Utrecht Sylff Scholarships

  • PHD, Master
  • up to 25,000 US$
  • 1 April 2023

The Utrecht Sylff Scholarship offers a number of outstanding prospective graduates from University College Utrecht and the Bachelor’s programme in Economics and Business Economics the opportunity to pursue a Master’s programme in the field of Humanities or Social Sciences (including Economics) at Utrecht University. The scholarship programme is highly selective. Only the very best candidates are eligible for a Sylff grant. Candidates for the grant need to have potential leadership qualities.

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

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Eligible candidates • Outstanding graduates from University College Utrecht • Outstanding graduates from Economics and Business Economics (at Utrecht University) The applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria in order to be considered for this scholarship:

  1. Be a student or recent graduate of one of the programmes mentioned above.
  2. Hold a non-Dutch passport and not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans (“Studiefinanciering”).
  3. Have been admitted to one of the international Master’s programmes of Utrecht University in the field of Humanities or Social Sciences (including Economics).
  4. Be able to comply with the conditions to obtain a Dutch residence permit (if applicable).

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As this is an international programme, the scholarship is in US dollars. The amount is variable, depending on nationality. The Sylff Scholarship is meant to make a significant contribution towards the costs of travel and living expenses while studying in Utrecht. It is necessary to find additional funding to be able to finance your study and stay completely.


It is not possible to apply for the Utrecht Sylff Scholarship. Candidates will be nominated by their Faculty. The deadline for nominations is April 1. A selection committee will rank the nominations and submit these to the SYLFF organisation at the end of April. In June, SYLFF will award the selected students a grant for a specific Master's programme and starting date.

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