Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships (AES)

 University of Amsterdam

Masters Degree

Deadline: 15 Jan/1 Feb 2017 (annual)
Study in: Netherlands
Course starts September 2017

Brief description:

The Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships (AES) awards scholarships to exceptionally talented students from outside Europe to pursue eligible Master’s Programmes offered at the University of Amsterdam.

Host Institution(s):

University of Amsterdam in Netherlands

Level/Field(s) of study:

Eligible English-Taught Masters Programme offered in the the following faculties:

•  Amsterdam Law School
•  Faculty of Economics and Business
•  Faculty of Science
•  Graduate School of Humanities
•  Graduate School of Social Sciences

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified

Target group:

Non-EU/EEA International Students

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

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.


Non-EU students from any discipline who graduated in the top 10% of their class may apply. Selection is on the basis of academic excellence, ambition and the relevance of the selected Master’s programme to a student’s future career.

Application instructions:

Applications are made through the Admissions Offices of the Graduate Schools. You can find the specific eligibility requirements, selection criteria and application instructions on the Graduate School websites. Deadlines for the AES differ per Graduate School but is either 15 January 2017 or 1 February 2017 (this is earlier than the application deadline for most of the Master’s programmes).

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) and specific faculty websites (link found under fields of study) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:–tuition/scholarships-and-loans/amsterdam-excellence-scholarship/amsterdam-excellence-scholarship.html