You hold nationality in a country outside the EU/EEA and meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for the Netherlands.
You have applied for admission to a full-time Master’s programme at Maastricht University which is participating in this scholarship programme
Participating Master's programmes in this scholarship programme
You meet the specific admission requirements of the UM Master’s programme to which you have applied.
You have never participated in a degree-seeking higher education programme, a primary education programme, or secondary education programme in the Netherlands. Students who completed exchange programmes in the Netherlands are welcome to apply.
You are not over 35 years of age on 1 September 2018.
You have obtained excellent results during your prior education programmes, as demonstrated by your latest grade transcript or certified by academic excellence. If several applicants are equally qualified, we will give preference to applicants whose academic transcript or certified letter of academic excellence demonstrate that they are among the top 5% of the 2018/19 scholarship programme applicants.
Applicants must be admissible for a master’s programme or graduate programme for professionals at Maastricht University. You may apply simultaneously for a master's programme and this scholarship. The UM High Potential Scholarship and the Holland Scholarship are combined programmes. Therefore, to be eligible for the High Potential Scholarship, you will have to apply for the Holland Scholarship at the same time.
Value and purpose of grant:
Amount of the Holland-High Potential scholarship programme 2017/18
Living expenses € 12,350 (13 months) or € 23,750 (25 months) Paid to students by the Scholarship Office
Health & liability insurance € 710 Arranged for and paid by the Scholarship Office
Visa application costs € 317 (subject to change in 2018) Arranged for and paid by the Scholarship Office
Tuition fees € 13,000, € 15,000 or € 17,500 depending on the tuition of your study programme Arranged for and paid by the Scholarship Office
Pre-Academic Training costs € 825 Arranged for and paid by the Scholarship Office
Grant award period:
The High Potential scholarship is awarded for the duration of the Master's programme, with a maximum of 12 months. (In case of a two-year Master's programme, the Scholarship Committee will award the scholarship for a maximum of 24 months).
February 1st 2019
Students can download the application form on the website, www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/scholarships
Applications must be sent to the faculty. In the Application and Selection section, you can find information about how to send in the application form. Please note that the application procedures differ per faculty.
For the scholarship assessment, the Scholarship Committee takes all elements of the application into account, including the level of previous study programmes, academic excellence, motivation, status of the home institution, the connection with the prior study programme, future career plans and references
Please check the Maastricht University High Potential Scholarship Terms and Conditions before applying.
Maastricht University Student Services Centre – Scholarship Office
PO Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht
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