University Holland High Potential Scholarships for International Students |
Study in Netherlands | Fully funded.
The Maastricht University (UM) Holland-High
Potential Scholarship programme offers 24 full scholarships of € 30,000
(including tuition fee waiver and monthly stipend) each academic year for
highly talented students from outside the European Union (EU) who have been
admitted to a master’s programme at UM.
The Scholarship programme consists of both the High
Potential Scholarship (funded by the Maastricht University Scholarship Fund),
and the Holland Scholarship, which is financed by the Dutch Ministry of
Education, Culture and Science in conjunction with Dutch universities and
universities of applied sciences. It is aimed at international students from
outside the EU/EEA who wish to follow a full degree programme in the
Ø Maastricht University, Netherlands
Field of study:
Ø List of participating Master’s programmes under this scholarship
programme. The updated list will be available at the official website shortly.
Number of Awards:
Ø Awards 24
Ø International students from a country outside the EU/EEA.
Scholarship Benefits /value/inclusions:
University Holland High Potential Scholarships covers the following below:
covers living expenses (€12,350 – 13 months; €23,750 – 25 months)
Ø Health and
Liability insurance (€700)
application costs (€207)
Ø Tuition fee
pre-academic training costs.
High Potential scholarship is awarded for the duration of the Master’s
programme – 13 months for a one-year master’s programme and 25 months for a
two-year master’s programme
Eligibility Criteria for applying Maastricht University Holland
High Potential Scholarship:
All candidates must meet the following requirements:
You hold nationality in a country outside the EU/EEA and meet the
requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for the
You do not hold a double nationality from an
You have applied for admission to a full-time Master’s programme
at Maastricht University for the 2023-2024 academic year
You meet the specific admission requirements of the UM Master’s
programme to which you have applied.
You have never participated in a degree-seeking higher education
programme, a primary education programme, or secondary education programme in
the Netherlands. Students who completed exchange programmes in the Netherlands
are welcome to apply.
You are not over 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, we will give
preference to applicants whose academic transcript or certified letter of
academic excellence demonstrate that they are among the top 5% of the 2023/24
scholarship programme applicants.
How to apply
Maastricht University Holland High
Ø To apply for
the scholarship, you must first register for one of the participating Master’s
Programme (MA) at Maastricht University.
Ø Once you
have submitted your application via Studielink, you will receive a student
ID number which you will need in order to complete and submit the Scholarship
Ø You must
then fill in the application form, upload the required documents, and submit
your application online.
application deadline for Maastricht
University Holland High Potential Scholarship is 1 February 2023.