Maastricht University Holland-High Potential Scholarship

Open to Maastricht University, Netherlands Degree Type (s):Masters
  Deadline:1st February 2019   Full scholarship

Scholarship Description: 

The Maastricht University (UM) Holland-High Potential Scholarship programme offers 24 full scholarships of €29.000 (including tuition fee waiver and 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.

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.

Scholarship Amount: 

The scholarship includes:
Living expenses worth € 12,350 (13 months) or € 23,750 (25 months)
Health & liability insurance worth € 520
Visa application costs worth € 192
Tuition fees worth € 13,000, € 15,000 or € 17,500 depending on the tuition of your study programme
Pre-Academic Training costs worth € 695

Number of awards:



Duration of course up to a maximum of 25 months

Minimum Qualification


Field of Study

Click here for the full list of eligible programmes


All candidates must meet the following requirements:

You hold nationality in a country outside the EU/EEA and meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for the Netherlands.
You have applied for admission to a full-time Master’s programme at Maastricht University which is participating in this scholarship programme
List of Participating Master’s programmes 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, a primary education programme, or secondary education programme in the Netherlands. Students who completed exchange programmes in the Netherlands are welcome to apply.
You are not over 35 years of age on 1 September 2019.
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, we will give preference to applicants whose academic transcript or certified letter of academic excellence demonstrate that they are among the top 5% of the 2019/20 scholarship programme applicants.

Eligible Nationalities:

Open to candidates from countries outside Europe

Selection Criteria:

Based on academic excellence

How to Apply:

For full details on how to apply please visit: Apply for Maastricht University Holland-High Potential scholarship


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