The Amsterdam’s Merit Scholarship is open to International students covering both the tuition fees and living expenses
The Amsterdam Merit Scholarship (AMS) is a scholarship covering the tuition fee and part of the living expenses (the exact amount will be announced to the selected applicants) for one academic year with the possibility of an extension for a second year (for a two-year Master’s programmes).
The AMS scholarship is a two-year master’s program. Students who are awarded an AMS are expected to complete their first year of study with good results (at least 40 ECTS) in order to receive the scholarship for the second year as well.
The Faculty of Science requires that students satisfy the supplementary requirements imposed on students by the faculty or programme, such as the obligation to attend all classes, good progress, and effort.
Application requirement for the Amsterdam’s Merit Scholarship
Candidates wishing to apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship programme should:
Not have the nationality of one of the countries of the EU/EEA or Suisse
Not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans
Not be eligible to pay the reduced tuition fee rate for EEA students at the UvA
Not receive a full coverage scholarship for the same period of study as the AMS
Have submitted a complete application to one of the MSc programmes
Have been (or will be) admitted for the first time to one of the MSc programmes at the UvA
Be able to comply with the conditions to obtain a Dutch visa (if applicable)
Have completed their previous academic programme no longer than 3 years ago
The International Team should be notified as soon as possible of any change in nationality, type of residence permit, or additional financial support throughout the academic year.
The Faculty of Science has a total of 18 Master’s programmes and multiple specialisations, covering a broad range of disciplines.
The programmes are subdivided into three Graduate Schools, and the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies.
AMS Master’s programmes Information Sciences
Graduate School of Informatics
Graduate School of Exact Sciences
Graduate School of Life and Earth Sciences
Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies
How to apply the Amsterdam’s Merit Scholarship
Application for the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship is part of the application procedure for the Master’s programme of your choice. On your application form, we ask whether you want to be considered for a UvA scholarship. Please check this box if you want to be considered and if you fulfill all requirements mentioned above.
Also, you should include a paragraph in your motivation letter in which you explain why you wish to be nominated for the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship and what it would mean for your future academic career.
Deadline for application for the Amsterdam’s Merit Scholarship
The application for Amsterdam’s Merit Scholarship will continue till deadline, the deadline for the incoming session is 15 January
To begin your application follow here to the portal