Maastricht University Holland High Potential Scholarships for International Students

Brief description:

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 High Potential Scholarship consists of a High Potential Scholarship combined with a Holland Scholarship.

Host Institution(s):

Maastricht University, Netherlands

Field of study:

Any full-time UM master’s programme

Number of Awards:

Not specified.

Target group:

International students from a country outside the EU/EEA.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarship covers living expenses (€10,500), insurance (€520), visa costs (€311), and tuition fee (€13,000 or €17,500).

The High Potential scholarship is awarded for the duration of the Master’s programme – 12 months in the case of a one-year master’s programme and 24 months in the case of a two-year master’s programme.


All candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • • You come from a country outside the EU/EEA and meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for the Netherlands.
  • • You are applying for a full-time master’s programme at Maastricht University.
  • • You meet the specific admission requirements of Maastricht University.
  • • You have never studied at an education institution in the Netherlands.
  • • You are not over 35 years of age at the start of the 2017/18 academic year.
  • • You obtained excellent results during your prior education programmes, as demonstrated by your latest grade transcript. If several applicants are equally qualified, the University will give preference to applicants whose transcript(s) demonstrate that they are among the top 5% of the 2017/18 scholarship programme applicants.

Application instructions:

To apply for the scholarship, you must register first for a Master’s Programme (MA) at Maastricht University.  Once you are accepted to your MA programme, you will receive a student ID number which you will use to login into MyUM. You must then fill out, print, sign, and scan the completed application form and submit this together with supporting documents in MyUM. The application deadline is  1 February 2017.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:

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