The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship (UES) is a prestigious scholarship program offered by Utrecht University in the Netherlands for highly talented international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) pursuing a master’s degree in university.
The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship (UES) is a highly selective program for talented international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who wish to pursue a master’s degree at Utrecht University.
The Utrecht Excellence Scholarships provide outstanding international students access to a prestigious master’s education at Utrecht University. The partial tuition waiver and generous living stipend make Utrecht an affordable option for talented students from around the world. With a highly competitive application process, the UES recognizes students with exceptional academic ability and leadership potential.
Utrecht University is known for its high-quality, innovative approach to research and teaching, and the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship is a great opportunity for international students to pursue their master’s degree in the Netherlands.
|Eligibility||Non-EEA students applying for English master’s at Utrecht University|
|Award Amount||Tuition waiver + €1,000 monthly stipend|
|Application Process||Online application + supporting documents|
|Number of Awards||Around 50 scholarships per year|
|Coverage||Tuition fees, stipend, allowances|
|Duration||1-2 years depending on master’s program|
|Selection Criteria||Academics, motivation, activities, recommendations|
|Deadline||1 February 2024|
If you meet the eligibility criteria and are interested in studying at Utrecht University, applying for the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship could be a beneficial opportunity for you.
Eligibility Criteria For Utrecht Excellence Scholarship
To be eligible for the UES 2024, applicants must:
- Be a non-EEA national
- Have completed a bachelor’s degree outside the Netherlands
- Have an outstanding academic record with a GPA equivalent to a 7.5 out of 10 or higher
- Apply for a full-time English-taught master’s program at Utrecht University
The UES 2024 provides the following benefits:
- A tuition fee waiver, reducing tuition to €2,168 per year
- A monthly stipend of €1,000 to cover living expenses
- University introduction week and buddy program
- The scholarship is awarded for the entire duration of the program (1 or 2 years)
To apply for the UES 2024:
- Apply for admission to an eligible master’s program at Utrecht University
- Complete the UES online application and submit all required documents
- Applications are evaluated based on GPA, statement of motivation, CV, and references
- Shortlisted candidates may be invited for a Skype interview
The UES application deadline is 1 February 2024.
Number of Scholarships
Around 50 UES scholarships are awarded annually. The number may vary depending on available funding each year.
The UES 2024 covers:
- A tuition fee waiver reducing tuition to €2,168 per year
- A monthly stipend of €1,000 for living expenses
- Additional allowances for visa fees, health insurance, introduction week, and buddy program
The UES is awarded for the entire duration of the master’s program, which is generally 1 or 2 years depending on the degree.
UES applicants are evaluated based on:
- Academic excellence and potential
- Motivation and ambition
- Extracurricular activities and leadership experience
- Recommendations from professors
- Performance during the Skype interview
The deadline to apply for the Utrecht Excellence Scholarships 2024 is 1 February 2024. Results are announced 6-8 weeks after the deadline.