Amsterdam Offering Merit Scholarship AMS Application Update

By | October 3, 2022

The University of Amsterdam is currently inviting international students outside the EU/EEA countries to apply for the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship (AMS) – a scholarship that covers the tuition fee and part of the living for one academic year with the possibility of extension for a second year (for two-year Master’s programs).

The scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence. Hence, students who are awarded an AMS are expected to complete their first year of study with good results (at least 40 ECTS) in order to receive the scholarship for the second year as well.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of Amsterdam (UvA)

Scholarship Type: Full Scholarship

Host Institution(s): University of Amsterdam, Netherland

Scholarship Worth: Not Stated

Number of Awards: Not Stated

Study Level: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Nationality: International students (non-EU/EEA)

Amsterdam Merit Scholarship (AMS) Requirements

Candidates wishing to apply for an AMS program should:

not have the nationality of one of the countries of the EU/EEA or Suisse

not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans (for more information please refer to

not be eligible to pay the reduced tuition fee rate for EEA students at the UvA

not receive a full coverage scholarship for the same period of study as the AMS

have submitted a complete application to one of the MSc programs (see the website of your MSc program for the application and admission procedure)

have been (or will be) admitted for the first time to one of the MSc programs at the UvA

be able to comply with the conditions to obtain a Dutch visa (if applicable)

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have completed their previous academic program no longer than 3 years ago

Amsterdam Offering Merit Scholarship AMS Application Update

Application Procedures

How to apply: Interested and eligible international students willing to apply for the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship (AMS) are the procedures are followed;

Application for the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship is part of the application procedure for the Master’s program of your choice. On your application form, we ask whether you want to be considered for a UvA scholarship. Please check this box if you want to be considered and if you fulfill all requirements mentioned above.

Furthermore, you should include a paragraph in your motivation letter in which you explain why you wish to be nominated for the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship and what it would mean for your future academic career.

After applying, the coordinators of the MSc Programmes decide which students qualify to apply for the scholarship. All students will be informed as soon as possible

Application Deadline: 15 January