Utrecht Excellence Scholarships for International Students

Utrecht Excellence Scholarships for International Students

Utrecht University
Masters Degree

Deadline: 31, Jan  (annual)
Study in:  Netherlands
Next course starts Sept

Utrecht Excellence Scholarships for International Students

Brief description: 

Utrecht Excellence Scholarships for International Students: The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship (UES) provides a number of students from countries that are not part of the European Economic Area with the opportunity to attend Utrecht University and earn a Master’s degree in one of a variety of specialized areas of study.

Host Institution(s):

Utrecht University, Netherlands

Level/Field of study:

Master’s degree programs available in international studies that qualify and are provided by the university. Please check www.uu.nl/masters > master’s programme > Tuition fees and financial support to see if the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship is listed as a possible source of funding for your education. Keep in mind that not all programs are eligible for this award.

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Number of Awards:

Not specified

Target group:

Non-EEA International Students (EEA = the EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway)

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The Utrecht Excellence scholarship is a one-year prize that can be granted in the form of tuition fees OR in the form of tuition fees in addition to the required income related to a residence permit for study as established by the Immigration and Naturalisation Service.

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The scholarship is granted for the minimum amount of time required to complete the program.


To be eligible for an Utrecht Excellence Scholarship, you must:

  • You finished in the top 10 percent of your high school class*
  • Not have a passport from the EU or EEA; in addition, you can’t receive financial assistance from the Dutch government through its grants or loans for students.
  • You must have received your secondary education and/or bachelor’s degree from an institution located outside of the Netherlands.
  • You must have submitted an application to an approved foreign master’s program with a start date of September 1,  or later.

Application instructions:

Non-EU and non-EEA students will have the opportunity to submit an application for one Utrecht Excellence Scholarship beginning on November 1, . The application for the scholarship must be submitted in addition to any application(s) submitted for an eligible UES Master’s program before the deadline established. If future students are interested in being considered for the scholarship, they need to submit their applications before the deadline of January 31, at 23:59 CET. After that time, the application portal will be closed.

It is important  that you go to the official website (link may be found below) in order to obtain specific information regarding the application process for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.uu.nl/masters/en/general-information/international-students/financial-matters/grants-and-scholarships/utrecht-excellence-scholarships

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