UM Brightlands Talent Scholarship

  • Master
  • Full tuition waiver + € 22,800 and other benefits

Four innovation campuses in Limburg, the Netherlands, form the Brightlands. The Brightlands campi bring together entrepreneurs, researchers and students to innovate and create international breakthroughs together in chemistry and materials, health, agrifood, data science and smart digital services.

The UM Brightlands Talent Scholarship programme offers four full coverage scholarships (including a tuition fee waiver and monthly stipend) per academic year for a selected number of top-performing non-EU/EEA students with personal development potential that have been (conditionally) admitted to a master's programme connected to the Brightlands campi.

A mandatory component of the UM Brightlands Talent Scholarship is participating in the thesis-research-programme (TRP), requiring scholarship recipients to write their thesis based on research at one of the companies at the respective Brightlands campus.

Target group: top-performing non-EU/EEA master’s students with high personal development potential that have been (conditionally) admitted to a master's programme connected to the Brightlands campi and with a substantiated motivation to contribute to the campuses’ development.

Maastricht University
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Maastricht University

Maastricht University is a public university in Maastricht, Netherlands.

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  • You hold the nationality of a country outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland 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 or Switzerland.
  • 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 2023.
  • You agree to become an active Brightlands and UM ambassador during and after your studies, by committing to share your experiences during at least one (information) session for students and/or other stakeholders.
  • You have have been (conditionally) admitted to the participating master's programmes at UM for the 2023-2024 academic year.

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The scholarship consists of:

Living expenses: € 11,400 / € 22,800

Health & liability insurance: At cost

Visa application costs: € 207

Tuition fees: At cost

Pre-Academic Training costs: At cost


Step 1: Register for one of the participating master's programmes at UM.

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

You can find the application Form here (the application deadline has passed). 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.

The contact details of one referee.