The Graduate School of Communication aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship (AMS). The AMS is a scholarship that covers (a part of) the tuition fee. Every academic year the Graduate School of Communication can offer approximately 2 full AMS scholarships.
To be considered for the AMS, the Graduate School of Communication requires you to apply for our (Research) Master's programme before 1 January and to be admitted unconditionally before applying for the AMS scholarship. Therefore, make sure that you also have applied for the programme before 1 January by following the steps on our webpage.
The AMS is reserved for exceptionally talented and motivated students with a non-European Economic Area (EEA) nationality. The scholarship is only available for students starting their Master’s programme or Research Master’s programme in communication science in September. Students starting their preparatory programme in September are not eligible. The AMS requirements are:
* English language test results may not be older than 2 years
Unfortunately, due to high competition, we cannot take you into consideration as a candidate if you cannot provide proof of your ranking or if you do not meet the English proficiency requirements yet.
The selection procedure will strongly focus on academic performance and consists of five steps:
1. Apply to the (research) Master’s programme before 1 January
2. Fill out a questionnaire before 22 January
On 15 January our admission officer will send a questionnaire to every student with a non-EEA nationality admitted to the (Research) Master’s programme per September of the relevant year. 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 22 January our AMS committee will review the applications of the students who meet the abovementioned eligibility criteria. In your applications the committee will look at:
4. Invitation for AMS application Based upon these documents our committee will select the eight most outstanding candidates from outside of the EEA. 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 recipients. The selection is only amongst applicants from the Communication Science programme. Candidates will receive an email about the outcome in March.
Make sure to submit your Master application before 1 January in order to receive our questionnaire. Make sure you have all the required AMS documents (as written above) before 31 January.