Maastricht University Holland High Potential Scholarships for International Students

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Maastricht University Holland High Potential Scholarship program for international students offers 24 full scholarships of €30.000 (including tuition fee waiver and monthly stipend) each academic year for highly talented students from outside the European Union (EU) who have been admitted to a Master’s program at UM.

Scholarship Summary
Host Country: Netherlands
Study Abroad: Study in Europe
Category: Postgraduate Scholarships | Masters Scholarships
Eligible Countries: All Countries
Reward: Full Scholarships | €30,000
Deadline: February 1, 2023

Scholarship Details:

The Scholarship programme consists of both the High Potential Scholarship (funded by the Maastricht University Scholarship Fund), and the Holland Scholarship, which is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in conjunction with Dutch universities and universities of applied sciences.

It is aimed at international students from outside the EU/EEA who wish to follow a full degree program in the Netherlands.

Scholarship Requirements:

To be considered for the scholarship, you must:

  • You hold nationality in a country outside the EU/EEA and meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for the Netherlands.
  • You do not hold a double nationality from an EU/EEA country.
  • You have applied for admission to a full-time Master’s program at Maastricht University for the 2023-2024 academic year
  • You meet the specific admission requirements of the UM Master’s program to which you have applied.
  • You have never participated in a degree-seeking higher education program, a primary education program, or secondary education program in the Netherlands. Students who completed exchange program in the Netherlands are welcome to apply.
  • You are not over 35 years of age on 1 September 2023.
  • You have obtained excellent results during your prior education programm, as demonstrated by your latest grade transcript or certified by academic excellence. If several applicants are equally qualified, we will give preference to applicants whose academic transcript or certified letter of academic excellence demonstrate that they are among the top 5% of the 2023/24 scholarship program applicants.

Scholarship Duration and Reward

The scholarship covers living expenses (€12,350 – 13 months; €23,750 – 25 months), health and liability insurance (€700), visa application costs (€207), tuition fee (at cost), and pre-academic training costs.

The High Potential scholarship is awarded for the duration of the Master’s programme – 13 months for a one-year master’s programme and 25 months for a two-year master’s programme.

Selection Procedures

Step 1: The UM International Services Desk checks if all applications are complete after 1 February 2023.

Step 2: The UM International Services Desk sends all complete applications to each UM Faculty in February 2023.

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Step 3: Each Faculty selects and ranks their top 5% of scholarship applicants and sends these to the UM International Services Desk for a final check in March 2023.

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Step 4: The UM International Services Desk confirms the Faculty selections by the end of March 2023.

Step 5: The UM International Services Desk will inform all candidates of their application status in April 2023. Your status will be selected, waitlisted or rejected by the beginning of May 2023 at the latest. Waitlisted application statuses will be changed to selected or rejected by May 2023. Scholarship awardees will receive more information about the UM Pre-Academic Training programme and arrival in Maastricht upon receiving their award letters. The UM Pre-Academic Training is a three-week mandatory component of the UM Holland-High Potential Scholarship programme. The Pre-Academic Training takes place in August 2023.

Step 6: You must sign and return the award letter to the UM International Services Desk to accept the scholarship.

Method of Application

To apply for the scholarship, you must first register for one of the participating Master’s Programme (MA) at Maastricht University. 

Once you have submitted your application via Studielink, you will receive a student ID number which you will need in order to complete and submit the Scholarship Application Form.  You must then fill in the application form, upload the required documents, and submit your application online. The application deadline is 1 February 2023.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Deadline: February 1, 2023

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