The University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands invites applications for the Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship open to Non-EU students from any discipline who graduated in the top 10% of their class for 2018/2019 academic year.

The UvA offers a prestigious new scholarship programme for exceptionally talented Master’s students from outside Europe.

Fifteen students received the Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship for the academic year of 2017-201. Six students are new recipients of the scholarship and nine students are participating in two-year Master’s programmes. The selected students were among the very best applicants from non-EU/EEA countries to the UvA’s Master’s programmes.

Worth of Award
The Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (AES) is a full scholarship of €25,000, covering tuition and living expenses for one academic year.


  • Non-EU 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.
  • For two-year Master’s programmes, there is the possibility of an extension for a second year. Scholarship recipients become part of a select community, taking part, for example, in extracurricular activities developed specially for them.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted to the Admissions Offices of the Graduate Schools. Deadlines for the AES differ per Graduate School. You can find the specific eligibility requirements, selection criteria and application instructions on the Faculty or Graduate School websites.

  • Child Development and Education
  • Communication
  • Economics and Business
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
Deadline: Deadlines for the AES differ per Graduate School

Click here for more details and to apply

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