Maastricht University Holland-High Potential scholarship-MSc IB/Entrepreneurship and SME Management

Awarded By: Maastricht University in Netherlands
Updated on Mar 20, 2024
Rekha Madi
Rekha Madi
University Research Analyst
Course: Masters
Deadline: Mar 20, 2024
Amount: EURO 29,042

Scholarship Overview

Maastricht University offers the Maastricht University Holland-High Potential scholarship. This one time scholarship offered by the International Students Office of Maastricht University awards scholarships to degree-seeking students who have specified financial needs. Note that a large portion of the scholarship funds come from International student tuition. Maastricht University Holland-High Potential scholarship is applicable for Masters Degree. To be eligible for this award, international students must take English language examinations as well as standardised exams like TOEFL, IELTS, GRE and GMAT. The following documentation is required from students in order to apply for the scholarship: LOR and CV.

Applicable course, university, and country

This scholarship is applicable for the following courses in Maastricht University in Netherlands

  • Master of Science in International Business with a specialisation in Entrepreneurship & SME Management
  • This Scholarship is also applicable for the following courses:
  • School of Business and Economics
  • Master of Science Business Intelligence and Smart Services
  • Master of Science Economics
  • Master of Science Economics and Strategy in Emerging Markets
  • Master of Science Financial Economics
  • Master of Science IB/Entrepreneurship and SME Management
  • Master of Science IB/Information Management and Business Intelligence
  • Master of Science IB/Sustainable Finance
  • MGSoG: Master of Science Public Policy and Human Development
  • MSI: Master of Science Sustainability Science, Policy and Society
  • Faculty of Psychology & Neuroscience
  • Master of Science Forensic Psychology
  • Master of Science Psychology: spec Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Master of Science Psychology: spec Development Psychology
  • Master of Science Psychology: spec Health and Social Psychology
  • Master of Science Psychology: spec Neuropsychology
  • Master of Science Psychology: spec Legal Psychology
  • Master of Science Psychology: spec Work and Organisational Psychology
  • Research Master Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience: spec Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Research Master Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience: spec Drug Development and Neurohealth
  • Research Master Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience: spec Fundamental Neuroscience
  • Research Master Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience: spec Neuropsychology
  • Research Master Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience: spec Psychopathology
  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Master of Science Artificial Intelligence
  • Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
  • Master of Science Biomedical Sciences ? Master of Science Epidemiology
  • Master of Science Global Health
  • Master of Science Governance and Leadership in European Public Health
  • Master of Science Health Education and Promotion
  • Master of Science Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management
  • Master of Science Human Movement Sciences: spec Health and Rehabilitation
  • Master of Science Human Movement Sciences: spec Sports and Nutrition
  • Master of Science Work, Health and Career
  • Faculty of Law
  • LLM European Law School: spec European Law & Market Integration
  • LLM European Law School: spec European Public Law & Governance
  • LLM European Law School: spec General programme
  • LLM Forensics, Criminology and Law
  • LLM Globalisation and Law: spec Corporate and Commercial Law
  • LLM Globalisation and Law: spec General programme
  • LLM Globalisation and Law: spec Human Rights
  • LLM Globalisation and Law: spec International Trade and Investment Law
  • LLM International and European Tax Law: spec International and European Tax Law LLM International and European Tax Law: spec Customs and International Supply Chain Taxation
  • LLM International and European Tax Law: spec Tax and Technology
  • LLM Advanced Master in Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management
  • Master of Science Advanced Master in Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management
  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • MA Arts and Heritage: Policy, Management and Education
  • MA European Public Affairs
  • MA European Studies on Society, Science and Technology
  • MA European Studies: spec Europe in a Globalising World
  • MA European Studies: spec European Politics and International Relations
  • MA European Studies: spec European Public Policy and Administration
  • MA Globalisation and Development Studies
  • Research Master Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology
  • Research Master European Studies
  • MA Media Studies: Digital Cultures


