Amsterdam Merit Scholarships (Faculty of Science)

Awarded By: University of Amsterdam in Netherlands
Updated on Mar 14, 2024
Rekha Madi
Rekha Madi
University Research Analyst
Course: Masters
Deadline: Jan 15, 2021
Amount: Not Available

Scholarship Overview

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the EU/EEA can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship (AMS).

Applicable course, university, and country

This scholarship is applicable for Masters Degree. This scholarship is applicable for the following courses in University of Amsterdam in Netherlands:

  • Master of Science Software Engineering
  • Master of Science Security and Network Engineering
  • Master of Science in Information Studies: Data Science Track
  • Master of Science Computer Science
  • Master of Science Artificial Intelligence
  • This scholarship is eligible for all programs under Faculty of Science


Scholarship amount details

The scholarship covering the tuition fee and part of the living expenses (the exact amount will be announced as soon as possible) for one academic year with the possibility of an extension for a second year (for two-year Master’s programs). For a two-year master’s program students who are awarded an AMS are expected to complete their first year of study with good results (at least 40 ECTS) in order to receive the scholarship for the second year as well.

Scholarship amount can be used for:

Type of Expense Indicates if the scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees ✔ Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense ✔ Scholarship amount can be used for this
Accommodation × Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses × Not covered in scholarship
Spouse/Child Care × Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover × Not covered in scholarship
Application × Not covered in scholarship
Others × Not covered in scholarship

Number of students to be awarded:

Eligible student nationality

India, United States of America, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Japan, Thailand, Fiji, China, South Korea, Mauritius, South Africa, Philippines, Bangladesh, Nepal, Georgia, Hong Kong, Turkey, Bahrain, Barbados, Guyana, Afghanistan, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macao, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Mongolia, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Pitcairn, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Reunion, Rwanda, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sint Maarten, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Appication Process for this scholarship

  • Candidate’s curriculum vitae, including a description of extracurricular activities such as participation in student commissions, international experience, sports or music at a high level, or volunteer work
  • The quality of the letter of motivation (maximum 500 words), in which the candidate explains the reasons for choosing the specific Master’s program in a broader context and the relevance of obtaining this scholarship for the candidate’s future academic career
  • Academic transcripts
  • Proof of English language Proficiency
  • Application Process
  • Application for the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship is part of the application procedure for the Master’s programme of their choice
  • Furthermore, Students should include a paragraph in their motivation letter in which they explain why they wish to be nominated for the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship and what it would mean for their future academic career

Scholarship Application:
Students will be auto-considered for this scholarship when they apply for the courses on which this scholarship is applicable. No separate application is needed.

Application Documents:

Type of documents Indicates if this type of document is required to be submitted
Official Transcripts Required
CV Required

Important Dates & FAQ info:

Info Date
Application final end date January 15, 2021
Contact email: master-science@uvanl
Contact number: Not Available
FAQ Link: https://studentuvanl/en/faq/tuition-fees-scholarships-and-other-financial-aid/tuition-fees-scholarships-and-other-financial-aidhtml

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship amount will be received by the students based on the quality of the application as a whole (completeness, accuracy, consistency)
  • Failure to meet one or more of the requirements or selection criteria automatically means that the student is not eligible for this scholarship


Scholarship Eligibility

Applicants wishing to apply for this scholarship should:

  • Not have the nationality of one of the countries of the EU/EEA or Suisse
  • Not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans
  • Not be eligible to pay the reduced tuition fee rate for EEA students at the UvA
  • Not receive a full coverage scholarship for the same period of study as the AMS
  • Must have submitted a complete application to one of the MSc programmes (see the website of the MSc program for the application and admission procedure)
  • Must have been (or will be) admitted for the first time to one of the MSc programs at the UvA
  • Must have completed their previous academic program no longer than 3 years ago
  • In addition to the admission requirements of the Master’s program, eligible candidates are selected on the basis of their academic excellence and promise in the proposed field as evidenced by:
    • The candidate’s academic records Students belonging to the top 10% of graduates from their class can apply This generally means an overall GPA equivalent to:
    • 35 (American system, 4-point scale)
    • 1st class honors/ upper-division (British system)
    • 8+ (Dutch EC-system, 10-point scale)
    • The academic quality of the educational institute where the (under)graduate degree has been (or will be) obtained
  • English language Proficiency:
    • TOEFL: Overall score of 100, with a minimum score of 22 in each of the four components
    • IELTS: Overall score of 70, with a minimum of 70 in each of the four components

Special Restrictions:
No Special Restriction applicable

Exams Details:

Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
TOEFL Required (minimum score 100)
IELTS Required (minimum score 7)
UG Required (minimum score 35 GPA)


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Frequently Asked Questions

The frequently asked questions about the scholarship are:

Who can apply for the Scholarship?
The scholarship is applicable to students from various countries.

What is the minimum Qualification Required?
The students must have completed their bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.

What is the procedure for applying?
Students will be auto considered for the scholarship. No separate application is required.

What are the documents required for filling the forms?
Official transcripts, CV.

What is the duration of the Scholarship?
Not Available