The University of Amsterdam seeks to draw the best students in the world to its international classes. Starting in September 2007, outstanding students from outside the European Union can register for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.
The University of Amsterdam explicitly developed the Scholarships to provide promising and hard-working non-EU/EEA students with the opportunity to obtain a degree in one of the fields of study protected by the UvA. The scheme is highly selective: only candidates with outstanding performance and encouragement will earn a scholarship.
Application deadline: 13 January 2021
Contact address: +31 20 525 9111
University location: 1012 WX Amsterdam, Netherlands
The University of Amsterdam
The University of Amsterdam is the largest college in the Netherlands, offering a wide variety of academic programmes. At the university, 30,000 students, 6,000 members of staff and 3,000 PhD candidates research and work in a variety of fields, linked to a culture of curiosity. The goal of the university is to provide a place where everyone feels accepted, represented and understood.
Benefits of the Programs
The scholarship will be awarded as follows:
- The value of the grant may be equal to the amount of the tuition fee.
- Scholarship holders may also receive their award in monthly instalments.
Acceptable Courses and Subjects
The scholarships are open to studying a masters degree program in the following fields:
- Visual Studies
The applicant must have to meet the following eligibility criteria:
- The candidate must be an international student.
- The applicant must have a non-EU/EEA passport and not eligible for assistance under the Dutch Research Grants and Loans Scheme and a low school fee. The scholarships office should be informed as soon as possible of any change in citizenship, a form of residence permit and possible ‘Studiefinanciering’ help during the academic year.
- The candidate must be fully admitted to the degree programme of the Graduate School of Social Sciences. A continuation of a scholarship is not assured when a candidate changes his or her degree programme.
- The nominee must be accepted unconditionally to the Master’s programme of the Graduate School of Social Sciences, which is the first programme for the applicant, either at bachelor level or at master level, in the Netherlands.
- The applicant must be accepted at the UvA as a full-time student for the academic year and the programme for which the award is granted.
- The applicant should not earn a full coverage scholarship for the same duration of study as the AMS scholarship. Notify the Stipendium Office when another full scholarship has been awarded and accepted.
- The continuation of the scholarship for the following research year(s) depends on the satisfactory success of the study. The programme you will be participating in, depending on the department’s curriculum and rules and regulations, sets the standard for adequate progress and the time and manner in which progress will be assessed. Please be aware that you are expected to earn approximately 80% of your credits in any one year.
Why study at the University of Amsterdam?
With a worldwide standing for science, high-quality learning and a wide variety of programmes, the University of Amsterdam offers unique opportunities for learning and research. The UvA has one of the largest selections of Universal Master’s programmes in Europe.
How to Apply for the Scholarship
For applying to theses studentships, candidates are needed to follow these steps:
Step 1: Apply for Admission
Apply to the university to apply your application to the Master’s programme of your choosing. Please note that your application needs to be complete with all relevant documentation, including valid language test scores.
Step 2: Apply for Scholarship
A scholarship will only be granted to candidates who have been accepted to one of the GSSS’s selective master’s programmes taught in English. Students are chosen for the AMS based on academic merit. The selection will take place in March. Applicants will be notified no later than mid-May.
Step 3: Submit Required Documents
- High school Diploma Certificate
- School transcripts already available
- Transcripts from prior school (only if requested)
- Post-Secondary Transcription
- Official survey results
- Start / Course Vitae
- Applicants must meet the general country/study curriculum entry requirement.
- You must demonstrate English language skills and meet the general admission criteria following
- the country/curriculum in which you studied.
- The applicant’s academic achievement and promise in the proposed field, as shown by their academic records, letter of approval, published work and publications and their research proposal questions.
- The consistency of their inspiration message.
Based on your nationality, you can need to obtain an entry visa (Machtiging tot Voorlopig Verblijf, MVV) and a residency permit (VVVR) to enter the Netherlands. The type of visa or permit required depends on your nationality and the length of your stay. You can verify which immigration procedures apply to you by using the Euraxess Visa Assistant.