Science Talent Scholarship for International Applicants in Netherlands

Deadline: 01 March 2018
Open to: international students
Scholarship: fully funded

Description

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.

Eligibility

  • 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).

Scholarship

Full scholarship of EUR 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.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please fill the application.

For more information, please visit the official web page.