Maastricht University Holland-High Potential Scholarship

The Maastricht University (UM) Holland-High Potential Scholarship program offers 24 full scholarships of €30,000 (including tuition fee waiver and a monthly stipend) each academic year for highly talented students from outside the European Union (EU) who have been admitted to a master’s programme at UM.

The scholarship is focused on international students from outside the EU/EEA who wish to follow a full degree programme in the Netherlands.

The scholarship is worth €30,000 in total and it’s broken down to;

  • Living expenses €12,350* (13 months) or € 23,750* (25 months). 
  • Approximately €700 goes to your Insurance
  • €207 goes to your visa application cost

To be eligible for the Maastricht University Holland-High Potential Scholarship all candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must be from a country outside the EU/EEA, Switzerland or Surinam and meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for the Netherlands.
  • Applicants do not hold a double nationality from an EU/EEA country.
  • Applicants must have applied for admission to a participating full-time master’s programme at Maastricht University for the 2023-2024 academic year.  
  • Applicants must meet the specific admission requirements of the UM master programme to which they have applied.
  • Applicants must have never participated in a degree-seeking higher education programme in the Netherlands. Students who have completed exchange programmes in the Netherlands are welcome to apply.
  • Applicants must not be older than 35 years of age on 1 September 2023.
  • Applicants must have obtained excellent results during their prior education programmes, as demonstrated by their latest grade transcript or certified by academic excellence. If several applicants are equally qualified, UM will give preference to applicants whose academic transcript or certified letter of academic excellence demonstrates that they are among the top 5% of the 2023-2024 scholarship programme applicants.
  • Only the master programmes in the list are eligible for a UM Holland-High Potential Scholarship.
  • You first have to apply for the master’s programme at UM to receive your student ID, as soon as you have your student ID you can apply for the scholarship. However, you must be conditionally approved for admission to your master’s programme in order to be awarded a scholarship.

The application deadline is and including 1 February 2023 23:59 CET.

Maastricht University, Netherlands

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