It is Maastricht University’s (UM) mission to offer students from all over the world the opportunity to develop into active, globally oriented thinkers that are ready to make a positive contribution to their societies.

UM’s high-quality, innovative education based on small-scale Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in an international and intercultural setting prepares students for this purpose.

As an open and accessible academic community, UM offers several scholarships to support top-performing undergraduate and graduate students with personal development potential that are experiencing financial difficulties to pursue a degree at UM. UM scholarship students function as important ambassadors of the university during and after their studies.UM scholarship students are selected on the basis of their academic excellence, extracurricular engagement, active citizenship and financial need. As the number of scholarships is limited, the selection process is highly competitive. 

Before applying for a UM scholarship, please take into account the factors summed up below. Read these carefully, to make sure that the valuable time you invest in applying pays off:

  • You will have to apply for a study programme at UM before applying for a scholarship;
  • You are only allowed to apply for one UM scholarship, multiple applications will be disqualified;
  • Verify if your nationality is eligible for the scholarship;
  • Verify whether your study programme is participating in the scholarship;
  • Ensure that if the scholarship covers only the tuition fees, you are able to finance your own living expenses (rent, food and insurances) for the complete duration of your studies.

For questions regarding scholarships please contact our Scholarship Officers via

Overview of UM scholarships

ScholarshipBachelor / MasterFaculty/Study programme*Nationality**Application deadline for
academic year 2024/25
Maastricht University NL-High Potential ScholarshipMasterParticipating master’s
UM Brightlands Talent ScholarshipMasterParticipating master’s
UM Academic Achievement ScholarshipMasterParticipating master’s
Non-EU/EEA countries and SwitzerlandClosed
UM Global Studies ScholarshipBachelorGlobal StudiesNon-EU/EEA from the Global SouthClosed
UM-NL Euregional Refugee ScholarshipMasterAll, except MA Medicine
and MA Physician-Clinical Investigator
Refugee living in Euregion
with residence
permit in Belgium
or Germany
1 June 2024, 23:59 CET

External scholarships

In addition to UM scholarships, students can apply for scholarships from other organisations to the expenses related to their studies at UM. An overview of these scholarships is listed below. 

ScholarshipBachelor / MasterFaculty/Study programme*Nationality**Application deadline for
academic year 2024/25
Master Public Policy (MPP) ScholarshipMasterUNU-MERIT and SBENon-EU/EEA countries and SwitzerlandClosed
Candriam ScholarshipMasterSBEEU/EEA, Switzerland or SurinamClosed
China Scholarship Council (CSC)MasterPublic Policy and Human DevelopmentPeople’s Republic of ChinaClosed
LKPU Management Consulting ScholarshipMasterSBEGermanClosed
Noord-Limburg Region ScholarshipMasterFHML - SBENL, see below 4**Closed
Prof. Jo Ritzen ScholarshipBachelorLAWBelgium, Luxumbourgian, FrenchClosed
UM First Generation Students (FGS) ScholarshipBachelorParticipating bachelor's
Stichting De Ridder ScholarshipBachelorAllNL, see below 1**Closed
Stichting Mia Keulaerds ScholarshipBachelorAllNL, see below 2**Closed
Fulbright / Maastricht University AwardMasterAllSee below 3**Closed
UCM/MSP tuition fee waiverBachelorUniversity College Maastricht

Maastricht Science Programme
EU/EEAApplications open in October 2024

Faculty/Study programme*

All all faculties
FASoS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
FHML Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
LAW Faculty of Law
FPN Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

School of Business and Economics

  • Maastricht Sustainability Institute (MSI)
  • Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG, part of UNU-MERIT)

Faculty of Science and Engineering:

  • Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE)
  • Sciences (SCI)
  • University College Maastricht (UCM)
  • University College Venlo (UCV)


  1. Applicants must have the Dutch nationality and live in one of these municipalities: Maastricht, Eijsden-Margraten, Gulpen-Wittem, Valkenburg a/d Geul, Meerssen, Vaals.
  2. Applicants should be born and live in the Parkstad Region (Heerlen, Kerkrade, Landgraaf, Brunssum, Simpelveld, Voerendaal, Beekdaelen.
  3. Applicants must be enrolled as students at U.S. higher education institutions.
  4. Applicants should be born and raised in the Noord-Limburg region (residents of the municipalities of Venlo, Horst aan de Maas, Venray, Peel en Maas, Beesel, Gennep, Mook en Middelaar and Bergen).