The AES is a full scholarship (covering tuition and living expenses) for one academic year with the possibility of extension for a second year (for two-year Master’s programmes). The AES is highly selective: only applicants with excellent study results and motivation will be considered for the scholarship. The scholarship is funded by the University of Amsterdam. The information below applies to the 2019 - 2020 programme.
In 2014, a new prestigious scholarship programme was launched, targeting exceptionally talented Master’s students from outside Europe. 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 programmes).
Are you an exceptionally talented student, from a non-EU/EEA country, do you meet the requirements and are you interested in applying for the AES-scholarship programme? Then you're welcome to apply.
Please keep in mind that you must have been accepted to our (Research) Master's programme before you are entitled to the AES. We advise you to apply for the Research Master's programme before applying for the AES. The application for the scholarship and programme are two different submissions. You need to submit your application for the programme online. The application for the scholarship has to be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AES is a competitive scholarship allocated annually by the University of Amsterdam and focuses on exceptional talented and motivated students with a non-European Economic Area (EEA) nationality. Therefore the selection procedure will strongly focus on academic performance. Please note that you must belong to the top 10% of your class and have an overall GPA of at least 8 (scale 1-10) to be considerate for the scholarship. Also sufficient English language skills are a selection criterion. Requirements regarding English language level are*:
* English language test results may not be older than 2 years. Students who are native English speakers and have completed an English-taught university programme do not have to submit test results.
Besides academic performance, affinity with research, motivation and extracurricular activities are also part of the selection procedure.
The selection procedure for the AES consist of 2 phases:
You need to apply via e-mail before 15 January 2019. Please note that only complete applications will be taken into consideration, and only applicants who also submitted a full application file for admission to the Research Master’s programme (this is a separate application procedure, see here).
A complete application consists of the following documents:
The application deadline for the academic year 2019-2020 is 15 January 2019. However, we recommend students to apply as early as possible.