Amsterdam Merit Scholarships (AMS)
Scholarships for excellent students
The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.
Overview EU and EEA countries
Requirements for eligibility
Candidates wishing to take part in the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship programme must meet the following requirements:
Hold a non-EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans (“Studiefinanciering”; for more information please refer to: www.ib-groep.nl). The scholarship office should be notified as soon as possible of any change in nationality, type of residence permit, and/or possible “Studiefinanciering” support, throughout the academic year.
Be fully admitted to a degree programme at the Universiteit van Amsterdam which is registered at the Central Register of Higher Education Programmes (CROHO; for more information refer to: www.ib-groep.nl).
For more information about general application requirements, please consult the individual programme descriptions at www.uva.nl/isp for study programmes taught in English, or www.uva.nl/application for study programmes taught in Dutch.
Scholarship continuation is not guaranteed when a candidate changes his or her degree programme.
Be admitted to a bachelor’s or master’s programme at the Universiteit van Amsterdam for the first time. AMS will not be awarded to candidates who are admitted for a second bachelor’s or master’s programme at the Universiteit van Amsterdam.
Be able to comply with Dutch visa regulations (follow the link to the IND website below).
Be enrolled at the UvA as full-time student for the academic year and the programme for which the scholarship is awarded.
The candidate should not receive a full coverage scholarship for the same period of study as the AMS scholarship. Notify the scholarships office when another full scholarship such as HSP, Alban, NFP, etc. has been awarded and which scholarship has been chosen to accept.
Scholarship continuation for subsequent year(s) of study depends upon satisfactory study progress. The programme you will be enrolled in, as it depends on the curriculum and rules and regulations of the department, sets the standard for satisfactory progress, the time and manner in which progress will be measured. Please be advised that you are expected to gain approximately 80% of credits in any one year.
The programme you wish to apply for might set extra requirements such as academic and language requirements. Please see the faculty information below for more information.
Dutch regulations (IND website)
The faculties and international schools award scholarships themselves; as such, regulations may vary. Students interested in an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship may contact the faculty or international school offering the study programme of their choice for more information.
Overview study programmes UvA
Amsterdam Medical Centre (AMC)
Students applying to a programme at the AMC can find information on the application process on the AMC website.
AMS at the AMC
Amsterdam Law School (ALS)
Students wishing to apply for a study programme in Law can find more information on Amsterdam Merit Scholarships at the Amsterdam Law School here.
AMS at the Amsterdam Law School
Faculty of Economics and Business
Students enrolling at the Faculty of Economics and Business may request more information on Amsterdam Merit Scholarships by e-mail: email@example.com.
Faculty of Science
Students enrolling at the Faculty of Science can find more information on Amsterdam Merit Scholarships through the link below.
AMS at the International Office Faculty of Science
Graduate School for Humanities
Students enrolling at the Graduate School for Humanities can find more information on Amsterdam Merit Scholarships through the link below.
AMS at the Graduate School for Humanities
Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS)
Students enrolling at the Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS) can find more information on Amsterdam Merit Scholarships through the link below.
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