Fully-funded Maastricht University NL-High Potential scholarship 2024

The Maastricht University (UM) is pleased offer its NL-High Potential Scholarship programme of 24 full scholarships of € 30,000 (including tuition fee waiver and monthly stipend) each academic year for highly talented students from outside the European Union (EU) who have been admitted to a master’s programme at UM.

The Scholarship programme consists of both the High Potential Scholarship (funded by the Maastricht University Scholarship Fund), and the NL Scholarship, which is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in conjunction with Dutch universities and universities of applied sciences.


  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): Maastricht University Scholarship Fund
  • Host Institution(s): Maastricht University (UM), Netherland
  • Funding Amount: Fully-funded
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Study Level: Masters
  • Nationality: International Students

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Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Fully-funded Maastricht University NL-High Potential scholarship, applicants must fulfil the following:

  • You hold nationality in a country outside the EU/EEA, Switzerland or Surinam and meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for the Netherlands.
  • You do not hold a double nationality from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland.
  • You have applied for admission to a participating full-time master programme at Maastricht University (participating programmes) for the 2024-2025 academic year.
  • You meet the specific admission requirements of the UM master programme to which you have applied.
  • You have never participated in a degree-seeking higher education programme in the Netherlands. Students who have completed exchange programmes in the Netherlands are welcome to apply.
  • You are not older than 35 years of age on 1 September 2024.
  • You have obtained excellent results during your prior education programmes, as demonstrated by your latest grade transcript or certified by academic excellence. If several applicants are equally qualified, UM will give preference to applicants whose academic transcript or certified letter of academic excellence demonstrate that they are among the top 5% of the 2024-2025 scholarship programme applicants.

Scholarship Benefits

Successful applicants for the Fully-funded Maastricht University NL-High Potential scholarship will receive the following benefits:

  • Living expenses
  • Health & liability insurance
  • Visa application costs
  • Tuition fees
  • Pre-Academic Training costs
  • International Student Ambassador Programme (ISAP)

See Also: Lakehead University International Scholarships and Awards 2024-2025

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: To apply for the Fully-funded Maastricht University NL-High Potential scholarship, candidates should follow these steps:

Step 1: Register for one of the participating master programmes at UM (participating programmes)

Step 2: Please fill in the application form, you need to log in with your UM account

Upload the following documents in .doc, .docx or PDF format, and submit your application:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of motivation
  • Proof of academic excellence
  • Personal statement of financial needs
  • A reference letters
  • The contact details of one referee

Application Deadline: Annually

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