University of Amsterdam Merit Scholarship 2023

The University of Amsterdam Merit Scholarship is now open and in this article, we will explain in detail about this scholarship, its benefits and the step-by-step application process.

The University of Amsterdam Merit Scholarship 2023-2024 is open to international students for study. Depending on the course, the University of Amsterdam can vary between €2,000 and €25,000. The University of Amsterdam receives high marks in various world university rankings. It is ranked among the top 10 universities in Europe (US News) and the top 65 in the world (QS ranking).

Students benefit from excellent educational opportunities, with many options for pursuing studies within or across disciplines, from bachelor’s degrees to doctoral degrees and beyond. Teaching and research are closely related to the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs at The University of Amsterdam.

The University of Amsterdam is a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and of Universitas 21, a global network of research universities. It is also an active partner in many EU initiatives with other universities and research institutions.

Amsterdam was ranked 12th out of 200 cities worldwide in Mercer’s 2018 Quality of Living Survey. In the pan-European “International Student Barometer”, 96% of students surveyed felt secure and 97% declared that Amsterdam is “the place to be”. More than 7,000 international graduates and exchange students from 100 countries are currently enrolled at the UvA. They are well supported by The University of Amsterdam staff and fellow students during their stay in Amsterdam. The University of Amsterdam helps with practical things like opening a bank account, applying for a visa and finding a place to live.

Scholarship Summary

  • Level of Study: Masters
  • Institution(s): University of Amsterdam
  • Study in: Netherlands
  • Program Period: Depends upon selected course.
  • Deadline: January – May (Annually). Click on the course below to check its deadline.

Courses Offered

Eligible Masters Degree program offered by the following Faculties:

Scholarship Benefits

Amsterdam Merit Scholarship provides the recipient with the following benefits:

Depending on the faculty, the scholarship can vary between €2,000 – €25,000.  The Amsterdam Merit Scholarship can sometimes be supplemented with the Holland Government Scholarship, of which the University of Amsterdam is a participating member.

Eligibility Criteria for University of Amsterdam Merit Scholarship

To qualify for Amsterdam Merit Scholarship, candidate must fulfill all of the following requirements below:

  • Required Languages: English
  • Eligible Countries: All International students who are not from the EU are eligible.
  • Students who  have applied for a degree program at the University of Amsterdam may submit an application for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.
  • Please read the specific eligibility criteria of each faculty (links to faculty pages found above).

How to apply

Basic instructions to follow in applying for this scholarship:

(1) Applications should be submitted to the Admissions Offices of the Graduate Schools.

(2) Deadlines for the AMS differ per Faculty or Graduate School.

(3) You can find the specific eligibility requirements, selection criteria and application instructions on the Faculty or Graduate School websites.


To know more about Amsterdam Merit Scholarship, please visit the official websites:

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