Maastricht University Holland-High Potential scholarship
The Holland-High Potential Scholarship consists of a High Potential Scholarship combined with a Holland Scholarship.
The High Potential Scholarship is intended for excellent students from outside the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) who wish to do a master's or a professional education programme at Maastricht University.
The Holland Scholarship 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 Netherlands.
Who is eligible?
All candidates must meet the following requirements:
- You come from a country outside the EU/EEA and meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for the Netherlands.
- You are applying for a full-time master’s programme at Maastricht University.
- You meet the specific admission requirements of Maastricht University.
- You have never studied at an education institution in the Netherlands.
- You are not over 35 years of age at the start of the 2017/18 academic year.
- You obtained excellent results during your prior education programmes, as demonstrated by your latest grade transcript. If several applicants are equally qualified, we will give preference to applicants whose transcript(s) demonstrate that they are among the top 5% of the 2017/18 scholarship programme applicants.
1 February 2017
Duration of the Holland-High Potential scholarship
- 12 months in the case of a one-year master's programme
- 24 months in the case of a two-year master's programme
Amount of the Holland-High Potential scholarship programme 2017/18
|Living expenses||€ 10,500||Paid to students by the Scholarship Office|
|Insurances||€ 520||Arranged for and paid by the Scholarship Office|
|Visa costs||€ 317||Arranged for and paid by the Scholarship Office|
|Tuition fees||€ 13,000 or € 17,500||Arranged for and paid by the Scholarship Office|
Step 1: Register for a Master’s Programme (MA) at Maastricht University. For further details on how to register for an MA at UM, please see your prospective MA programme’s webpage. Once you have submitted your application via Studielink, you will receive a student ID number. With this number, you can login in MyUM.
Step2: Please fill out, print, sign, and scan the completed application form to an electronic device of your choosing.
Step 3: Sign in to your MyUM account (don’t forget to add “i” before your student ID number when logging in (i.e. i123456)). In MyUm, please select document type “Apply for scholarship.” Under “My Study,” you can then upload the necessary documents, including the scan of your completed application form. Only complete forms will be taken into consideration, so please fill out all fields in the form!
Please note: if you have already uploaded (a) reference letter(s) to MyUM in 2016, you do not need to upload a reference letter. If you have not yet uploaded (a) reference letter(s) to MyUM, or did so in 2015 or earlier, please do upload a reference as part of your application.
Application procedures for UM Scholarships
To obtain a UM Scholarship, you must have been accepted to a study programme. Please note that you have to send in your scholarship application before you have been accepted for the study programme. We advise you to apply for the study programme and the scholarship at the same time.
How to apply for the Maastricht University scholarships
Application procedures and deadlines may vary per faculty. Please check the information at the faculty of the programme you are applying for:
- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
Faculty of Humanities and Sciences:
- Department of Knowledge Engineering
- Maastricht Graduate School of Governance
- International Centre for Integrated assessment and Sustainable development (ICIS)
- Master Biobased Materials & Master Systems Biology
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
- School of Business and Economics