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STUDY IN NETHERLANDS: MAASTRICHT UNIVERSITY NL-HIGH POTENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP 2024

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Maastricht University NL-High Potential Scholarship 2024 (Fully-funded Studies in the Netherlands)

The Maastricht University (UM) NL-High Potential Scholarship programme offers 24 full scholarships of € 30,000 (including tuition fee waiver and monthly stipend) each academic year for highly talented students from outside the European Union (EU) who have been admitted to a master’s programme at UM.

The Scholarship programme consists of both the High Potential Scholarship (funded by the Maastricht University Scholarship Fund), and the NL Scholarship, which is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in conjunction with Dutch universities and universities of applied sciences. It is aimed at international students from outside the EU/EEA who wish to follow a full degree programme in the Netherlands.

Deadline: 1 February 2024

Who is eligible?

All candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • You hold nationality in a country outside the EU/EEA, Switzerland or Surinam and meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for the Netherlands.
  • You do not hold a double nationality from an EU/EEA country.
  • You have applied for admission to a participating full-time master programme at Maastricht University (participating programmes) for the 2024-2025 academic year.
  • You meet the specific admission requirements of the UM master programme to which you have applied.
  • You have never participated in a degree-seeking higher education programme in the Netherlands. Students who have completed exchange programmes in the Netherlands are welcome to apply.
  • You are not older than 35 years of age on 1 September 2024.
  • 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, UM will give preference to applicants whose academic transcript or certified letter of academic excellence demonstrate that they are among the top 5% of the 2024-2025 scholarship programme applicants.

Please note, this is a very competitive scholarship, only 2% of the applicants get awarded the scholarship.

Duration of the NL-High Potential scholarship

  • 13 months for a one-year master programme
  • 25 months for a two-year master programme

Amount of the NL-High Potential scholarship programme 2024-2025

Living expenses€ 12,350* (13 months) or € 23,750* (25 months)Paid to students by the UM International Services Desk
Health & liability insurance€ 700*Arranged for and paid by the UM International Services Desk
Visa application costs€ 210Arranged for and paid by the UM International Services Desk
Tuition feesAt costArranged for and paid by the UM International Services Desk
Pre-Academic Training costsAt costArranged for and paid by the UM International Services Desk

*These amounts are subject to change for academic year 2024-2025

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR A FULLY-FUNDED SCHOLARSHIP!

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