Utrecht Excellence Scholarships for International Students in Netherlands 2019

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Description

    The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship offers a number of outstanding prospective students the opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree in a selected number of fields at Utrecht University.
    Approximately 20-25 scholarships are available.
    About the University
    Utrecht University is a university in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Established 26 March 1636, it is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands. In 2016, it had an enrolment of 29,425 students, and employed 5,568 faculty and staff. In 2011, 485 PhD degrees were awarded and 7,773 scientific articles were published. The 2013 budget of the university was €765 million.
    Levels
    Master’s
    Fields
    Eligible International Master’s programmes offered by the University
    Benefits
    The Utrecht Excellence scholarship can be awarded as tuition fees OR tuition fees plus 11.000 euro living expenses. As the grant is not automatically a full scholarship, it may be necessary to find additional funding to be able to finance your studies and stay completely.
    The scholarship is awarded for the duration of the degree programme, which is one or two years, depending on the degree programme. The scholarship will only be renewed for the second year if the student is making satisfactory progress towards the degree.
    Eligibility
    To be eligible for an Utrecht Excellence Scholarship, you must:
    • Belong to the top 10% of your graduating class
    • Hold a non-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 eligible international master’s programme with a start date of 1 September 2019.
    Selection Criteria
    Eligible candidates are selected for a scholarship on the basis of the following criteria:
    1. Academic excellence and promise in the proposed field of study;
    2. The academic quality and results of preceding qualifications, as evidenced by proof of belonging to the top 10% of the class, grades, test scores, a writing sample, letters of recommendation;
    3. The quality and relevance of the motivation letter for the Master’s programme (academic content, intercultural and communication skills, personal motivation);
    4. The quality of the application for the Master’s programme itself (completeness, accuracy, consistency).
    Deadline
    February 1, 2019
    Application Process
    After submitting an application for the Master’s programme, non-EU/EEA students will have the option to submit an application for an Utrecht Excellence Scholarship.
    You will need to upload the following document:
    1. 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.
    Prospective students who wish to be considered for the scholarship must apply before 1 February. Please note that in some cases you may need to apply before 1 December; check the ‘When to apply’ section under Admission and application of your master’s programme.
    It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
    Click here for more details and application process

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