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2024 Utrecht Excellence Scholarships For International Students


The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship (UES) is a highly selective programme for talented international students who wish to study for a master’s degree at Utrecht University. This scholarship program lets very talented people from all over the world study certain subjects at Utrecht University.


The Utrecht Excellence scholarship can be awarded as:

  • the tuition fee, or

  • the tuition fee plus the income required for a period of one year linked to a residence permit for study as determined by the IND (Immigration and Naturalization Service).

  • The scholarship can be renewed for the second year of two-year master’s programmes.


To be considered for the for a Utrecht Excellence Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must belong to the top 10% of your graduating class.

  • You must not hold an EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support under the Dutch study grant and loan system.

  • You must have completed your secondary school and/or bachelor’s degree outside the Netherlands.

  • You must have applied for an international master’s programme with a start date of 1 September 2023. Not all program participate. Please check Master’s program > Tuition fees and financial support to see if the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship is mentioned as a scholarship opportunity.

Deadline: February 1, 2024

Click here for more details.


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