Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships (AES), 2016

Overview: The Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships (AES) was launched in 2014 which awards scholarships to exceptionally talented students from outside Europe to pursue eligible Master’s Programmes offered at the University of Amsterdam. The Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (AES) is a full scholarship.The UvA will award up to 15 of these scholarships annually.

Study Level: Masters

Area of study: Eligible English-Taught Masters Programme offered in the the following faculties:
Amsterdam Law School
Economics and Business
Faculty of Science
Graduate School of Child Development and Education
Graduate School of Communication
Graduate School of Humanities
Graduate School of Psychology
Graduate School of Social Sciences

Scholarship Value: 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).

Requirements: 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
Be (provisionally) admitted to an English-taught Master’s degree programme at the University of Amsterdam which is registered in the Central Register of Higher Education Programmes
Be (provisionally) admitted to a Master’s programme at the UvA for the first time. AES will not be awarded to candidates who are admitted for a second Master’s programme at the UvA.
Be able to comply with Dutch visa regulations as indicated by theIND (Dutch Immigration Service).
Be enrolled at the UvA as a full-time student for the academic year and the programme for which the scholarship is awarded. Scholarship continuation is not guaranteed when a candidate changes his or her Master’s programme.
The candidate should not receive another scholarship for the same period of study as the AES. Notify the scholarships office when another scholarship has been awarded and accepted.
Eligible candidates are selected on the basis of their academic excellence and promise in the proposed field. See the full selection criteria at the official website.

How to apply: Applications for 2015-2016 will be accepted starting from November/December 2015.
As long as you meet all the requirements, you can apply for the AES at the same time as you register for your programme. Applications are made through the admissions office of the faculties and graduate schools. Students should contact the faculty offering the study programme of their choice for more information on how to apply for AES.

Deadline: 15 January 2016

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