Maastricht University NL scholarship

  • Master
  • Full tuition waiver + € 23,750 and other benefits

The Maastricht University (UM) NL Scholarship programme offers 24 full scholarships (including tuition fee waiver and monthly stipend) each academic year for highly talented students from outside the European Union (EU) who have been admitted to a master’s programme at UM.

The Scholarship programme consists of both the UM NLScholarship (funded by the Maastricht University Scholarship Fund), and the NL Scholarship, which is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in conjunction with Dutch universities and universities of applied sciences. It is aimed at international students from outside the EU/EEA who wish to follow a full degree programme in the Netherlands.

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  • You hold nationality in a country outside the EU/EEA, Switzerland or Surinam and meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for the Netherlands.
  • You do not hold a double nationality from an EU/EEA country.
  • You have applied for admission to a participating full-time master programme at Maastricht University (participating programmes will be indicated in October 2023) for the 2024-2025 academic year.
  • You meet the specific admission requirements of the UM master programme to which you have applied.
  • You have never participated in a degree-seeking higher education programme in the Netherlands. Students who have completed exchange programmes in the Netherlands are welcome to apply.
  • You are not older than 35 years of age on 1 September 2024.
  • You have obtained excellent results during your prior education programmes, as demonstrated by your latest grade transcript or certified by academic excellence. If several applicants are equally qualified, UM will give preference to applicants whose academic transcript or certified letter of academic excellence demonstrate that they are among the top 5% of the 2024-2025 scholarship programme applicants.

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This scholarship consists of:

Living expenses: € 12,350 (13 months) or € 23,750* (25 months)

Health & liability insurance: € 700

Visa application costs: € 210

Tuition fees: At cost

Pre-Academic Training costs: At cost


Step 1: Register for one of the participating master programmes at UM (participating programmes will be indicated in October 2023).

Step 2: Please fill in the application form, you need to log in with your UM account.

Upload the following documents in .doc, .docx or PDF format, and submit your application:

Curriculum vitae.

Letter of motivation.

Proof of academic excellence.

Personal statement of financial needs.

A reference letter.