Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship

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The Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship program targeting exceptionally talented Master’s students from outside the Europe. The AES is a full scholarship for one academic year with the possibility of extension for a second year (for two-year Master’s programmes). Deadline for applications is on January 15.

The full scholarship of €25,000 will cover tuition and living expenses.

As part of the application, candidates should provide a letter of motivation (maximum 500 words) in which they explain the reasons for choosing the specific Master’s programme (broader context, relevance for future career); a letter of recommendation by a dean, teacher or academic supervisor, in which s/he also confirms that you belong to the top 10% of your class; a description of your extracurricular activities such as participation in student commissions, international experience, sports or music at a high level or volunteer work.

Main criteria:

  • Have excellent academic records and belong to the top 10% of your class
  • Hold a non-EU/EEA passport
  • Have a TOEFL (internet-based) overall score of 100, or an IELTS (academic) overall score of 7.0, or are you an English native speaker and/or was the diploma that qualifies you to enter higher education completely taught in English (this does not include the European Baccalaureate or French OIB (British or American version)
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities (such as participation in student commissions, international experience, sports or music at a high level or volunteer work).

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