31 January 2020.



(Partially Funded)


Utrecht Excellence Scholarships at Utrecht University 2020.

Utrecht University is one of Europe’s leading research universities. It is recognized internationally for its high-quality, innovative approach to research and teaching.

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As an international student, you’ll be in good company at Utrecht University. Every year, approximately 1,500 international students come to the university to take English-taught Masters programs .
Number of Scholarships: 20-25 scholarships will be available for 2020-2021, distributed across the 6 Graduate Schools.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Global Criminology.
  • Social, Health and Organizational Psychology.
  • Applied Cognitive Psychology.
  • Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
  • Clinical Psychology.
  • Neuropsychology.
  • Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioral, Biomedical and Social Sciences.
  • Social and health Psychology.
  • Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
  • Comparative Literary Studies.
  • Gender Studies.
  • Linguistics.
  • Media, Art and Performance Studies.
  • Musicology.
  • Art History.
  • History.
  • Mathematical Sciences.
  • Philosophy.
  • Development and Socialization in Childhood and Adolescence.
  • Legal Research.
  • Social and Health Psychology.
  • Sociology and Social Research.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

The scholarship is awarded for the duration of the degree program, which is one or two years.

  • (The scholarship will only be renewed for the second year if the student is making satisfactory progress).

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Belong to the top 10% of your graduating class.
  • Not hold an European Union passport and not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans.
  • Have completed your secondary school and/or Bachelor degree outside the Netherlands.
  • Have applied for an international master’s program with a start date of 1 September, 2020.
  • Be able to comply with the conditions to obtain a Dutch visa/residence permit.
  • Failure to meet one or more of these criteria automatically means the student is not eligible for this scholarship.

Selection criteria: Eligible candidates are selected for a scholarship on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. Academic excellence and promise in the proposed field of study;
  2. The academic quality and results of preceding qualifications, as evidenced by proof of belonging to the top 10% of the class, grades, test scores, a writing sample, letters of recommendation;
  3. The quality and relevance of the motivation letter for the Master’s programme (academic content, intercultural and communication skills, personal motivation);
  4. The quality of the application for the Master’s programme itself (completeness, accuracy, consistency).

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

The Utrecht Excellence scholarship can be awarded as:

  • Tuition fees  OR
  • Tuition fees plus 11.000 euro living expenses

How to Apply

First Step: Submit an application first for a Master’s program; if you do not do this first, your scholarship application will simply be deleted.

Follow the next steps to submit a complete application for the chosen Master program:

  • Check the entry requirements for this Master’s program.
  • Apply in a timely manner, preferably well before the deadline; see ‘When to apply’ according to the chosen master program.
  • Download the instructions for applying for the master program.
  • Go to Studielink and complete the online application.
  • You will receive an email with login details for OSIRIS Online Application, where you can upload the required documents. In OSIRIS Online Application you can also check the status of your application.
  • Pay the application fee.

Second Step: After submitting an application for the Master’s program, you will have the option to submit an application for a Utrecht Excellence Scholarship from 1 November.

  • Please note that if the Master program deadline is after the scholarship deadline, you will have to submit your Master program application before the scholarship deadline to be considered for the scholarship.

Third Step:After submitting an application for a Master’s program, you can go to Osiris Online Application.

  • Log in with your Osiris username and password.
  • Click on the link ‘New application’.
  • Answer the Utrecht Excellence scholarship questions and upload the requested document(s).

Fourth Step: You will need to upload the following document:

  • Proof of belonging to the top 10% of your graduating class (an official document issued by your university that proves you are among the top 10% of your graduating class).
  • Submit your application.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Nourhan Shahin/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Eman Morsy /Egypt
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MARJ3 Scholarships team