Scholarship Overview

  • Country: Netherlands
  • Scholarship Type: Merit-based
  • Institutions: Maastricht University
  • Funded by: Maastricht University
  • Tuition Type: Partial tuition
  • Degree Program: Masters
  • Scholarship Amount: N/S
  • Separate Application Required?: Yes
  • Deadline: 1 May, 2024.

Scholarship Benefits

Students from outside the EU/EEA, who are typically required to pay the higher institutional fee, will now be charged only the statutory tuition fee for the period covered by the scholarship.


Candidates must satisfy the criteria below:

  • Possession of nationality from a non-EU/EEA country, excluding Switzerland, and fulfillment of the necessary visa and Dutch residence permit requirements.
  • Absence of dual nationality with any EU/EEA country or Switzerland.
  • Completion or near completion of bachelor’s degree at UM, maintaining a minimum average GPA of 8.0.
  • Age must be below 35 years as of 1 September 2024.
  • Willingness to take on the role of an UM ambassador during and after the course of study, which includes sharing experiences in at least one session for students and/or other stakeholders.
  • (Conditional) acceptance into one of the UM’s master’s programs for the academic year 2024-2025 that are participating in this initiative.

How to apply

To apply for the scholarship, please follow these steps:

Step 1:

Enrollment in a Master’s Program: Begin by registering for one of the UM master’s programs that are participating in the scholarship scheme.

Step 2:

Application Form: Access and complete the application form using your UM account credentials.

Step 3:

Curriculum Vitae Submission: Provide an up-to-date CV, no longer than two A4 pages, detailing relevant educational background and work experiences. Highlight any extracurricular involvement within your academic community and active citizenship roles.

Step 4:

Motivation Letter: Utilize the provided template to craft your motivation letter, focusing specifically on your reasons for applying for the scholarship.

Step 5:

Proof of Academic Excellence: Demonstrate a GPA of at least 8.0 with your most recent grade transcript. Priority may be given to candidates with notable extracurricular and community engagement.

Step 6:

Personal Statement of Financial Needs: Explain your need for the scholarship, outlining any personal circumstances such as financial hardship, caregiving responsibilities, health issues, disability, refugee status, etc.

Step 7:

Reference Letter: Request a reference letter following the scholarship reference letter guidelines provided by UM. The letter should be from a (former) professor, lecturer, or employer (not a family member) and dated no earlier than February 2023. Upload the letter yourself; it cannot be submitted by your referee.

Step 8:

Referee Contact Details: Provide the name, work telephone number (with the correct international calling code), and official work or institutional email address of your referee. Referees with only personal email addresses will not be accepted. Be prepared for the possibility that UM may contact your referee to verify the authenticity of the reference.

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