The AMS is a scholarship that covers (a part of) the tuition fee for the studies. The budget of the AMS scholarship for the following academic year is determined by the central UvA office each year in October. The number of scholarships for Communication Science students is determined on the basis of the available budget and shared on this website.
NOVEMBER 2023 SCHOLARSHIP UPDATE: For the academic year 2024-2025, there is one AMS scholarship for a Bachelor's student, as well as one AMS scholarship for a (Research) Master’s student.
You have to apply via Studielink for the academic year 2024-2025 in the application period from 1 October 2023 to 15 January 2024. In the numerus fixus selection procedure, for which all students will take a test in either February or March 2024, you will need to be part of the 200 highest-scoring participants. If you are within this group and have a non-EEA nationality, you are eligible to apply for the AMS scholarship. Read the application instructions below for more details.
The scholarship consists of an amount equal to the tuition fee. Please note that the scholarship cannot be used as a (partial) tuition waiver. The applicant must still pay the full amount of tuition due, and can do this in instalments. Scholarship holders will also receive their grant in monthly instalments.
A scholarship granted for one academic year cannot be transferred to another academic year. Students who are granted an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship are required to assent to the conditions applying to the scholarship in writing before the scholarship will be remitted.
In order to be considered for the AMS scholarship you should:
Submit your application for the Bachelor's in Communication Science before 15 January in order to receive our questionnaire.
The selection procedure will strongly focus on academic performance and consists of five steps:
1. Apply to the Bachelor's programme before 15 January.
2. Fill out the questionnaire.
You will receive a questionnaire mid-April if you have a non-EEA nationality, have applied to the Bachelor’s programme per September 2024, and have ranked among the 200 highest-scoring participants in the numerus fixus selection procedure. In this questionnaire, you will be asked whether you want to apply for the AMS scholarship and you will be requested to write a brief explanation to support your candidacy.
3. Review and first selection.
After receiving the filled-in questionnaires, our AMS committee will review the applications of the students who meet the above-mentioned eligibility criteria. In your application, the committee will look at:
4. Invitation for AMS application
Based on these documents our committee will select the eight most outstanding candidates. These students are invited to submit a complete AMS application file. The complete application file consists of:
After receiving the complete application packages from the eight invited candidates, our selection committee will select the AMS recipient. The selection is only amongst applicants from the Communication Science programme. All top eight candidates will receive an email about the outcome in May.