Utrecht Excellence Scholarships for International Students

The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship offers a number of outstanding prospective students the opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree in a selected number of fields at Utrecht University. It is a very generous scholarship which is highly sort after yearly.

Scholarship Summary  
|Level: Postgraduate (Masters) |Institution(s):  Utrecht University
|Location:  Netherlands |Field(s): Any
|Target: All (Excerpt EU) |Deadline(s):  1 Feb, 1December, Yearly

Application for the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship is welcomed from students from all countries of the world excerpt EU/EEA students. Only selected Master’s programmes offered by the university are featured by the scholarship. Kindly visit www.uu.nl/masters to access permitted programmes. If tuition fees and financial support is included on any Tuition Fee section of any programme, then the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship applies to that programme.

Approximately 20-25 scholarships are available. In terms of benefit, the Utrecht Excellence scholarship can be awarded as tuition fees or tuition fees plus 11.000 euro living expenses. The scholarship is awarded for the duration of the degree programme, which is one or two years, depending on the degree programme. The scholarship will only be renewed for the second year if the student is making satisfactory progress towards the degree.


To be eligible for the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship, candidates must:

  • Belong to the top 10% of your graduating class
  • Hold a non-EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans
  • Have completed your secondary school and/or Bachelor degree outside the Netherlands
  • Have applied for an international master’s programme with a start date of 1 September 2017.

How to apply for the Utrecht Excellence Scholarships for International Students

Applications for the Utrecht scholarship will only be processed if a candidate has submitted an application for a Master’s programme as well. After submitting an application for the Master’s programme, non-EU/EEA students will have the option to submit an application for the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship.

Prospective students who wish to be considered for the scholarship must apply before 1 February. Please note that in some cases you may need to apply before 1 December; check the ‘When to apply’ section under Admission and application of your master’s programme.

Kindly visit the scholarship announcement page for further information on this scholarship opportunity.

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