Utrecht Excellence Scholarships

The Utrecht University, Netherlands offers the Utrecht Excellence Scholarships to all international students. The scholarships is created to reach out to the outstanding international students to pursue their Master degree programme in the fields of choice available for the scholarships.

Utrecht University is one of Europe’s leading research universities. Its is recognised internationally their high-quality, innovative approach to research and teaching. The funds for the scholarships come from the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship Fund, established by Utrecht University and from contributions by Utrecht University alumni.


Level of Study: Master Degree Programme in the selected courses for the scholarships.

Number of Scholarships: 20-25 scholarships are available across 6 graduate schools.

Eligible Countries: International Students


Also see >>> Informatics Institute of Technology Scholarships


Scholarships Values

The Utrecht Excellence scholarship can be awarded either as tuition fees or tuition fees plus 11.000 euro living expenses.


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for an Utrecht Excellence Scholarship, the following criteria must be met:

  • Belong to the top 10% of your graduating class: an official document issued by your university that proves you are among the top 10% of your graduating class, such as a statement signed and stamped by your University, a reference letter, a class ranking certificate, etc.
  • Not hold an EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans;
  • Have completed your secondary school and/or Bachelor degree outside the Netherlands;
  • Have applied for an international master’s programme.
  • Be able to comply with the conditions to obtain a Dutch visa/residence permit.

How to Apply

Application for Master’s degree programme in the university is required for applicant to be eligible and qualify for the scholarships.

  • Submit an application for a Master’s programme; if you do not do this first, your UES application will simply be deleted.
  • After submitting an application for a Master’s programme, you can go to Osiris Online Application.
  • Log in with your Osiris username and password.
  • Click on the link ‘New application’.
  • Answer the UES questions and upload the requested document(s).
  • Submit your application.

You will need to upload the following document for the scholarships application:

  • Proof of belonging to the top 10% of your graduating class – an official document issued by your university that proves you are among the top 10% of your graduating class(the statement should be signed and stamped by your University,
  • a reference letter,
  • a class ranking certificate.

Application Deadline: Varies for each scholarships.

Visit official website >>> Utrecht Excellence Scholarships.

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