Maastricht University NL-High Potential Scholarship 2024

Deadline: 1st of February, 2024

Are you interested in a master’s program in the Netherlands that is completely funded? Applying for the Maastricht University (UM) NL-High Potential Scholarship Program 2024 is now possible. Applicants from outside the EU/EEA who want to enroll in a full-time master’s degree at Maastricht University in the Netherlands may apply for this fully financed opportunity.

Every academic year, Maastricht University (UM) awards 24 full scholarships worth €30,000 (which include a monthly stipend and a remission of tuition fees) to exceptionally brilliant non-EU students who have been accepted into UM’s master’s program.

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


The benefits for Maastricht University (UM) Holland-High Potential Scholarship are:

  • Living expenses € 12,350 (13 months) or € 23,750 (25 months)
  • Health & liability insurance
  • Visa application costs
  • Tuition fees
  • Pre-Academic Training costs


To be eligible for Maastricht University NL-High Potential Scholarship, applicants are expected to meet the following conditions:

  • Applicants 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.
  • You have applied for admission to a participating full-time master programme at Maastricht University 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.


To be considered for Maastricht University (UM) Holland-High Potential Scholarship, applicants should adhere to the following steps:

Step 1: Register for one of the participating master programmes at UM
For further details on how to register for a master programme at UM, please see your prospective programme’s webpage. Once you have submitted your application via Studielink, you will receive a student ID number for UM. You will need a student number in order to complete and submit the Scholarship Application Form (see Step 2 below).

Step 2: Please fill in the application form, you need to log in with your UM account
Please use this link to fill out the application form. Applications are accepted only via the application form.

Click here to apply 

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