The Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (AES) is a full scholarship. Scholarship recipients become part of a select community, taking part, for example, in extracurricular activities developed especially for them.
The scholarship is highly competitive: there are one to two scholarships available for Humanities students (1:25 chance).
The Graduate School of Humanities only accepts English language score reports from tests taken within the past two years.
Exempt from providing an English language score report are: students who have completed their Bachelor's in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada (with the exception of Quebec), Australia or New Zealand or a Bachelor's in English Language and Culture at a Dutch university.
If you are applying for the AES Scholarship and you do not meet the exemption criteria mentioned above, an English language test is mandatory. Exemptions from the Examination Board are not accepted as proof of English proficiency for the scholarship application.
Please note: you can only receive this scholarship if you meet the entry requirements – including the English language requirements – for the Master's programme you are looking to do.
Please make sure you submit your scholarship application before 15 January. Late or incomplete applications for the AES scholarship will not be considered.
You will need to upload a scholarship application parallel to your Master's application. The Master's application and the scholarship application will be reviewed by different selection committees. Submit your scholarship application and Master's application by completing the following steps:
The selection committee of the Faculty of Humanities will decide whether you will be pre-selected for an AES and nominated to the AES UvA selection committee. Candidates who are awarded an AES scholarship will be contacted in the Spring.
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