1 February 2020.

University application deadline: 1 May 2019.



(Partially Funded)


UFL Elisabeth Strouven Scholarship.

The Elisabeth Strouven Fund has provided financial support to organisations and associations in and around Maastricht for more than 50 years.

This support has aided various initiatives designed to improve society. In addition to support of social and community projects, the fund also supports cultural initiatives and in 2017 they added a third initiative which supports nature conservation and nature development projects.

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The Master in Global Health is an innovative, one-year English-language program that addresses the complex relationships between health, healthcare, technology, international business, economic development, politics, the socio cultural environment and management on a global scale.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Master in Global Health.

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Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

13 Months.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The Elisabeth Strouven scholarship is open to talented young students registered for the Master in Global Health at Maastricht University (September 2020).
  • You must be holding a passport from an emerging country in South America, Africa or Asia.
  • You must meet the requirements for obtaining a Dutch visa (MVV residence permit).
  • They especially encourage female candidates with a background in health sciences, healthcare policy, innovation and chronic care, to apply for this scholarship.

Candidates must meet all application requirements:

  1. You have a relevant bachelor’s degree from a non-EEA university (note: in this case, you always need to pass a GRE-test), or you have a relevant university master’s degree. (Obtained before 1 September 2020).
  2. English Language Requirement: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University. Required scores are:
    • Academic IELTS (6.5).
    • TOEFL Paper-based test (575).
    • TOEFL Internet test (90).
    • TOEIC listening and reading (720) and speaking and writing (310).
    • Cambridge [Advanced (CAE) Grade C (scale 180-184), First Certificate in English (FCE) Grade A (scale 180-184), First Certificate in English (FCE) Grade B (scale 176-179)] or similar accredited certification.
  3. GRE test: Some candidates need to pass a GRE test. The GRE is a standardized test. The exam aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills. Required scores are:
    Verbal reasoning: 144, Quantitative reasoning: 144, Analytical writing: 3.0.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

The € 30,000 scholarship is a contribution towards your costs of living, the costs of tuition fees, visas and insurance for a maximum period of 13 months.

  • Pre-Academic Training: € 695.
  • Tuition fee contribution: € 17,500.
  • Living expenses per month with a maximum of 13 months: € 875.
  • Insurance, max. 13 months: € 710.
  • Visa costs: € 171.

These amounts are subject to change for each academic year.

How to Apply

To apply for the scholarship, you need to apply for admissions to the Master in Global Health at Maastricht University. Once applicants have submitted their application via Studielink, they will receive a student ID number. This number is essential in order to complete and submit the Scholarship Application Form.

First Step:

Applying via Studielink
You can register for a study program via Studielink. In Studielink, you will have to indicate which program you would like to register for (Global Health). After registration in Studielink, you should directly upload your documents.

If you are registered in a Dutch municipality, you can only register using your DigiD. If you do not yet have a DigiD, you will need to request one. If you do not (yet) live in the Netherlands, you still register via Studielink, but you will not be able to use DigiD. Instead, you create a Studielink account yourself and UM will check your personal details.

Register directly via Studielink

Second Step:

After you have registered in Studielink, you will receive an email from UM within 24 hours. This email contains your personal student number and a password. You can use this information to access the MyUM portal, the intranet of UM. 

In order to complete your registration, you need to upload several documents via MyUM as soon as possible, at least before the application deadline.

Please note:  If you accidentally upload a wrong document in the MyUM portal, you can no longer remove it from your digital file. However, you can still upload the right document, but this does not replace the incorrect one. UM judges which documents are right.

Required documents:

  • A recent passport picture: the passport picture must satisfy certain requirements:
    1. The picture is recent.
    2. Your head is not covered so no hats.
    3. Your face is completely visible.
    4. Your head fills the picture as much as possible.
    5. The picture is not rotated.
    6. The sizes is at least 85 x 113 pixels.
    7. The file format is JPEG or JPG.
    8. The picture may be in color or black and white.
  • A copy of your valid, on 1 September 2020, passport: make a copy of the page with your personal details. Save this copy as ‘passport copy’ and not as ‘passport picture’.
  • A copy of your most recent certified grades transcript and a copy of your certified diploma if you have obtained it. If you have not graduated yet, you can upload your official grades transcript from your bachelor program.

Additional required documents:

  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Copy of your language test with sufficient results
  • GRE score report.

Please note:

  • Only complete applications will be reviewed.
  • All documents should be in English, Dutch or German. If your diploma is in a different language, than a certified translation is required.

Third Step:

Message about admission
Based on the documents you have submitted and the admission procedure for your chosen program, the UM decides on whether to admit you. Once UM has made a decision on your admissibility, you will be informed about this by email.

Fourth Step:

Applicants are required to complete the scholarship application form and send it to Ms. Lori Mees at Together with the required documents.

Scholarships candidates will be ranked according to educational degree of excellence and experiences. The board of The Elisabeth Strouven Foundation will make the final decision. Applicants will be notified of the decision in writing.

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