Fully-funded Science Talent Scholarship at University of Amsterdam in Netherlands, 2017

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The University of Amsterdam is inviting applications for Fully-funded Science Talent Scholarship for pursuing the masters 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).

Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing the masters 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 a second year for two-year Master’s programmes.

Scholarship can be taken in Netherlands

Eligibility: 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 honours / 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).

Nationality: Non-Dutch talented students from the European Union / European Economic Area can apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: 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 honours / upper division British system
  • 8+ (Dutch EC-system); the academic quality of the educational institute where the undergraduate (or graduate) programme has been obtained;

Test Requirement: No

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).

Netherlands Scholarships

How to Apply: Application for the ASTS is part of the application procedure for the Master’s programme of your choice. Please follow to steps below carefully:

  • Check the entry requirements of your programme under ‘Application and admission’.
    Overview of Science Master’s Programmes
  • Register in Studielink (on the same page)
  • Submit your application online after receiving your UvA-net ID (this can take up to 48 hours)

On application form, in the box about the funding of your studies you need to indicate that you want to make use of the ASTS scholarship. Next you will receive an email from the International Team of the UvA in which you will be asked to submit an additional motivation. Please note that your referees will receive a request for a ‘Reference Letter’ which they have to return to the International Team by means of email.

Application Deadline: The deadline for application is 1st February 2017.

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