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Information about scholarships for non-EU students, loans, and grants.

Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship

For highly talented prospective non-EU students  with an excellent academic record and involvement in extracurricular activities,  the University of Amsterdam offers the  Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (AES). If you belong to the top 10% of your class, have a high English proficiency test score and are involved in extracurricular activities, you can apply for the AES. The AES programme is highly selective and only awarded to candidates who have both been (provisionally) accepted for the Master’s programme and selected by the AES selection committee. The deadline for this scholarship is: 15 January 2019. 

Please ensure that you have checked the regulations for this scholarship and apply via our digital application form.

Amsterdam Merit Scholarship

The University of Amsterdam 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), which covers your full tuition fee + a €3,500 start-up allowance. A limited number of AMS scholarships is available for non-EEA students in the Master's programmes. Last year the top 8% of non-EEA MSc students were awarded an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship. The deadline for this scholarship is: 15 January 2019. 

Please ensure that you have checked the  regulations for this scholarship and apply via our  digital application form.

Orange Tulip Scholarship

Economics and Business also offers Orange Tulip Scholarship for non-EU Master's students in several countries. The scholarships are administered by the  Nuffic NESO in the countries below and covers your full tuition fee + a €3,500 start-up allowance. This year the Orange Tulip Scholarship is open for applicants with an Indonesian, Russian and South African nationality. The application to the scholarship is done via the Neso offices and the application to the programme via our Embark digital application form

The deadline for the scholarship and application to the programme is 15 January 2019. 

Other sources of financial aid

  • The Dutch Ministry of Education and Sciences offers scholarships covering costs of living expenses within the framework of cultural agreements between the Netherlands and other countries. Information is available from the Dutch embassy or consulate in your country or via Grantfinder and the Nuffic.
  • You can also contact the Ministry for Higher Education in your own country. There may be funds or foundations available for students planning to study abroad. Like the  Colfuturo Scholarship for students from Colombia. 

More information about financial aid

Student loans for Dutch/EU students

​In certain cases it is possible for Dutch/EU students to receive a monthly student loan from the Dutch government (via DUO). Check their website for further information.

DUO loans