International Students Scholarships at Maastricht University
Every year, Maastricht University offers scholarships to international students. Currently, Maastricht University is calling on outstanding students to apply to the Holland-High Potential Scholarship Program for 2021/2022 academic session. If by chance you wish to enroll for a Master’s program, this opportunity is for you.
Most students’ dream is to study abroad in one of the Top ranked universities in the world. An important reason for this dream is to expand their horizons. However, one major challenge student’s face is deciding which country to apply to.
In this article, you will know why Netherland is a good study location for you. Also, you will get to know about Holland-High Potential Scholarship, the benefits of this scholarship, application deadline, basic eligibility requirements, and how you can apply.
Table of Content
- Why you should study in Netherland
- About Maastricht University Scholarship
- Value Description/Benefits of Maastricht University Scholarship
- Application Deadline
- Eligibility and Selection Criteria for Maastricht University Scholarship
- Application Details/How to Apply
Why you should Study in Netherland
A major limitation for most international students studying or wishing to study abroad is the language barrier. But guess what? In Netherland, about 95% of the locals speak English. This, alone, makes living and studying in Netherland convenient for you.
Again, Dutch universities provide high quality educational studies. As a matter of fact, Dutch universities have a worldwide recognition for their facilities and courses which are of international standards.
With what I have said already, you will be thinking, ‘the tuition fee will be costly’. But here is the best part. Studying in Netherland is not as expensive as you think, especially when compared to other English-speaking countries. Here, higher education is subsidized by the Dutch government.
There are a lot more reasons to make you consider studying in Netherland, but I believe these few reasons are enough to help you make a good decision.
About Maastricht University Scholarship Program
This scholarship program comprises of the High Potential Scholarship, which is financed by the Maastricht University Scholarship Fund, and the Holland Scholarship, which is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education, culture and Science. The Maastricht Scholarship scheme is designed for international students who are nationals of countries outside the EU/EEA, who intend to enroll in a full time Master’s degree program.
The duration of the scholarship is 13 months for a one-year Master’s program, and 25 months for a two year Master’s program. Annually, the Maastricht University Holland High Potential Scholarships offer 24 full scholarships.
Value Description of Maastricht University Scholarship
There are a lot of juicy benefits. The scholarship covers all student-related expenses, including living expenses, health and liability insurance, visa application costs, tuition fees and pre-academic training costs.
- Living expenses (€11,400 for 13 months, €22,800 for 25 months)
- Health and Liability insurance (worth €700)
- Visa application costs (€174)
- Tuition fee (Tuition fees depend on you study program: €13,800, €15,500 or €16,800)
Eligibility and Selection Criteria for Maastricht University Scholarship
To be considered for this award, you must meet the basic eligibility requirements of the scholarship:
- A national of a country outside the EU/EEA.
- Have met all requirements to obtain an entry visa and residence permit for Netherland.
- Not a holder of dual nationality from an EU/EEA country.
- Have enrolled in a full-time Master’s Program at Maastricht University for 2021/22 academic session.
- Have met the specific admission requirements of the Master’s Program you applied to at UM.
- Not above 35 years of age by 1 September 2021.
Not all Master’s programs are participating in this scholarship. You can get the full list of eligible Master’s programs here.
Application Deadline: For the Maastricht University Holland-High Potential Scholarship, the application deadline is 1 February 2021. You are advised to apply as soon as possible.
Application details for Maastricht University Scholarship
In every scholarship application, there are steps each applicant must take. For the Holland-High Potential Scholarship, you must first enroll in one of the participating Master’s Program at Maastricht University. Upon submitting your application through Studielink, you will receive a student ID number. This ID number is needed to complete and submit your Scholarship Application Form. Also, you will be required to fill the application form, and upload necessary documents. Note, your application will be submitted online.
For more information on how to apply and access to the application form, visit the official scholarship website.