Funded Scholarship at Maastricht University in Netherlands 2023


1 February 2023
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The Maastricht University (UM) Holland-High Potential Scholarship program offers 24 full scholarships of € 29,000 (including tuition fee waiver and a monthly stipend) each academic year for highly talented students from outside the European Union (EU) who have been admitted to a master’s program at UM.

The Scholarship program consists of both the High Potential Scholarship (funded by the Maastricht University Scholarship Fund) and the Holland Scholarship, which is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in conjunction with Dutch universities and universities of applied sciences. It is aimed at international students from outside the EU/EEA who wish to follow a full degree program in the Netherlands.

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You hold nationality in a country outside the EU/EEA, Switzerland, or Surinam 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.
  • You have applied for admission to a full-time master's program at Maastricht University for the 2022/23 academic year.
    List of the UM master programs participating in this scholarship program 
  • You meet the specific admission requirements of the UM master's program to which you have applied.
  • You have never participated in a degree-seeking higher education program in the Netherlands. Students who have completed exchange programs in the Netherlands are welcome to apply.
  • You are not older than 35 years of age on 1 September 2022.
  • You have obtained excellent results during your prior education programs, as demonstrated by your latest grade transcript or certified by academic excellence. If several applicants are equally qualified, UM will give preference to applicants whose academic transcript or certified letter of academic excellence demonstrates that they are among the top 5% of the 2022/23 scholarship program applicants.


  • living expenses € 12,350* (13 months) or € 23,750* (25 months) paid to students by the UM International Services Desk

  • Health & liability insurance  € 700*  arranged for and paid by the UM International Services Desk

  • The Visa application costs € 192 arranged for and paid by the UM International Services Desk

  • Tuition fees at cost are arranged for and paid by the UM International Services Desk

       Pre-Academic Training costs at cost arranged for and paid by the UM International Services Desk


Application procedure

Step 1: Register for one of the participating master programs at UM
For further details on how to register for a master's program at UM, please see your prospective program’s webpage. Once you have submitted your application via Studielink, you will receive a student ID number for UM. You will need a student number in order to complete and submit the Scholarship Application Form (see Step 2 below).

  • Please note: only the master's programs in the list above are eligible for a UM Holland-High Potential Scholarship.
  • Please note: you can apply for the master's program at UM and the scholarship simultaneously. However, you must be conditionally approved for admission to your master's program in order to be awarded a scholarship.
  • Please note: if your study program requires the payment of a handling fee as part of your program’s admissions procedure, the UM International Services Desk does not cover handling fees. You are responsible for paying any handling fee your program may require by 1 February 2022. To check whether your program requires the payment of a handling fee, please check your program’s webpage under the menu tab 'Admission requirements.

Step 2: Please fill in the application form, you need to log in with your UM account
Upload the following documents in .doc, .docx, or PDF format, and submit your application. Please note that you will only be able to submit your application once, so please ensure that all of your documents and referee contact details are up-to-date. If you have applied for multiple UM study programs, the UM International Services Desk will ensure that your complete scholarship application is considered for all eligible programs for which you have a conditionally approved or approved admissions status.

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