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Utrecht Excellence Scholarships For International Students

Utrecht Excellence Scholarships for International Students


The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship (UES) presents an opportunity for numerous international students from outside the European Economic Area to pursue a Master’s degree in selected fields at Utrecht University.

Host Institution(s):

Utrecht University, Netherlands Level/Field of Study:

Open to eligible international Master’s programs offered by the University. Note that not all programs participate; please refer to > master’s program > Tuition fees and financial support to confirm if the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship is listed as a scholarship opportunity.

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Number of Awards:

Not specified Target Group: Non-EEA International Students (EEA = the EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway) Scholarship Value/Inclusions/Duration:

The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship may cover tuition fees or tuition fees plus the required income linked to a residence permit for study, as determined by the Immigration and Naturalisation Service, for one year. The scholarship is granted for the nominal duration of the program and is renewable for the second year for two-year master’s programs.


To qualify for a Utrecht Excellence Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

• Belong to the top 10% of your graduating class.

• Do not hold an EU/EEA passport and are ineligible for support under the Dutch study grant and loan system.

• Completed secondary school and/or bachelor’s degree outside the Netherlands.

• Applied for an eligible international master’s program with a start date of 1 September 2024.

Application Instructions:

After submitting an application (or applications) for a UES eligible Master’s program before the specified deadline, non-EU/EEA students can apply for one Utrecht Excellence Scholarship from 1 November 2023.

The UES application(s) will be visible in your OSIRIS Online Application account dashboard. Prospective students seeking consideration for the scholarship must apply before 1 February 2024, 23:59 CET, after which the application portal will be closed.

For detailed application guidelines, visit the official website (link provided below).

Website: Official Scholarship Website:

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