Maastricht University High Potential scholarships
The High Potential scholarship is intended for excellent students from outside the EU/EEA who want to do a master's programme or a postdoc programme for professionals at Maastricht University. The grant is for all faculties with the exception of the School for Business and Economics (SBE).
Who is eligible?
All candidates must meet the following requirements:
- You are admissible for a master’s programme or graduate programme for professionals at Maastricht University
- You are not older than 35 years on 1 September 2016
- 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 have obtained excellent results in your previous studies. And can prove this in the application file by including grade lists or reference letters.
In case of equivalent qualification, we will give preference to applications which show that the applicant is among the top 5%.
Please check the Maastricht University High Potential Scholarship Terms and Conditions before applying.
Additional requirement for Psychology: you must be ranked in the top 5 % of your Bachelor’s programme (full programme). You can prove this with an official statement of your University. Your scholarship application will not be taken into consideration without this top 5% statement.
Duration of the 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 High Potential scholarship programme 2016-2017
|Living expenese||€ 10.500||Paid to students by the Scholarship Office|
|Insurances||€ 520||Arranged for and paid by the Scholarship Office|
|Visa costs||€ 311||Arranged for and paid by the Scholarship Office|
|Tuition fees||€ 13.000 or € 17.500||Arranged for and paid by the Scholarship Office|
Please note that the application deadline has passed.
You should also apply for the Holland Scholarship
The UM High Potential Scholarship and the Holland Scholarship are combined programmes. Therefore, to be eligible for the High Potential Scholarship, you will have to apply for the Holland Scholarship at the same time.
Your Master’s programme and scholarship applications will be assessed by the Faculty at which you have applied.
- First of all, the Faculty will assess your Master’s application. Once you have been accepted for the Master’s programme, the Faculty will assess your scholarship application.
- Subsequently the faculty will send a list with eligible candidates to the Maastricht University selection committee. This committee will make the definitive selection of the nominated candidates.
- If you have been awarded a scholarship, you will receive an official acceptance letter.
- You must sign and return this letter to the Scholarship Office.
All aspects of your application count towards the assessment of the application. The Scholarship Committee also looks at: academic excellence, your motivation, status of the institute you studied at in your home country, the match of the chosen master's programme with your previous qualification(s), level of this previous qualification (or qualifications), your career planning, and your references.