Netherlands 2014 Excellence Scholarship at Amsterdam University

The Faculty of Science at University of Amsterdam is offering Excellence Scholarship for talented Master’s students from outside Europe. The AES is a full scholarship of €25,000 (covering tuition and living expenses) for one academic year with the possibility of extension for a second year (for two-year Master’s programmes). In addition to the admission requirements of the Master’s programme eligible candidates are selected on the basis of their academic excellence. Application should be submitted till 15th January 2014.

Study Subject (s): Scholarship is awarded within in the Faculty of Science at University of Amsterdam.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing master degree at University of Amsterdam in Netherlands.
Scholarship Provider: University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Scholarship can be taken at: Netherlands

Eligibility: Candidates wishing to apply for an AES programme must meet the following requirements:
-Hold a non-EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans (Studiefinanciering; for more information please refer to www.DUO.nl). The scholarship office should be notified as soon as possible about any change in nationality, type of residence permit, and/or possible Studiefinanciering support throughout the academic year.
-Be (provisionally) admitted to a Master’s Programme of the Faculty of Science.  Before you receive an official application form, you need to fill in and submit this preliminary registration form. On the basis of a completed questionnaire, the Coordinator will evaluate the candidate’s academic background. If the background is relevant, the Programme Coordinator will inform the International Office and an official application form and personal code will be sent to the candidate by means of e-mail.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students (outside Europe) can apply for the scholarship.

Scholarship Description: In 2014, a new prestigious scholarship programme will be launched, targeting exceptionally talented Master’s students from outside Europe. The AES is a full scholarship of €25,000 (covering tuition and living expenses) for one academic year with the possibility of extension for a second year (for two-year Master’s programmes).

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Scholarship will be offered for one academic year with the possibility of extension for a second year (for two-year Master’s programmes).

What does it cover? The AES is a full scholarship of €25,000 (covering tuition and living expenses) for one academic year with the possibility of extension for a second year (for two-year Master’s programmes).

Selection Criteria: In addition to the admission requirements of the Master’s programme eligible candidates 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;
-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 (IELS/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).

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applicants should write an AES letter of motivation (maximum 500 words) in which you explain the reasons for choosing the specific Science Programme (broader context, relevance for future career), addressed to the International Team of the Faculty of Science. This letter should be accompanied with the other required application documents. The documents must be sent by post.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15th January 2014.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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