Maastricht University (UM) Holland-High Potential Scholarship 2021/2024 Programme

Maastricht University (UM) Holland-High Potential Scholarship 2021/2024 Programme

Application for Maastricht University (UM) Holland-High Potential Scholarship 2021/2024 Programme is ongoing. We advise all applicants to first go through the requirements below before sending their application.

About Maastricht University (UM) Holland-High Potential Scholarship

The Maastricht University (UM) Holland-High Potential Scholarship programme currently offering 24 full scholarships of €29.000 (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.

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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 programme in the Netherlands.

What are the Requirements for Maastricht University (UM) Holland-High Potential Scholarship

All candidates must meet the following requirements:
  • You hold nationality in a country outside the EU/EEA, Switzerland or Surinam 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 programme at Maastricht University for the 2021-2024 academic year.
    List of the UM master’s programmes participating in this scholarship programme.
  • You meet the specific admission requirements of the UM Master’s programme to which you have applied.
  • You 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.
  • You are not older than 35 years of age on 1 September 2021.
  • You have obtained excellent results during your prior education programmes, as demonstrated by your 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 demonstrate that they are among the top 5% of the 2021-2024 scholarship programme applicants
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Duration of the UM Holland-High Potential scholarship
  • 13 months for a one-year Master’s programme
  • 25 months for a two-year Master’s programme

How to apply for this Scholarship

You can follow this procedure to apply for Maastricht University (UM) Holland-High Potential Scholarship 2020.

Step 1:

Register for one of the participating Master’s programmes at Maastricht University. For further details on how to register for a Master’s programme at UM, please see your prospective programme’s webpage. Once you have submitted your application via Studielink, you will receive a student ID number for Maastricht University. You will need a student number in order to complete and submit the Scholarship Application Form (see Step 2 below).

  • Please note: only the Master’s programmes in the list above are eligible for a UM Holland-High Potential scholarship.
  • Please note: you can apply for the Master’s programme at UM and the scholarship simultaneously. However, you must be conditionally approved for admission to your Master’s programme in order to be awarded a scholarship.
  • Please note: if your study programme requires the payment of a handling fee as part of your programme’s admissions procedure, UM International Services Desk does not cover handling fees. You are responsible for paying any handling fee your programme may require by 1 February 2021. To check whether your programme requires the payment of a handling fee, please check your programme’s webpage under the menu tab ‘Admission requirements’.

Step 2: 

Please fill in the application form as per the table below:

Faculty of Law (FL)Application form*
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS)Application form
Faculty of Psychology and Neurosciences (FPN)Application form
Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE)Application form*
School of Business and Economics (SBE)Application form*
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML)Application form*
When is the Application closing.

The deadline for applying is up to and including 1 February 2021.

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