Maastricht University Holland High Potential Scholarships

Maastricht University Holland High Potential Scholarships for International Students


The Maastricht University (UM) Holland-High Potential Scholarship programme offers 24 full scholarships of €30.000 (including tuition fee waiver and a 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 Holland High Potential Scholarship consists of a High Potential Scholarship combined with a Holland Scholarship.

It is Maastricht University’s (UM) mission to offer students from all over the world the opportunity to develop into active, globally oriented thinkers that are ready to make a positive contribution to their societies.

Maastricht University Holland High Potential Scholarships 2023-2024 Brief Description

  • Host Institution(s): Maastricht University, Netherlands
  • Field of study: List of participating Master’s programmes under this scholarship programme. The updated list will be available on the official website shortly.
  • Number of Awards: 24
  • Target group: International students from a country outside the EU/EEA.

Maastricht University Holland Scholarship Value/inclusions

The scholarship covers living expenses (€12,350 – 13 months; €23,750 – 25 months), health and liability insurance (€700), visa application costs (€207), tuition fee (at cost), and pre-academic training costs.

The High Potential scholarship is awarded for the duration of the Master’s programme – 13 months for a one-year master’s programme and 25 months for a two-year master’s programme.

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Maastricht University Holland High Potential Scholarships Eligibility

All candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. You hold nationality in a country outside the EU/EEA and meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for the Netherlands.
  2. You do not hold a double nationality from an EU/EEA country.
  3. You have applied for admission to a full-time Master’s programme at Maastricht University for the 2023-2024 academic year
  4. You meet the specific admission requirements of the UM Master’s programme to which you have applied.
  5. You have never participated in a degree-seeking higher education programme, a primary education programme, or secondary education programme in the Netherlands. Students who completed exchange programmes in the Netherlands are welcome to apply.
  6. You are not over 35 years of age on 1 September 2023.
  7. 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, we will give preference to applicants whose academic transcript or certified letter of academic excellence demonstrates that they are among the top 5% of the 2023/24 scholarship programme applicants.

Application Instructions

To apply for the Maastricht University Holland scholarship, you must first register for one of the participating Master’s Programme (MA) at Maastricht University. Once you have submitted your application via Studielink, you will receive a student ID number which you will need in order to complete and submit the Scholarship Application Form. You must then fill in the application form, upload the required documents, and submit your application online.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is 1 February 2023.

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It is important to visit the official website link by clicking here to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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