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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 2020, there will be approximately 5 scholarships for 200 applicants (1:40 chance).

Please note that the information below applies to the academic year 2020-2021. Information on scholarships on offer to students enrolling in 2021-2022 will be added to this page as soon as possible. The online application form for our scholarships will be available per 1 November.

Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (AES)

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 2020
  • 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.

Amsterdam Merit Scholarship (AMS)

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 2018-2019 the scholarship was € 25,000).
  • Deadline: 15 January 2020
  • 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.

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.

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: