Fully-funded Science Talent Scholarship for International Applicants in Netherlands, 2018

The University of Amsterdam is inviting applications for Fully-funded Science Talent Scholarship for pursuing the master’s degree programme. Non-Dutch talented students from the European Union / European Economic Area can apply.

The Amsterdam Science Talent Scholarship (ASTS) offered by the Faculty of Science is aimed at non-Dutch talented students from the European Union / European Economic Area who choose to do a Science Master’s programme.

The University of Amsterdam is a public university located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Established in 1632 by municipal authorities and later renamed for the city of Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam.

English proficiency (IELTS/TOEFL): TOEFL (internet-based) –  overall score of 100 (with a minimum score of 22 in each of the different components), IELTS (academic) – overall score of 7.0 (with at least 7.0 in each of the four components).

Scholarship Description:

  • Applications deadlineMarch 1, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing the master’s degree programme at the University of Amsterdam.
  • Study Subject: Scholarship is available in Science at the University of Amsterdam.
  • Scholarship Award: It is a full scholarship of € 12,500 (covering tuition and living expenses) for one academic year with the possibility of extension for the second year for two-year Master’s programmes.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers are not given.
  • Nationality: Non-Dutch talented students from the European Union / European Economic Area
  • Scholarship can be taken in the Netherlands

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Non-Dutch talented students from the European Union / European Economic Area can apply.
  • Entrance Requirements: Candidates for the ASTS are selected on the basis of their academic excellence and promise in the proposed field as evidenced by:
    • The candidate’s academic records. Students belonging to the top 10% of graduates from their class can apply. This means an overall grade point average equivalent to at least:
          • 3.5 (GPA American system)
          • 1st class honors / upper division British system
          • 8+ (Dutch EC-system); the academic quality of the educational institute where the undergraduate (or graduate) programme has been obtained;
        • At least two letters of reference from academic staff members;
        • The quality of the letter of motivation (maximum 500 words) in which the candidate explains the reasons for choosing the specific Master’s programme (broader context, relevance for future career);
        • A description of extracurricular activities such as participation in student commissions, international experience, sports or music at a high level or volunteer work;
        • Proof of English proficiency (IELTS/TOEFL): TOEFL (internet-based) –  overall score of 100 (with a minimum score of 22 in each of the different components), IELTS (academic) – overall score of 7.0 (with at least 7.0 in each of the four components);
        • The quality of the application as a whole (completeness, accuracy, consistency).
      • English Language Requirements: English proficiency (IELTS/TOEFL): TOEFL (internet-based) –  overall score of 100 (with a minimum score of 22 in each of the different components), IELTS (academic) – overall score of 7.0 (with at least 7.0 in each of the four components).

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      Application Procedure:

      Introduction – Application for the ASTS is part of the application procedure for the Master’s programme of your choice.

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