Utrecht Excellence Scholarship in the Netherlands for International Students

Utrecht Excellence Scholarship

Many international students from outside the European Economic Area have the chance to study for a Master’s degree at Utrecht University in a variety of subjects thanks to the Utrecht Excellence Scholarships in the Netherlands (UES).

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Utrecht Excellence Scholarship Summary

Host InstitutionUtrecht University in Netherlands
Number of AwardsNot specified
Target groupNon-EEA International Students (EEA = the EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway)
DeadlineProspective students who wish to be considered for the scholarship must apply before 1 February 2024, 23:59 CET, after which the application portal will be closed.
Utrecht Excellence Scholarship

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Level of study

The University offers Master’s programs in International Education that are eligible. Not all programs take part, therefore to find out if the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship is specified as a scholarship opportunity, visit here for Tuition fees and financial help.

Scholarship duration

The Utrecht Excellence scholarship can be awarded as tuition fees OR tuition fees plus the required income linked to a residence permit for study as set by the Immigration and Naturalisation Service, for one year.

The scholarship is awarded for the nominal duration of the program and can be renewed for the second year of a two-year master’s program.


You have to fulfill the following requirements to be qualified for a Utrecht Excellence Scholarship:

  • You have to be in the top ten percent of your class at graduation.
  • You must not be ineligible for funding through the Dutch student grant and loan program, nor possess an EU or EEA passport.
  • You have to have finished your bachelor’s degree or secondary education abroad in the Netherlands.
  • Your application needs to have been submitted for a master’s program abroad that meets the requirements and starts on September 1, 2024.

Application instructions

Non-EU/EEA students may apply for one Utrecht Excellence Scholarship starting on November 1, 2023, after submitting an application (or applications) for a Master’s course qualified for UES before the deadline. The UES application(s) will be visible on the dashboard of your OSIRIS Online Application account.

To be eligible for the scholarship, prospective students must submit their applications by February 1, 2024, at 23:59 CET. After that date, the application system will close.

It’s crucial to visit the official website (link provided below) to get comprehensive instructions on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Website

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