The Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (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).
The Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship is made possible by the Amsterdam University Fund with the help of alumni of the University of Amsterdam.
Please note: registration is now closed.
Candidates wishing to apply for an AES programme should:
The University of Amsterdam has a limited number of Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships available. 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:
Failure to meet one or more of the requirements or selection criteria automatically means that the student is not eligible for this scholarship.
Application for the Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship 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, enclose a paragraph in your motivation letter for the MSc Programme in which you explain why you wish to be nominated for the Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship and what it would mean for your future academic career. This motivation letter should be uploaded in DataNose.
After applying, the coordinators of the MSc Programmes decide which students qualify to apply for the scholarship. All students will be informed as soon as possible.
Students who are awarded an AES are expected to complete their first year of study with good in order to receive the scholarship for the second year as well. The Faculty of Science requires that students satisfy the supplementary requirements imposed on students by the faculty and programme, such as the obligation to attend all classes, good progress and effort.