The Amsterdam Merit Scholarship (AMS) is a scholarship covering the tuition fee and part of the living expenses (the exact amount will be announced as soon as possible) for one academic year with the possibility of extension for a second year (for two-year Master’s programmes).
The deadline for application is 15 January.
Candidates wishing to apply for an AMS programme should:
The International Team should be notified as soon as possible of any change in nationality, type of residence permit or additional financial support throughout the academic year.
The Faculty of Science has a limited number of Amsterdam Merit 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 Merit 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, you should include a paragraph in your motivation letter in which you explain why you wish to be nominated for the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship and what it would mean for your future academic career.
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 AMS are expected to complete their first year of study with good results (at least 40 ECTS) 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 or programme, such as the obligation to attend all classes, good progress and effort.
Specific questions may be posed in writing to the International Team of the Faculty of Science: