Maastricht University Holland-High Potential scholarship-MSc in Biomedical Sciences Ongoing

Awarded By: Maastricht University in Netherlands
Updated on Mar 20, 2024
Rekha Madi
Rekha Madi
University Research Analyst
Course: Masters
Deadline: Feb 1, 2024
Amount: EURO 30000

Scholarship Overview

The Scholarship programme consists of both the High Potential Scholarship (funded by the Maastricht University Scholarship Fund), and the NL 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 programme in the Netherlands.

Applicable course, university, and country

  • Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences


Scholarship amount details

Scholarships of € 30,000 (including tuition fee waiver and monthly stipend) each academic year.

Conversion rate used: 1 Euro = Rs. 91.0 (last updated 7th December 2023).

Scholarship amount will be given: Yearly

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, United Kingdomraine, South Africa, 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, 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 (CV) should be up-to-date, containing relevant information about education and (job) experience, and not longer than 2 A4 pages
  • Letter of Recommendation:
    • The contact details of the referee
    • Ensure the referee’s relationship to the applicant is indicated (eg, professor, thesis supervisor, employer)
    • Provide the telephone number of the referee with the applicable country calling code
    • Include the referee’s work email address (preferred)
  • Letter of Motivation:
    • Should be up-to-date, tailored specifically to this Scholarship program, and no longer than 1 A4 page
    • Argue why this scholarship is important, why the applicant should be selected, and describe the applicant’s role as an ambassador of Maastricht University during their scholarship period and in the upcoming years after finishing their studies at UM
  • Proof of Academic Excellence:
    • University transcript that explicitly states grade point average or class ranking for the entire study program; or,
    • A letter signed by the 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 program
    • Ensure the letter contains the contact details of the Head of Department or Registrar

Scholarship Application:
This scholarship needs a separate external application.

Application Documents:

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

Important Dates & FAQ info:

Info Date
Application Deadline 1 February 2024
Contact Email hhpscholarship@maastrichtuniversitynl
FAQ Link Not Available
Phone Number Not Available


Scholarship Eligibility

  • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant domain Relevant domains are: Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Technology, Health Sciences (Biology and Health), Life Sciences, (Veterinary) Medicine, University College (depending on courses followed, > 50% biology)
  • GRE with a minimum score of 144 in Verbal reasoning, 144 in Quantitative reasoning, and 30 in Analytical writing
  • Applicants must:
    • 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
    • Have applied for admission to a full-time Master’s program at Maastricht University
    • Have never participated in a degree-seeking higher education program, a primary education program, or secondary education program in the Netherlands Students who completed exchange programs in the Netherlands are welcome to apply
    • Not be over 35 years of age on 1 September 2021
    • Have obtained excellent results during prior education programs, 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 demonstrate that they are among the top 5% of the 2021/22 scholarship program applicants

Special Restrictions:
No Special Restriction applicable

Exams Details:

Exam Name Indicates if exam is required
TOEFL Required (minimum score 90)
IELTS Required (minimum score 65)
GRE Required (minimum score 288)
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?
The students must have completed their secondary education and bachelors degree from a recognized institution.

What is the procedure for applying?
This scholarship needs a separate external application.

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

What is the duration of the Scholarship?