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.
Please find more information and general requirements of the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship here.
In addition to the general requirements, the Graduate School of Communication requires you to apply for and be unconditionally accepted to our one or two-year (Research) Master's programme. Therefore we advise you to apply for the AMS and programme simultaneously. Make sure that you also have applied for the programme before 15 January 2018. You need to submit your application for the programme online. The application for the scholarship has to be sent via postal mail.
The AMS is targeted at exceptional talented and motivated students with a non-European Economic Area (EEA) nationality. Therefore the selection procedure will strongly focus on academic performance. Please note that belonging to the top 10% of your class and having an overall GPA of at least 8 (scale 1-10) is required. Unfortunately, due to high competition, we cannot take your application into consideration if you cannot provide proof of your ranking. Also sufficient English language skills are a selection criteria. Requirements regarding English language level are*:
* English language test results may not be older than 2 years
Besides academic performance the AMS committee will also look at your affinity with research, your motivation and extracurricular activities.
As it can be concluded from the text above, the AMS has the same selection criteria as the Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (AES). Nonetheless a different selection procedure applies for the AMS. In contrast to the AES, candidates for the AMS are directly selected by the AMS committee. Also the selection is only amongst applicants from the Communication Science programme. The Graduate School of Communication can offer approximately 2 full AMS scholarships for the academic year 2018-2019.
The admissions committee will notify you early May if you have been awarded the scholarship.
You need to apply via postal mail before the specific application deadline. Please send your complete AMS application to:
The Graduate School of Communication
Admissions Office (C7.02)
Postbus 15796 1001 NG Amsterdam
A complete application consists of the following documents (sorted in this specific order, not stapled):
Please note that Amsterdam Merit Scholarships are awarded once a year to new Master's students that start in September. If you would like to be eligible for the AMS, make sure that you apply for the September semester.
15 January 2019