2023-2024 Utrecht Excellence Scholarships Application Updates

2023-2024 Utrecht Excellence Scholarships Application Update

The Utrecht Excellence Scholarships for International Students will be given to students who have excelled academically and wish to pursue Postgraduate studies at the university.

This scholarship in the Netherlands is granted for the duration of the degree program, which might be one or two years depending on the field of study. The scholarship can be renewed for a second year only provided the student maintains satisfactory academic performance and progress toward the degree.

Apply for The Utrecht Excellence Scholarships

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Utrecht University

Host Institution(s): Utrecht University

Scholarship Worth: Tuition fees, 11,000 euro living expenses

Number of Awards: 20-25

Study level:  Masters

Nationality: International Students



Eligibility Criteria Utrecht Excellence Scholarships 2023 

  • You must belong to the top 10% of your graduating class.
  • You must not hold an EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support under the Dutch study grant and loan system.
  • You must have completed your secondary school and/or bachelor’s degree outside the Netherlands.
  • You must have applied for an international master’s programme with a start date of 1 September 2023. Not all programmes participate. Please check Master’s programme > Tuition fees and financial support to see if the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship is mentioned as a scholarship opportunity.

Utrecht Excellence Scholarships 2023 Selection Criteria

  • Academic excellence and promise in the proposed field of study;
  • The academic quality and results of preceding qualifications, as evidenced by proof of belonging to the top 10% of the class, grades, test scores, a writing sample, letters of recommendation;
  • The quality and relevance of the 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).

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Eligible applicants for the Utrecht Excellence Scholarships Programme are to submit an application (or applications) for an UES eligible Master’s programme, before the stated deadline.

Non-EU/EEA students will have the opportunity to submit an application for one Utrecht Excellence Scholarship from 1 November 2022.

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.

Document Requirements:

  • Proof of belonging to the top 10% of your graduating class which will be evidenced by an official document that proves that you are among the top 10% of your class. Such documents as a statement signed and stamped by your institution, a reference letter, a class ranking certificate, etc.

Application Deadline: 31 January 2023 (23:59 CET)


More Details at Official Webpage