Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships (AES) 2016


A prestigious new scholarship programme has recently been launched targeting exceptionally talented Master’s students from outside Europe. The Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships (AES) awards scholarships to exceptionally talented students from outside Europe to pursue eligible Master’s Programmes offered at the University of Amsterdam. Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship Notification 2016 has been announced.


Also See : Scholarships 2019


Number of Scholarships:

Up to 15 annually

Target group: Non-EU/EEA International Students

Scholarship: The AES is a full scholarship of €25,000 (covering tuition and living expenses) for one academic year with the possibility of extension for a second year for two-year Master’s programs


Students from any discipline who graduated in the top 10% of their class may apply

Selection is on the basis of academic excellence, ambition and the relevance of the selected Master’s programme to a student’s future career

Scholarship recipients become part of a select community, taking part, for example, in extracurricular activities developed specially for them


The AES application period runs from 01st November 2015 to 15 January 2016

The Graduate School of Social Sciences would like to invite potentially eligible Social Science students to apply for the AES scholarship

Are you an exceptionally talented student, are you from a non-EU/EEA country, do you meet the additional requirements and are you interested in applying for the AES-scholarship programme? Then please apply through our online form

How to Apply

You can submit your application by completing the following steps:

01. Submit your application for the Master programme of your choice
02. Receive your student number
03. Fill out and submit the application form for the Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (you will need your student number)

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Please note: The applications deadline is 15th January 2016

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