2022 Maastricht University Holland High Potential Scholarship for International Students

2022 Maastricht University Holland High Potential Scholarship for International Students
2022 Maastricht University Holland High Potential Scholarship for International Students


 The Maastricht University (UM) Holland-High Potential Scholarship programme offers 24 full scholarships of € 29,000 (including tuition fee waiver and monthly stipend) each academic year for highly talented students from outside the European Union (EU) who have been admitted to a master’s programme at UM.


The High Potential Scholarship is intended for excellent students from outside the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) who wish to do a master’s or a professional education programme at Maastricht University.


The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in conjunction with Dutch universities and universities of applied sciences.


Scholarship Summary

Host Country: Netherlands 

Study Abroad: Study in Europe 

Category: Postgraduate Scholarships | Masters Scholarships 

Eligible Countries: All Countries Except EU Countries 

Reward: € 29,000 | Tuition fee waiver | Monthly stipend

Deadline: February 1, 2022


Scholarship Details

Maastricht University (UM) is the most international university in the Netherlands and, with 18,000 students and 4,400 employees, is still growing.


The university stands out for its innovative education model, international character and multidisciplinary approach to research and education. Thanks to its high-quality research and study programmes as well as a strong focus on social engagement, UM has quickly built up a solid reputation.


Scholarship Requirements

All candidates must meet the following requirements:

All candidates for Maastricht University Holland High Potential must meet the following requirements:


You hold nationality in a country outside the EU/EEA, Switzerland or Surinam and meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for the Netherlands.

You do not hold a double nationality from an EU/EEA country.

You have applied for admission to a full-time Master’s programme at Maastricht University for the 2021-2022 academic year.

List of the UM master’s programmes participating in this scholarship programme.

You meet the specific admission requirements of the UM Master’s programme to which you have applied.

You have never participated in a degree-seeking higher education programme in the Netherlands. Students who have completed exchange programmes in the Netherlands are welcome to apply.

You are not older than 35 years of age on 1 September 2021.

You have obtained excellent results during your prior education programmes, as demonstrated by your latest grade transcript or certified by academic excellence. If several applicants are equally qualified, UM will give preference to applicants whose academic transcript or certified letter of academic excellence demonstrate that they are among the top 5% of the 2021-2022 scholarship programme applicants.


Scholarship Duration and Reward

Living expenses: € 11,400* (12 months) or € 22,800* (24 months)

Insurances: € 700

Visa costs: € 174

Tuition fees: € 13,800*; € 15,500* or € 16,800* depending on the tuition of your study programme

Pre-Academic Training Costs: At cost

Duration of Scholarship: 


13 months in the case of a one-year master’s programme

25 months in the case of a two-year master’s programme

Required Documents

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;


Curriculum Vitae

Letter of motivation

Proof of academic excellence

Personal statement of financial needs.

A reference letter

Method of Application

Interested and qualified applicants should apply using the link below


Register for a masterp rogramme via Studielink.nl

Fill out the application form You need to log in with your UM account

Deadline: February 1, 2022

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