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The University of Amsterdam Economics and Business Talent Fund, Netherlands 2024

Application is now open for the University of Amsterdam Economics and Business Talent Fund. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About the University of Amsterdam and Scholarship

Universiteit van Amsterdam, also known as the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is a public research university situated in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is the fourth-oldest academic institution currently in existence in the Netherlands, having been founded by city authorities in 1632.

A new scholarship initiative for Master’s applicants who have financial need is the Amsterdam Economics and Business Talent Fund. Very exceptional non-EU students who need financial assistance might apply for one of the fund’s few full scholarships. The school encourages exceptional students from low-income economies who lack financial resources and work toward diversity through the scholarship program.


Details about the University of Amsterdam Economics and Business Talent Fund:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Scholarship Value: Unknown

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Masters

Host Institution(s): University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Eligibility Criteria for the University of Amsterdam Economics and Business Talent Fund

Candidates are advised to meet the following conditions to be eligible for the University of Amsterdam Economics and Business Talent Fund:

  • Possess exclusively non-EU citizenship
  • Lack of the resources to pay for an MSc study
  • Attain outstanding academic standing, ranking in the upper quartile.
  • Not be eligible for a Dutch student loan or grant
  • Not be awarded a full scholarship covering the same course of study as the scholarship.
  • Submitted a completed application by January 15th to one of the MSc programs in Business and Economics
  • Possess the ability to abide by the Dutch Immigration Service’s (IND) guidelines on Dutch visas.
  • Send in a completed application by January 15th, together with the documentation listed in the sections on the application process and selection criteria.

Selection Criteria

Scholarship recipients are chosen based on their financial status, academic standing, and potential in their field. This implies that your application will be evaluated alongside those of other applicants for the scholarships that are offered. You have to supply:

  • Proof of a superior GPA of at least 3.7 (USA) or first-class honors (UK) in the Cum Laude (Dutch system).
  • In a letter of motivation, explain in no more than 300 words why you should be awarded the scholarship and how it will benefit your finances.
  • Details on your financial status, to demonstrate your need for money. The most recent income tax statement(s) for both parents or guardians or three recent wage slips with gross income shown are required as proof of family income. Add any English-language documents of additional income, such as pensions or benefits.
  • Proof of fluency in English, if applicable
  • TOEFL IBT: overall score of 100 (minimum score of 22 in each component, higher subscores give you an advantage);
  • IELTS: overall score of 7.0
  • Cambridge Assessment English: Certificate in Advanced English: 190 points overall
  • GMAT/GRE** exam (if applicable) with a minimum of the program’s anticipated results; refer to the program’s admissions and application information. Having a high score offers you an edge.

*If you hold a secondary school certificate from a school in Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, or the United States, you are not required to take the English exam. View all exemptions on the webpage for the program.

** According to mutual agreements between these universities or if the exam is not required for entrance to an MSc program (UvA Economics and Business students, MPQ, etc.), you may be excused from the GMAT and GRE.

Application Procedure for University of Amsterdam Economics and Business Talent Fund

Apply for the MSc program through Studielink and the online application form (Embark). Additionally, kindly upload the following files to Embark’s scholarship section:

  1. A recommendation letter from an academic supervisor, dean, or instructor attesting to the fact that you rank in the top 10% of your class or year
  2. An explanation of the scholarships’ financial necessity, is provided by the institution or another source (further details can be sought after application).
  • A 300-word motivation letter that explains:
  • What makes you worthy of a scholarship? Explain your academic achievement and, if relevant, any other academic distinctions.
  • How this scholarship would assist financially, along with a statement attesting to the veracity and accuracy of the material presented

Please be aware that the school will only review your scholarship application if it is submitted before the deadline of January 15th.

For OnCampus students and students from UvA Economics and Business:

Kindly submit an Embark scholarship application. Later in October, the application will be available. The scholarship application deadline is January 15th.

The top applicants will go forward for selection. A particular exam is not necessary for the scholarship application if it is not required for the program application (UvA Economics and Business, OnCampus, etc.).

Further Questions?

Please contact the admission office through this form.

The Application Deadline is: 14 January 2024

Not interested in this particular scholarship? See other Netherlands scholarships here.