Scholarships and loans
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. For that reason, it has established several scholarship programmes specifically designed to offer talented and motivated international students the opportunity to pursue a degree at the UvA.
You can apply for various scholarships to cover your studies at the UvA. The Amsterdam Merit Scholarship is one such example. In September 2014, the Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship has been launched, targeting exceptionally talented Master’s students from outside Europe.
In addition to the scholarships mentioned above, other forms of financial support for studying in the Netherlands are available to exceptional students. In some cases, students may make use of the Dutch government’s system of student grants and loans (studiefinanciering).