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Utrecht Excellence Scholarships, 2020

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/Fields 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: All International Students

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Benefits of Utrecht Excellence Scholarships

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 with a start date of 1 September, 2020. Not all programmes participate, please check www.uu.nl/masters > master’s programme > Tuition fees and financial support to see if the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship is mentioned as a scholarship opportunity;
  • The international master’s programme at Utrecht University is not a Distance Learning/Online Programme;
  • Be able to comply with the conditions to obtain a Dutch visa/residence permit.

Application Procedure

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

You will need to upload the following document:

  • 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, such as a statement signed and stamped by your University, a reference letter, a class ranking certificate, etc.

Also, note that students starting their programme in February are not eligible for the Utrecht Excellence 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.

Application Deadline: 31st January, 2020.

To learn more about this scholarships see the Utrecht Excellence Scholarships.

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