The Maastricht University Holland High Potential Scholarship is intended for excellent students from outside the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) who wish to do a Masters‘ or a professional education programme at Maastricht University.
The Holland High Potential Scholarship consists of a High Potential Scholarship combined with a Holland Scholarship
Field of study:
The field of study in which any candidate who aims to become a recipient of the Holland High Potential Scholarship has to be a full-time UM master’s programme.
The host institution for the Holland High Potential Scholarship is Maastricht University, Netherlands.
Number of Awards:
The number of awards which recipients can receive is not specified.
All International students from a country outside the EU/EEA are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.
|Living expenses||€ 12,350 (13 months) or € 23,750 (25 months)||Paid to students by the Scholarship Office|
|Health & liability insurance||€ 700||Arranged for and paid by the Scholarship Office|
|Visa application costs||€ 171||Arranged for and paid by the Scholarship Office|
|Tuition fees||€ 13,000, € 15,000 or € 17,500 depending on the tuition of your study programme||Arranged for and paid by the Scholarship Office|
|Pre-Academic Training costs||€ 695||Arranged for and paid by the Scholarship Office|
Holland-High Potential Scholarship Duration
The duration for the Holland-High Potential Scholarship is;
- 13 months for a one-year Master’s programme
- 25 months for a two-year Master’s programme
All candidates must meet the following requirements:
- You come from a country outside the EU/EEA and meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for the Netherlands.
- You are applying for a full-time master’s programme at Maastricht University.
- You meet the specific admission requirements of Maastricht University.
- You have never studied at an education institution in the Netherlands.
- You are not over 35 years of age at the start of the 2020/21 academic year.
- You obtained excellent results during your prior education programmes, as demonstrated by your latest grade transcript. If several applicants are equally qualified, the University will give preference to applicants whose transcript(s) demonstrate that they are among the top 5% of the 2020/21 scholarship programme applicants.
Applications are currently open for this scholarship.
Register for one of the participating Master’s programmes at Maastricht University. For further details on how to register for a Master’s programme at UM, please see your prospective programme’s webpage. Once you have submitted your application via Studielink, you will receive a student ID number for Maastricht University. You will need a student number in order to complete and submit the Scholarship Application Form (see Step 2 below).
- Please note: only the study programmes in the list above are eligible for a UM Holland-High Potential Scholarship.
- Please note: you must be conditionally approved for admission to your study programme at UM in order to be awarded a Scholarship.
- Please note: if your study programme requires the payment of a handling fee as part of your programme’s admissions procedure, UM Scholarships do not cover handling fees. You are responsible for paying any handling fee your programme may require by 1 February. To check whether your programme requires the payment of a handling fee, please check your programme’s webpage under the menu tab ‘Admission requirements.’
Please fill in the application form, upload the following documents in .doc, .docx, or PDF format, and submit your application. Please note that you will only be able to submit your application once, so please ensure that all of your documents and referee contact details are up-to-date. If you have applied for multiple UM study programmes, the UM International Services Desk will ensure that your complete Scholarship application is considered for all eligible programmes for which you have a conditionally approved or approved admissions status.
- Curriculum vitae. Your CV should be up-to-date, contain relevant information about your education and (job) experience, and should not be longer 2 A4 pages.
- Letter of motivation. Your letter of motivation should be up-to-date and specifically tailored to this Scholarship programme. Generic letters of admission that do not directly address your motivation for UM Holland-High Potential Scholarship selection will be rejected. Your letter of motivation should be no longer than 1 A4 page. Be sure to argue why this scholarship is important to you, why you should be selected, and what your role as an ambassador of Maastricht University would be during your scholarship period, and during the upcoming years after you finish your studies at UM.
- Proof of academic excellence. You may upload one of the following documents in order to prove your academic excellence: 1. Your University transcript that explicitly states your grade point average or class ranking (i.e. first class honours) for your entire study programme; or, 2. A letter signed by your institution’s Head of Department or Registrar stating that you are one of the top 20 students in the graduating year of your study programme. Please ensure that the letter contains the contact details of your Head of Department or Registrar.
- The contact details of one referee. Please note that we will be in contact with your referee and ensure that you take the following steps when choosing a referee and submitting their details.
– Relationship to applicant: indicate your referee’s connection to you; is this your professor, thesis supervisor, employer? Please remember that family members may not function as referees.
– Work telephone number of your referee: Be sure to include the applicable country calling code.
– Work or institutional email address of your referee. Letters referencing only a personal email address will be rejected.
Please note that you will only be able to submit your application once, so please ensure that all of your documents and referee contact details are up-to-date.
Contact the referee you provided in your application form and ask them to submit their reference letter by email [email protected] by 1 February each year.
We have prepared Scholarship reference letter guidelines; please print these out or forward them to your referee, as they will help your referee to write a good reference letter on your behalf.
Please note that referees must be (former) professors, lecturers, or employers, and not family members. Recommendation letters should be dated and written no earlier than February each year.
Please also note that it is your responsibility to liaise with your referee and ensure that they submit their letters by 1 February (Central European Time).
Applications for which we have not received reference letters are unfortunately incomplete, so please communicate on time with your referee about this important step in the Scholarship application process.
For further inquiries contact;
Student Services Centre
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