Applications are invited from suitably qualified international students for the Maastricht University Holland-High Potential Scholarship programme for highly talented students who have been admitted to a master’s programme at Maastricht University and wish to follow a full degree programme in the Netherlands.
The Scholarship consists of both the High Potential Scholarship (financed by the Maastricht University Scholarship Fund) and the Holland Scholarship which is funded by the Dutch Ministry of education, Culture and Science in collaboration with Dutch universities and universities of applied sciences.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): Maastricht University and Dutch Government
Scholarship Type: Full Funding
Host Institution(s): Maastricht University (UM), Netherlands
Scholarship Worth: Up to € 30,000
Number of Awards: 24
Study Level: Masters
Nationality: International Students
Maastricht University Holland-High Potential Scholarship | Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for the Holland-High Potential Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
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’s programme at Maastricht University for the 2023-2024 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 2023.
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 demonstrates that they are among the top 5% of the 2023-2024 scholarship programme applicants.
How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the Maastricht University Holland-High Potential Scholarship 2023 are to follow the steps outlined (below):
- Step 1: Register for one of the participating master’s programmes at UM. For further details on how to register for a master’s programme at UM, please see your prospective programme’s webpage. Once you have submitted your application via Studielink, you will receive a student ID number for UM. You will need a student number in order to complete and submit the Scholarship Application Form (see Step 2 below).
- Step 2: Fill in the application form. The application can only be accepted via the application form. Upload all required documents
Letter of motivation
Proof of academic excellence
Personal statement of financial needs
A reference letter
The contact details of one referee
Application Deadline: 1 February 2023