Utrecht Excellence Scholarship 2024-25: Full Tuition Coverage for International Students

Utrecht Excellence Scholarship 2024-25 Ignite Your Future with Full Tuition Coverage for International Students!

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Embark on your educational journey in the Netherlands with the exciting opportunity presented by the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship, now open for applications. This guide will provide comprehensive insights into the details of this scholarship, its benefits, and a step-by-step application process, ensuring you’re well-equipped to apply.

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

Utrecht University is a prominent research institution in Europe, celebrated for its innovative research approaches and global teaching standards. It offers a welcoming environment for international students, attracting approximately 1,500 students annually who opt for its diverse range of English-taught Master’s programs.

For the academic year 2024-2025, 20-25 scholarships will be awarded across Utrecht University’s 6 Graduate Schools. Funding for these scholarships is derived from the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship Fund, established by the university itself, along with contributions from Utrecht University alumni.

Degree Level:

The Utrecht Excellence Scholarships for 2024-25 in the Netherlands, covering full tuition fees, are available for Master’s level programs at Utrecht University.

Subject Areas Available:

  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 granted in two forms:

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

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

Eligible Nationalities:

This scholarship is available to international students from Non-EU/EEA countries.

Eligibility Criteria:

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

  1. Belong to the top 10% of your graduating class.
  2. Hold a non-EU/EEA passport and be ineligible for support under the Dutch study grant and loan system.
  3. Have completed your secondary school and/or bachelor’s degree outside the Netherlands.
  4. Have applied for an international master’s program scheduled to commence on September 1, 2024. Note that not all programs participate, so applicants should check the Master’s program > Tuition fees and financial support section to confirm if the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship is listed as an opportunity.

Application Procedure:

Deadline: Interested students must submit their applications before February 1st, 23:59 CET. The application portal will close at this time, and the selection process will commence afterward. Results are expected to be published by mid-April.

Selection Criteria:

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

  1. Academic quality and promise in the proposed field of study, as demonstrated through the master’s application.
  2. Academic excellence, supported by evidence of being in the top 10% of the graduating class (class ranking certificate, GPA with grade distribution summary, or a signed and stamped statement/reference letter from the university).
  3. The quality and relevance of the motivation letter for the master’s program, considering academic content, intercultural and communication skills, and personal motivation.
  4. The overall quality of the application for the master’s program, including completeness, accuracy, and consistency.

How to Apply:

After submitting application(s) 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 on ‘view/edit’ for the UES linked to the program you’re applying 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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