Utrecht University Scholarships 2024 2025

Are you interested in pursuing higher education Abroad, with scholarship funds in 2024, and in the Netherlands? Then you can look no further than the Utrecht University Scholarships.  In this article, we will explain in detail Utrecht University Scholarships 2024 2025, its benefits and the step-by-step application process.

Utrecht University Scholarships 2024 2025 fully funded master’s scholarship for international students. A total of 25 scholarships are available. This scholarship covers the full tuition fee and living costs.

The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship (UES) is a special program for very talented students from countries outside Europe (European Economic Area) who want to get a master’s degree at Utrecht University. The funds for the scholarships come from the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship Fund, established by Utrecht University, and contributions from Utrecht University alumni.

Utrecht University is a school in Utrecht, Netherlands, where people study and learn new things. It started on March 26, 1636, making it one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands. In 2022, there were 37,675 students, 8,584 teachers and other workers at the university.

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Scholarship Summary

  • Level of Study: Masters
  • Institution(s): Utrecht University
  • Study in Netherlands
  • Program Period: The scholarship is awarded for one to two years depending upon the duration of the degree program.
  • Deadline: February 1st 23:59 CET. (Annually).

List of Programs Offered at Utrecht University:

  • Global Criminology.
  • Social, Health, and Organizational Psychology.
  • Applied Cognitive Psychology.
  • Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
  • Clinical Psychology.
  • Neuropsychology.
  • Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioral, Biomedical, and Social Sciences.
  • Social and Health Psychology.
  • Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
  • Comparative Literary Studies.
  • Gender Studies.
  • Linguistics.
  • Media, Art and Performance Studies.
  • Musicology.
  • Art History.
  • History.
  • Mathematical Sciences.
  • Philosophy.
  • Development and Socialization in Childhood and Adolescence.
  • Legal Research.
  • Social and Health Psychology.
  • Sociology and Social Research.

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The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship can be given in two ways:

  1. Covering the tuition fee.
  2. Covering the tuition fee and providing the necessary income for one year, which is needed for a residence permit for studying, as determined by the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND).

If you’re enrolled in a two-year master’s program, you can also apply to renew the scholarship for the second year.

Utrecht University Scholarships 2024 2025 requirements:

To qualify for a Utrecht Excellence Scholarship, you need to meet these conditions:

  1. You must be in the top 10% of students in your graduating class.
  2. You should not have an EU/EEA passport and must not be eligible for financial support through the Dutch study grant and loan system.
  3. Your secondary school and/or bachelor’s degree must be completed outside the Netherlands.
  4. You must have applied for an international master’s program starting on September 1, 2024. Not all programs are part of this scholarship, so please check the Master’s program > Tuition fees and financial support section to see if the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship is listed as an option.

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Selection criteria

Eligible candidates will be selected for a scholarship based on the following criteria:

  • Academic quality and promise in the proposed field of study, as evidenced by your master’s application.
  • Academic excellence, as evidenced by proof of belonging to the top 10% of your graduating class (class ranking certificate, GPA with grade distribution summary, statement/reference letter signed and stamped by your university).
  • The quality and relevance of your motivation letter for the master’s programme (academic content, intercultural and communication skills, personal motivation).
  • The quality of the application for the master’s programme itself (completeness, accuracy, consistency).

How to apply

After submitting an application (or applications) for a UES-eligible master’s programme before the stated deadline, non-EU/EEA students will have the opportunity to apply for one Utrecht Excellence Scholarship from 1 November 2023. You will see the UES application(s) in your OSIRIS Online Application account dashboard. Click view/edit for the UES linked (related process) to the programme you wish to apply for, upload the requested proof of belonging to the top 10% of your class, answer the questions and submit the application.

How to Apply for the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship?

Please follow the following instructions to apply for this scholarship:

(1). Apply first for a Master’s program; if you do not do this first, your scholarship application will simply be deleted.

(2). Follow the next steps to submit a complete application for the chosen Master program:

  • Check the entry requirements for this Master’s program.
  • Apply on time, preferably well before the deadline; see ‘When to apply’ according to the chosen master’s program.
  • Download the instructions for applying for the master’s program.
  • Go to the online portal and complete the online application.
  • You will receive an email with login details for the OSIRIS Online Application, where you can upload the required documents. In OSIRIS Online Application you can also check the status of your application.
  • Pay the application fee.

(3). After applying to the Master’s program, you will have the option to apply for a Utrecht Excellence Scholarship from 1 November.

  • Please note that if the master’s program deadline is after the scholarship deadline, you will have to submit your master’s program application before the scholarship deadline to be considered for the scholarship.

(4). After applying to a Master’s program, you can go to Osiris Online Application.

  • Log in with your Osiris username and password.
  • Click on the link ‘New application’.
  • Answer the Utrecht Excellence scholarship questions and upload the requested document(s).

(5). You will need to upload the following document:

  • Proof of belonging to the top 10% of your graduating class (an official document issued by your university that proves you are among the top 10% of your graduating class).

(6). Submit your application.

Utrecht University scholarships 2024 2025 deadline:

If you want to apply for the scholarship, make sure to submit your application by February 1st at 11:59 PM CET. After that, the application portal will close, and we’ll begin reviewing the applications. The results will be announced around mid-April.

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To apply and learn more about the Utrecht University Scholarships 2024 2025, kindly visit:

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