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Scholarships

Graduate School of Humanities

The Graduate School of Humanities offers two different scholarships for talented students from outside the EU/EEA. In the coming year there will be approximately 5 scholarships for 200 applicants (1:40 chance).

Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (AES)

It is no longer possible to apply for the AES scholarship for the academic year 2019-2020, the deadline of 15 January has passed. The information about scholarships for the academic year 2020-2021 will appear in the autumn of 2019.

For: Exceptionally talented Master's students from outside the EU/EEA who are applying for a Research Master's programme (2 years) or Dual Master's programme* (1.5 years). 

Amount: Full scholarship worth € 25,000 (covering tuition and living expenses).

Deadline: 15 January 2019

Min. GPA: 3.7 (USA), First class degree (UK), Cum laude (Dutch system)

For Research Master’s and Dual Master’s* programmes, there is the possibility of an extension for a second year, provided the recipient meets the criteria for continuation of the AES.

* Master's programmes with interviews as part of the selection procedure do not take part in the AES scholarship.

Requirements and application

Amsterdam Merit Scholarship (AMS)

It is no longer possible to apply for the AMS scholarship for the academic year 2019-2020, the deadline of 15 January has passed. The information about scholarships for the academic year 2020-2021 will appear in the autumn of 2019.

For: Outstanding Master's students from outside the EU/EEA who are applying for a one-year Master's programme

Amount: to be announced (indication: for the academic year 2017-2018 the scholarship was € 25,000).

Deadline: 15 January 2019

Min. GPA: 3.7 (USA), First class degree (UK), Cum laude (Dutch system)

* Only non-selective one-year Master's programmes take part in the AMS scholarship.

Requirements and application

Horizon Fund

For: Master's students already studying at the Graduate School of Humanities.

The Faculty of Humanities encourages students to travel abroad and receive international exposure for academic purposes during their studies. Master's students studying at the Graduate School of Humanities can apply for a grant from the Horizon fund to finance their travels.

Requirements and application

Other financial information

The Graduate School of Humanities does not offer or administer scholarships other than the AES and AMS. There are many other funds and foundations available. We recommend you consult your study abroad office, the Dutch Embassy in your country of residence and:

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