The Utrecht Excellence Scholarships in the Netherlands 2024

News About the Utrecht Excellence Scholarships in the Netherlands 2024

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Embark on your educational journey in the Netherlands! Exciting news awaits, as applications for the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship are now open. This guide will provide a detailed exploration of this prestigious scholarship, its benefits, and a comprehensive step-by-step application process.

The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship 2024-2025 is an all-encompassing master’s scholarship tailored for international students. A total of 25 scholarships are available, covering full tuition and providing a living stipend of £11,000.

Utrecht University is a leading research institution in Europe, known for its innovative research methods and global teaching practices. It offers a welcoming environment for international students, attracting approximately 1,500 students annually who choose the university for its diverse range of English-taught Master’s programs.

For the academic year 2024-2025, 20-25 scholarships will be distributed across Utrecht University’s 6 Graduate Schools. The funding for these scholarships is derived from the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship Fund, established by the university, and contributions from Utrecht University alumni.

Degree Level:

The Utrecht Excellence Scholarships 2024-25 in the Netherlands are specifically offered for Master’s level programs at Utrecht University.

Available Subjects:

Areas of Focus for the Opportunity:

  1. Investigative Criminology on a Global Scale.
  2. Psychology in Social, Health, and Organizational Contexts.
  3. Practical Cognitive Psychology Applications.
  4. Clinical Psychology for Children and Adolescents.
  5. Applied Neuropsychology Studies.
  6. Research Methodology and Statistics for Behavioral, Biomedical, and Social Sciences.
  7. Studies in Social and Health Psychology.
  8. Exploration of Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Periods.
  9. Comparative Studies in Literature.
  10. Examination of Gender Dynamics.
  11. Linguistic Studies and Analysis.
  12. Studies in Media, Art, and Performance.
  13. Music Studies and Analysis.
  14. Art Historical Research.
  15. Examination and Study of History.
  16. Fields in Mathematical Sciences.
  17. Philosophy Studies and Inquiry.
  18. Research on Childhood and Adolescent Development and Socialization.
  19. Legal Research and Analysis.
  20. Studies in Sociology and Social Research.

Scholarship Benefits:

The Utrecht Excellence scholarship can be awarded as:

  1. Covering the tuition fee.
  2. Covering the tuition fee plus the income required for a period of one year linked to a residence permit for study, as determined by the IND (Immigration and Naturalisation Service).

Additionally, the scholarship is eligible for renewal for the second year for two-year master’s programs.

Eligible Nationalities:

This scholarship is open to international students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).

Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for a Utrecht Excellence Scholarship, you must meet the following conditions:

  1. You must rank within the top 10% of your graduating class.
  2. You should not possess an EU/EEA passport and should be ineligible for support under the Dutch study grant and loan system.
  3. Your secondary school and/or bachelor’s degree must be completed outside the Netherlands.
  4. You must have applied for an international master’s program scheduled to commence on 1 September 2024. Please note that not all programs participate, so check the ‘Master’s programme > Tuition fees and financial support’ section to confirm if the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship is listed as an available scholarship opportunity.

Application Procedure:

Deadline: Prospective students seeking consideration for the scholarship must submit their applications before February 1st, 23:59 CET. The application portal will close at this specified time. Selection processes will commence only after the deadline. Results are anticipated to be published by mid-April.

Selection Criteria:

Eligible candidates for the scholarship will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  1. Academic Quality and Promise: Evaluation of academic excellence and potential in the proposed field of study, as demonstrated through the master’s application.
  2. Academic Excellence: Confirmation of academic excellence, substantiated by proof of ranking within the top 10% of the graduating class. This can be supported by a class ranking certificate, GPA with a summary of grade distribution, and a signed/stamped statement or reference letter from the university.
  3. Motivation Letter Quality: Assessment of the quality and relevance of the motivation letter for the master’s program. This includes consideration of academic content, intercultural and communication skills, and personal motivation.
  4. Application for the Master’s Program: Evaluation of the application for the master’s program itself, taking into account completeness, accuracy, and consistency.

How to Apply:

After submitting an application (or applications) for a UES eligible master’s program before the specified deadline, non-EU/EEA students can apply for one Utrecht Excellence Scholarship from November 1, 2023. The UES application(s) will be visible in your OSIRIS Online Application account dashboard. Click ‘view/edit’ for the UES linked to the program you wish to apply for, upload the required proof of being in the top 10% of your class, answer the provided questions, and submit the application.

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