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Amsterdam Science Talent Scholarship (ASTS) in Netherlands, 2019-2020

The University of Amsterdam is inviting applications for Fully-funded Science Talent funding 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.

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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).

Description:

  • Applications DeadlineMarch 1, 2019
  • Course Level: award is available for pursuing the masters degree programme at the University of Amsterdam.
  • Study Subject: award is available in Science at the University of Amsterdam.
  • Award: Scholarship of € 5,000 for one academic year with the possibility of extension for a second year (for two-year Master’s programmes).
  • Number of Awards: Numbers are not given.
  • Nationality: Non-Dutch talented students from the European Union / European Economic Area
  • The award can be taken in Netherlands

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 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).
  • 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:

How to Apply:

Application for the Amsterdam Science Talent award is part of the application procedure for the Master’s programme of your choice. On your application form we ask whether you want to be considered for a UvA scholarship. Please check this box if you want to be considered and if you fulfill all requirements mentioned above.

Furthermore, you should include a paragraph in your motivation letter in which you explain why you wish to be nominated for the Amsterdam Science Talent Scholarship, and what it would mean for your future academic career.

After applying, the coordinators of the MSc Programmes decide which students qualify to apply for the opportunity . All students will be informed as soon as possible.

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