UM Global Studies Scholarship

  • Master
  • € 13,000 per academic year + other benefits

The Global Studies bachelor-level study programme trains students to understand and develop solutions for complex global issues, crossing disciplinary and geographical boundaries. The study programme is unique in the Netherlands for having six faculties, each with their disciplinary expertise, contribute equally to the educational content of the programme.

The study programme offers students the opportunity to perform a field study in the global south, develop an intervention for a societal problem presented by a NGO, government, agency, firm or a school and write an interdisciplinary bachelor thesis.

The UM Global Studies Scholarship offers one full coverage scholarship (including a tuition fee waiver and monthly stipend) per academic year for a selected number of top-performing bachelor students from the Global South with personal development potential who have been (conditionally) admitted to the Global Studies study programme.

Target group: bachelor students with proven academic excellence and personal development potential, that have been (conditionally) admitted to the Global Studies study programme.

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 in the Global South, here defined as countries in Africa, Asia (including the Middle-East), Latin-America and the Caribbean based on the definition of the OECD in column 1; least developed, column 2;low income , column 3 lower middle-income or Venezuela  and meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for the Netherlands.
  • You do not hold a double nationality from a country in the Global North.
  • 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 Global Studies 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 Global Studies study programme.

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The scholarship consists of:

Living expenses: € 11,400 per academic year

Health & liability insurance: At cost

Visa application costs: € 207

Tuition fees: € 13,000 per  academic year

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.