Utrecht Excellence Scholarships for International Students
Targeted degree: Masters Degree
Deadline: 31 Jan (annual)
The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship (UES) is a highly selective programme meant for talented international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA = the EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) who seek to pursue a Master’s degree at Utrecht University.
To be eligible for an Utrecht Excellence Scholarship, the following criteria must be met:
Belong to the top 10% of your graduating class;
Not hold an EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans;
Have completed your secondary school and/or Bachelor’s degree outside the Netherlands;
Have applied for an international Master’s programme with a start date of 1 September, 2023. Not all programmes participate, please check UU masters > Master’s programme > Tuition fees and financial support to see if the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship is mentioned as a scholarship opportunity.
The Utrecht Excellence scholarship can be awarded as:
tuition fees plus the required income linked to a residence permit for study as set by the Immigration and Naturalisation Service, for one year.
In a 2-years Master’s programme the scholarship can be renewed for the second year.
Prospective students who wish to be considered for the scholarship must apply before 31 January 2023 (23:59 CET), after which the application portal will be closed. Selection will only start after the deadline and we aim to communicate the results before mid-April.