The Amsterdam Merit Scholarship (AMS) 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 approximately five scholarships available for Humanities students.
*The TOEFL institution code for the University of Amsterdam is 9011. Students will need to enter this code on their answer sheets when sitting for the examination. If asked for a department code, please indicate none, or 99 (any department not listed).
**If you have taken a Cambridge Exam, please also include the secret code and Cambridge ID in your MyInfo application for verification purposes.
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: only 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.
To be able to apply for the AMS Scholarship, providing an English language score report is mandatory if you do not meet the above exemption requirement. Exemptions from the Examination Board are not accepted as proof of English proficiency in the scholarship application.
Please make sure you submit your Master's and scholarship application before 15 January. Late or incomplete applications for the AMS 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 Graduate School of Humanities will decide whether you will be pre-selected for an AMS. Candidates who are awarded an AMS scholarship will be contacted in the Spring.
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