University of Amsterdam

Amsterdam Merit Scholarship (AMS) Application Update 2023: The University of Amsterdam is currently inviting applications from international students outside the EU/EEA countries for the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship (AMS), a scholarship covers the tuition fee and part of the living for one academic year with the possibility of extension for a second year (for two-year Master’s programmes).

The scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence. Hence, 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.

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Key Scholarship Details

These are some of the key details about the ongoing Amsterdam Merit Scholarship (AMS)

  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of Amsterdam (UvA)
  • Host Institution(s): University of Amsterdam, Netherland
  • Study Level: Undergraduate and Postgraduate
  • Scholarship Type: Full Scholarship
  • Scholarship Worth: Not Stated
  • Number of Awards: Not Stated
  • Nationality: International students (non-EU/EEA

Eligibility Criteria and Requirements for the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship (AMS)

Candidates wishing to apply for an AMS 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 (for more information please refer to
  • 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 (see the website of your MSc programme for the application and admission procedure)
  • 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

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How to Apply

Interested and eligible international students willing to apply for the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship (AMS) are the procedures are follows;

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.

Furthermore, 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.

After applying, the coordinators of the MSc Programmes decide which students qualify to apply for the scholarship. All students will be informed as soon as possible

Visit the Official Website for Further Details

Application Deadline: 15 January

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