The University of Amsterdam in Holland invites applications for the Amsterdam Merit Scholarships for outstanding students from non-EEA countries pursuing a Master’s degree at the University of Amsterdam for the 2018/2019 academic year.

Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area (holding a non-EEA-nationality) can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship (AMS).
Selected students receive a scholarship for the official duration of the programme they are enrolled in the field of:
Architecture and town planning, Arts and Humanities, Business administration and management, Communication, Education and Teacher Training, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Fine and applied arts, Law, Mathematics and computer sciences, Medical and health sciences, Natural sciences, Service, Tourism and Leisure, Social and behavioural sciences, Transport and communication.

Worth of Award

  • € 6,000 – € 21,000
  • The scholarship for one-and-a-half or two-year programmes will only be renewed if the student is making satisfactory progress towards the degree.


  • Students who hold a non-EU/EEA passport and have applied for a degree programme at the University of Amsterdam may submit an application for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.
  • The AMS scholarship programme is highly selective.
  • The best eligible candidates will be selected for a scholarship by the faculty or graduate school offering the study programme.
  • Applicants will be selected on the basis of academic merit, such as grade average, letter of recommendation and motivation.
  • Candidates must be officially accepted into a full-time degree programme at the UvA.
  • The candidate must not receive a full-coverage scholarship from another organization for the same period of study as the AMS scholarship and must be able to comply with Dutch visa regulations.
  • Eligible countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andora, Angola, Antigua & Barbados, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina,Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Caribbean Netherlands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire), Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sante Lucia, Sao Tome And Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Republic of the, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
How to Apply
  • AMS scholarships are awarded by the faculties and graduate schools. Application procedures vary per faculty/school.
  • AMS scholarships are awarded by the faculties and graduate schools. Application procedures vary per faculty/school.

Deadline: this varies per faculty/graduate school (1st March/1st April/1st June).

Click here for more details and to apply

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