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Research Master
Urban Studies


On this webpage students can find information about scholarships available at the Graduate School of Social Sciences, the University of Amsterdam, and through the Nuffic Grantfinder. Please note that all information on scholarships, including deadlines, is subject to change.

Amsterdam Merit Scholarship (AMS)

The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world's brightest students to its international classrooms. As from September 2007, outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (AES)

In 2014, a new prestigious scholarship programme was launched, targeting exceptionally talented Master’s students from outside Europe. The AES is a full scholarship of €25,000 (covering tuition and living expenses) for one academic year with the possibility of extension for a second year (for two-year Master’s programmes).

Country specific scholarships 

The Graduate School of Social Sciences provides 3 Orange Tulip Scholarships through the NESO offices in Brazil, Indonesia and Russia. The scholarship equals the tuition fee.

For more information check the NESO websites or the Nuffic website in the Netherlands.

Succesful candidates are fully accepted in the master programme of their choice, and apply both at the NESO office and through the online application form below 15 January 2020 23:59 CET the latest.

Please note that the NESO might have a different deadline.

Other scholarships

Other scholarships, grants or loans may be available to students from particular countries. To see more information about external scholarships, please check the links below or consult the study abroad office in your country of residence.

The GSSS does not offer or administer other scholarships than the ones mentioned here above. There are however many funds and foundations that may be available to our students from particular countries. Students can consult the study abroad office of their home or previous university or the Dutch Embassy in their country of residence.

Students are also advised to consult:

Deadlines for application for other scholarships

If you wish to apply for a scholarship other than above, please keep in mind the deadlines for application to a programme.

Students who are applying for a scholarship and therefore need early notification of admission, are advised to apply at least 3 months before the desired date of notification, and before applying for the scholarship itself. Please indicate with your application the date by which you need to receive notification. Timely handling will be aimed for, but cannot be guaranteed.

Scholarships for Student Representatives - Bestuursbeurzen

GSSS students that are members of a programme committee (opleidingscommissie) or another official student representative body (not including SAP, which has its own arrangements), such as the Facultaire Studentenraad can apply for a bestuursbeurs (scholarship for student representatives).