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.
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
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).
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.