The UvA offers a prestigious new scholarship programme for exceptionally talented Master’s students from outside Europe. The Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (AES) is a full scholarship of €25,000, covering tuition and living expenses for one academic year.
Who is eligible?
Non-EU students from any discipline who graduated in the top 10% of their class may apply. Selection is on the basis of academic excellence, ambition and the relevance of the selected Master’s programme to a student’s future career.
For two-year Master’s programmes, there is the possibility of an extension for a second year. Scholarship recipients become part of a select community, taking part, for example, in extracurricular activities developed specially for them.
How to apply?
Applications should be submitted to the Admissions Offices of the Graduate Schools. Deadlines for the AES differ per Graduate School. You can find the specific eligibility requirements, selection criteria and application instructions on the Faculty or Graduate School websites.
2015-2016 Scholarship recipients
Fifteen students were selected by the Executive Board and the faculty deans to receive the Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship for the academic year 2015-2016. The award went to five women and six men from 11 different countries. The selected students were among the very best applicants from non-EU/EEA countries to the UvA’s Master’s programmes.