A prestigious new scholarship programme has recently been launched targeting exceptionally talented Master’s students from outside Europe. The Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (AES) is a full scholarship of €25,000, covering tuition and living expenses for one academic year. There is the possibility of an extension for a second year for two-year Master’s programmes. The UvA will award up to 15 of these scholarships annually.
Who is eligible?
Students from any discipline who graduated in the top 10% of their class may apply. Selection is on the basis of academic excellence, ambition and the relevance of the selected Master’s programme to a student’s future career. Scholarship recipients become part of a select community, taking part, for example, in extracurricular activities developed specially for them.
How to apply?
The AES application period runs from 1 November 2014 to 15 January 2015. Applications are made through the Admissions Offices of the graduate schools. Students who meet all the requirements can apply for the AES when they apply to their chosen Master’s programme. However, please be aware that the scholarship application deadline is 15 January 2015 which is earlier than the application deadline for most of the Master’s programmes.
Scholarship recipients selected for 2014-2015
For the academic year 2014-2015, fifteen students have been selected by the Executive Board and the faculty deans to receive the Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship. The award will go to eight women and seven men from nine different countries. The selected students were among the very best applicants from non-EU/EEA countries to the UvA’s Master's programmes.