Utrecht Excellence Scholarships

  • Bachelor
  • Approximately between €5.000 and €17.000 euro
  • 1 February 2023

The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship offers a number of highly talented prospective students the opportunity to pursue a degree in a selected number of fields at Utrecht University: International Bachelor’s programmes: • Economics and Business Economics • Liberal Arts & Sciences at University College Utrecht (different procedures apply for UCU applicants) • Philosophy, Politics and Economics • Global Sustainability Science The scholarship programme is highly selective. Only candidates showing the highest achievement and promise may receive a scholarship.

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Utrecht University is a public research university in Utrecht, Netherlands.

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The applicant must meet the eligibility criteria in order to be considered for this scholarship. The applicant should: • Not have the Dutch or an EU/EEA nationality and not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans; • Hold a non-Dutch secondary school diploma; • Have been admitted to the Bachelor’s programme in Economics and Business Economics, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Global Sustainability Science or to University College Utrecht; • Hold a relevant secondary school diploma (for a Bachelor’s programme), or an equivalent thereof; • Be able to comply with the conditions to obtain a Dutch visa; Eligible candidates are selected for a scholarship on the basis of the following criteria: • Their academic excellence and promise in the proposed field of study; • The academic quality and results of the preceding education, as evidenced, for example, by grades and test scores; • The quality of the application itself (completeness, accuracy, consistency).

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Selected students receive a scholarship for the duration of the degree programme, which is a maximum of three years for a Bachelor’s degree. Approximately 9 scholarships are awarded each year (approximately 2 for the Bachelor’s in Economics and Business Economics, 1 for Global Sustainability Science, 1 for Philosophy, Politics and Economics and 5 for Liberal Arts & Sciences at University College Utrecht). The scholarship will only be renewed for the second (and third) year if the student is making satisfactory progress towards the degree.


It is not possible to apply for the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship. The selection committee of the programme will select eligible candidates on the basis of the selection criteria mentioned above. The selected candidates will be offered an Utrecht Excellence Scholarship at the latest in May. Please note that students starting their programme in February are not eligible for the Utrecht Excellence Scholarships. Prospective Bachelor's students in Economics, and Business Economics, Global Sustainability Science and Philosophy, Politics and Economics who wish to be considered for the scholarship should apply for admission before 1 February.

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