically means the student is not eligible for this scholarship.
The Utrecht Excellence scholarship can be awarded as:
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 (Immigrate and Naturalisation Office) that they have sufficient financial means. Read more about the budget the University advises.
Application Deadline: Application January 2021 (23:59 CET)
Prospective students who wish to be considered for the scholarship must apply before 31 January 2021 (23:59 CET), after which the application portal will be closed. Your application for a scholarship only be processed if you have submitted application for a Master’s programme as well. 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.
how of Application
After submitting the application for Master’s program, non-EU/EEA students will have to submit an application for an Utrecht Excellence Scholarship from November.