Amsterdam Merit Scholarship in the Netherlands

Field of Study: All subjects
Degree Type: Master's Degree
Country of scholarship: Netherlands


The Amsterdam Merit Scholarship is a programme of the Graduate Schools of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), in the Netherlands. The scholarship covers the tuition fee and part of the living expenses (the exact amount will be announced as soon as possible) for one academic year, with the possibility of extension for a second year for two-year master’s degree programmes.

Deadline : 15 January 2023


– Cover Tuition Fees

– Stipend/Allowance


Candidates must:

– not be nationals of any of the countries of the EU/EEA or Switzerland.

– not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans.

– not be eligible to pay the reduced tuition fee rate for EEA students.

– not receive a full coverage scholarship for the same period of study as the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

– have submitted a complete application to one of the university’s M.Sc. programmes. 

– have been (or will be) admitted for the first time to one of the M.Sc. programmes.

– be able to comply with the conditions to obtain a Dutch visa (if applicable).

– have completed their previous academic programme no longer than 3 years ago.

The International Team should be notified as soon as possible of any change in nationality, type of residence permit or additional financial support throughout the academic year.

How to apply

Application for the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship is part of the application procedure for the master’s degree programme of your choice. On your application form we ask whether you want to be considered for a UvA scholarship. Please check this box if you want to be considered and if you fulfill all requirements mentioned above.

Furthermore, you should include a paragraph in your motivation letter in which you explain why you wish to be nominated for the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship and what it would mean for your future academic career.

The coordinators of the M.Sc. Programmes decide which students qualify to apply for the scholarship. All students will be informed as soon as possible.

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