Utrecht Excellence Scholarships

For students who seek to pursue a Master’s degree at Utrecht University, Utrecht Excellence Scholarship (UES) is meant for such as long as they are talented international students from outside the European Economic Area/European Union countries (like Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway). The Utrecht Excellence Scholarships for International Students is a highly selective programme which offers the opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree in a selected number of fields at Utrecht University.


Host Institution(s): Utrecht University, Netherlands

Level/Field of study: Eligible International Master’s programmes offered by the University. Not all programmes participate.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Target group: Non-EEA International Students (EEA = the EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway)


Scholarship Value

The Utrecht Excellence scholarship can be awarded as tuition fees OR tuition fees plus  the required income linked to a residence permit for study as set by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, for one year. The scholarship is awarded for the nominal duration of the programme.


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To be eligible for an Utrecht Excellence Scholarship, you must:

  • Belong to the top 10% of your graduating class.
  • Not hold an EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans.
  • Have completed your secondary school and/or Bachelor degree outside the Netherlands.
  • Have applied for an eligible international master’s programme with a start date of 1 September 2022.


Application instructions

After submitting an application (or applications) for an UES eligible Master’s programme, before the determined deadline, non-EU/EEA students will have the option to submit an application for one Utrecht Excellence Scholarship from 1 November 2021.

Prospective students who wish to be considered for the scholarship must apply before the application deadline: 31 January 2022, 11:59PM CET, after which the application portal will be closed. Next course starts on September 2022


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