Scholarship amount details

Max scholarship per student: Euro 29,042 => Rs 25,51,630
Conversion rate used: 1 Euro = Rs. 91.03 (last updated 9th January 2024)

Scholarship amount will be given: One Time

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 ✔ Scholarship amount can be used for this
Application × Not covered in scholarship
Others ✔ Scholarship amount can be used for this

Number of students to be awarded:

Eligible student nationality

India, United States of America, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Malaysia, Switzerland, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Norway, Japan, Thailand, Armenia, Fiji, China, South Korea, Mauritius, Ukraine, South Africa, Slovenia, Philippines, Bangladesh, Monaco, Nepal, Georgia, Hong Kong, Turkey, Bahrain, Barbados, Guyana, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 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, Faroe Islands, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Isle of Man, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands Antilles, 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, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, 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, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Appication Process for this scholarship

  • Curriculum vitae
  • List your education, relevant extracurricular activities, internships and (professional) experience
  • Letter of Recommendation
    • The contact details of the referee
    • Please note that we will be in contact with your referee and ensure that you take the following steps when choosing a referee and submitting their details
    • Relationship to applicant: indicate your referee’s connection to you; is this your professor, thesis supervisor, employer? Please remember that family members may not function as referees
    • The telephone number of the referee: Make sure to add the applicable country calling code
    • Email address of the referee: Work email addresses are preferred
  • Letter of motivation
    • Your letter of motivation should be up-to-date and specifically tailored to this scholarship programme Generic letters of admission that do not directly address your motivation for UM Holland-High Potential scholarship selection will be rejected Your letter of motivation should be no longer than 1 A4 page Be sure to argue why this scholarship is important to you, why you should be selected, and what your role as an ambassador of Maastricht University would be during your scholarship period, and during the upcoming years after you finish your studies at UM
  • Proof of academic excellence
    • University transcript that explicitly states grade point average or class ranking (ie first class honors) for entire study programme; or,
    • A letter signed by institution’s Head of Department or Registrar stating that the applicant is one of the top 20 students in the graduating year of their study programme
    • Please ensure that the letter contains the contact details of Head of Department or Registrar
  • Personal statement of financial needs Please explain why you would benefit from being awarded a scholarship and describe your personal circumstances such as financial difficulty, sole parent/caretaking responsibilities, medical condition, disability, refugee status etc

Scholarship Application:
This scholarship needs a separate external application.

Application Documents:

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


Important Dates & FAQ info:

Date Additional Details
Application final end date Not Available
Contact email hhpscholarship@maastrichtuniversitynl
Phone number +31 43 388 5388


Scholarship Eligibility

  • Applicants must hold a bachelor degree
  • GRE/GMAT – GMAT with a minimum score of 550, with an Analytical Writing Assessment score of 40 or higher
  • Must hold nationality in a country outside the EU/EEA and meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for the Netherlands
  • Must have applied for admission to a full-time Master’s programme at Maastricht University
  • Must have never participated in a degree-seeking higher education programme, a primary education programme, or secondary education programme in the Netherlands Students who completed exchange programmes in the Netherlands are welcome to apply
  • Must not be over 35 years of age
  • Must have obtained excellent results during prior education programmes, as demonstrated by the latest grade transcript or certified by academic excellence
  • If several applicants are equally qualified, the University will give preference to applicants whose academic transcript or certified letter of academic excellence demonstrates that they are among the top 5% of the 2021/22 scholarship programme applicants

Special Restrictions:
No Special Restriction applicable

Exams Details:

Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
TOEFL Required (minimum score 90)
IELTS Required (minimum score 65)
GRE Required
GMAT Required (minimum score 550)
12 Required
UG Required


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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?
12th degree is required for applicants to be eligible for this scholarship.
What is the procedure for applying?
This scholarship needs a separate external application.

What are the documents required for filling the forms?
LOR Required
CV Required
What is the duration of the Scholarship?
One Time