Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship

The Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship programme targeting exceptionally talented Master’s students from outside Europe. The AES is a full scholarship of €25,000 (covering tuition and living expenses) for one academic year with the possibility of extension for a second year (for two-year Master’s programmes).
√ Do you have excellent academic records and belong to the top 10% of your class;
√ Do you hold a non-EU/EEA passport and are you not eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans (Studiefinanciering);
√ Do you have a TOEFL (internet-based) overall score of 100 (with a minimum score of 22 in each of the different components), or an IELTS (academic) overall score of 7.0 (with at least 7.0 in each of the four components), or are you an English native speaker and/or was the diploma that qualifies you to enter higher education completely taught in English (this does not include the European Baccalaureate or French OIB (British or American version).
√ Have you been involved in extracurricular activities (such as participation in student commissions, international experience, sports or music at a high level or volunteer work)?
Do you meet the above requirements?

→No, unfortunately you cannot apply for the AES scholarship Fund. You might be able to apply for the AMS Scholarship Fund.
Then you might be able to apply for the Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship Fund. For more information about the application requirements and the selection criteria
see: Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship
Please mind that 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.
I confirm that I have read and understood the application requirements and selection criteria, and would like to apply for an AES Scholarship:

Please upload:
√ a letter of motivation (maximum 500 words) in which you explain the reasons for choosing the specific Master’s programme (broader context, relevance for future career);
√ a letter of recommendation by a dean, teacher or academic supervisor, in which he/she also confirms that you belong to the top 10% of your class
√ a description of your extracurricular activities such as participation in student commissions, international experience, sports or music at a high level or volunteer work;

How to apply?
AMC UVA applicants wishing to apply for an AMS scholarship should send an email with their letter of motivation, recommendation and CV to Ms. N.V. Blankendal at

When to apply?
Applications for an AMS scholarship for the Master’s program Medical Informatics should be submitted before, applications for the Medicine program should be submitted before January 15.

Only students who have been admitted to the Master’s program Medical Informatics or the program Medicine of the AMC UVA can be awarded a scholarship. Selection will take place in January/|February for the Master’s Medical Informatics. Applicants will be notified before April 15.