Graduate School of Social Sciences
On this webpage students can find information about scholarships available at the Graduate School of Social Sciences, the University of Amsterdam, and through the Nuffic Grantfinder. Please note that all information on scholarships, including deadlines, is subject to change.
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Amsterdam Merit Scholarship (AMS)
The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world's brightest students to its international classrooms. As from September 2007, outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.
Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (AES)
In 2014, a new prestigious scholarship programme was launched, targeting exceptionally talented Master’s students from outside Europe. The AES is a full scholarship of €25,000 (covering tuition and living expenses) for one academic year with the possibility of extension for a second year (for two-year Master’s programmes).
Country specific scholarships
The Graduate School of Social Sciences provides 5 Orange Tulip Scholarships through the NESO offices in Brazil, China, Indonesia, Russia and South Korea. The scholarship equals the tuition fee.
For more information check the NESO websites or the Nuffic website in the Netherlands.
The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science as well as 48 Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. This scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands.
The scholarship amounts to € 5,000. You will receive this in the first year of your studies.
- Your nationality is non-EEA.
- You are applying for a full-time master’s programme at the GSSS
- You have never before studied at an education institution in the Netherlands.
How to apply
There is no separate application procedure for the Holland Scholarship. Candidates are selected from applications to the AMS scholarship. Deadline for application for the AMS is 15 January.
Other scholarships, grants or loans may be available to students from particular countries. To see more information about external scholarships, please check the links below or consult the study abroad office in your country of residence.
The GSSS does not offer or administer other scholarships than the ones mentioned here above. There are however many funds and foundations that may be available to our students from particular countries. Students can consult the study abroad office of their home or previous university or the Dutch Embassy in their country of residence.
Students are also advised to consult:
Deadlines for application for other scholarships
If you wish to apply for a scholarship other than above, please keep in mind the deadlines for application to a programme.
Students who are applying for a scholarship and therefore need early notification of admission, are advised to apply at least 3 months before the desired date of notification, and before applying for the scholarship itself. Please indicate with your application the date by which you need to receive notification. Timely handling will be aimed for, but cannot be guaranteed.
Scholarships for Student Representatives - Bestuursbeurzen
GSSS students that are members of a programme committee (opleidingscommissie) or another official student representative body (not including SAP, which has its own arrangements), such as the Facultaire Studentenraad can apply for a bestuursbeurs (scholarship for student representatives).