• Partial Scholarship

The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship (UES) is a highly selective programme meant for talented international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA = the EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) who seek to pursue a Master’s degree at Utrecht University.

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

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

  1. Academic quality and promise in the proposed field of study, as evidenced by your Master’s application;
  2. Academic excellence, as evidenced by proof of belonging to the top 10% of your graduating class (class ranking certificate, GPA with grade distribution overview, statement/reference letter signed and stamped by your University);
  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).

Scholarship amount
The Utrecht Excellence scholarship can be awarded as:

  1. the tuition fee, or
  2. the tuition fee plus the income required for a period of one year linked to a residence permit for study as determined by the IND (Immigration and Naturalisation Service).
    The scholarship can be renewed for the second year of two-year master’s programmes.

Deadline
Prospective students who wish to be considered for the scholarship must apply before 31 January 2023 (23:59 CET). The application portal will close at this time. Selection will only start after the deadline. We aim to publish the results by mid-April.

How to apply
After submitting an application (or applications) for a UES-eligible master’s programme before the stated deadline, non-EU/EEA students will have the opportunity to submit an application for one Utrecht Excellence Scholarship from 1 November 2022. You will see the UES application(s) in your OSIRIS Online Application account dashboard. Click view/edit for the UES linked (related process) to the programme you wish to apply for, upload the requested proof of belonging to the top 10% of your class, answer the questions and submit the application.

Benefits

The Utrecht Excellence scholarship can be awarded as:

  • the tuition fee, or
  • the tuition fee plus the income required for a period of one year linked to a residence permit for study as determined by the IND (Immigration and Naturalisation Service).
  • The scholarship can be renewed for the second year of two-year master’s programmes.

Eligibilities

To be eligible for a Utrecht Excellence Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must belong to the top 10% of your graduating class.
  • You must not hold an EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support under the Dutch study grant and loan system.
  • You must have completed your secondary school and/or bachelor’s degree outside the Netherlands.
  • You must have applied for an international master’s programme with a start date of 1 September 2023. Not all programmes participate. Please check Master’s programme > Tuition fees and financial support to see if the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship is mentioned as a scholarship opportunity.
Eligible Regions: Non EU/EEA passport holders

Application Process

  • After submitting an application (or applications) for a UES-eligible master’s programme before the stated deadline, non-EU/EEA students will have the opportunity to submit an application for one Utrecht Excellence Scholarship from 1 November 2022.
  • You will see the UES application(s) in your OSIRIS Online Application account dashboard.
  • Click view/edit for the UES linked (related process) to the programme you wish to apply for, upload the requested proof of belonging to the top 10% of your class, answer the questions and submit the application.

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Application Deadline: January 31, 2023 (53 Days Remaining)

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