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.
The Amsterdam Merit Scholarships (AMS) have specifically been designed by the University of Amsterdam to offer talented and hard-working non-EU/EEA students the opportunity to pursue a degree in one of the academic fields covered by the UvA. The AMS programme is highly selective: only applicants with excellent study results and motivation may receive a scholarship.
Candidates wishing to take part in the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship programme must meet the following requirements:
The programme you wish to apply for might set extra requirements such as academic and language requirements.
We have a limited number of scholarships. The best eligible candidates are selected for a scholarship on the basis of the following criteria:
You can submit your application by completing the following steps:
Applications for an AMS scholarship should be submitted no later than 15 January 2019, 23:59 CET.
Only students who have been admitted to one of the English-taught, selective Master's programmes of the GSSS can be awarded a scholarship. Students are selected for the AMS on the basis of academic merit. Selection takes place in March. Applicants will be informed no later than mid-May.
Please note that the AMS is highly competitive. In 2017 three scholarships were awarded to new students in the Graduate School Social Sciences (0.5% of the students).
The scholarship consists of an amount equal to the tuition fee. Please note that the scholarship cannot be used as a (partial) tuition waiver. The applicant must still pay the full amount of tuition due. Scholarship holders will receive their grant in monthly instalments.
Selected AMS candidates may receive a top-up scholarship in the form of the Holland Scholarship. Selection is based on academic merit first, and financial need second (as demonstrated by the financial plan submitted during application).
Amsterdam Merit Scholarships are only awarded to applicants who have been admitted to one of the English-taught, selective Master's programmes of the GSSS upon enrolment. A scholarship granted for one academic year cannot be transferred to another academic year. Students who are granted an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship are required to assent to the conditions applying to the scholarship in writing before the scholarship will be remitted.
If you have any questions regarding the AMS please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like to know more about scholarships for GSSS students? Please be referred to the scholarships overview.