This scholarship programme is open to Belgium, Luxembourgian and French students who are applying for the LLB in European Law School at the Faculty of Law (LAW). Maastricht University (UM) is a medium-sized university of outstanding quality. It is unique in its international ambitions: 54% of our 17,000 students come from abroad, from dozens of different countries on all five continents. The same holds for our academic staff. The UM trademark has long been our Problem-Based Learning system, characterised by its small-scale nature and independent study groups. These characteristics, paired with the fact that almost all programmes are taught in English, makes UM an attractive university in a beautiful old city of Roman origins, located at the crossroads of three countries and languages.
More than any other city in the Netherlands, Maastricht enjoys a strong historical connection to the French language and culture. It is only natural for Maastricht – so close to its sister city Liège, the northernmost city in Francophone Europe – to reach out to its French neighbours and embrace their culture. There are currently more than 100 students and dozens of academic staff of French origin working or studying at UM’s various faculties.
UM is seeking to increase the number of Belgium Luxembourgian and French students in its international classrooms by offering scholarships to students of Belgium Luxembourgian and French origin.
- The scholarship will be awarded to a talented bachelor's student who has been admitted to the unique bachelor’s programme in European Law School (ELS) at LAW starting in September.
Candidates must have met the admission requirements (see below) and must have participated in the decentralised selection procedure.
- Applicants must hold a Belgium, Luxembourgian or French passport and meet the requirements for obtaining a Dutch visa (MVV residence permit).
- Applicants must be first generation students. We define first generation students as students from non-academic backgrounds. First generation students are the first in their families to follow higher education (university or university of applied sciences); their parents did not follow higher education.
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The UFL Prof. Jo Ritzen scholarship covers the tuition fee for the ELS programme for a maximum of 3 years.
Tuition fee refund: € 2,314* paid by the UM International Service Desk.
*These amounts are subject to change for each academic year
Step 1: Apply for admissions to the bachelor's programme in European Law School at Maastricht University. Once you have submitted your application via Studielink, you will receive a student ID number.
Step 2: Use your student ID number to complete the scholarship application form.