Netherlands: Maastricht University High Potential Masters scholarships 2012

Scholarship Name: Maastricht University High Potential scholarships

Brief description

The Maastricht University, Netherlands offer High Potential scholarships for international (non EU/EEA) students to study for Masters degree at the University 2012

Accepted Subject Areas?

Masters programmes offered at the University

About Scholarship

Maastricht University aims to further strengthen its position as a leading European university offering high-quality education with an international orientation. To this end, the university implements a pro-active recruitment policy for international students, in particular for the Master’s programmes. Scholarships are made available by the Maastricht University Scholarship Fund in order to encourage talented students from outside the EU/EEA to follow a Master’s programme at Maastricht University. One of these scholarships is the Maastricht University High Potential scholarship.

Scholarship Offered Since: Not Specified

By what Criteria is Selection Made?

Scholarship applicants must have obtained excellent results in their previous studies. This must be shown in the application file by including, for example, grade lists or reference letters. In case of equivalent qualification, preference will be given to applications, which show that the applicant is among the top 5%.

For the scholarship assessment, the Scholarship Committee takes all elements of the application into account, including the level of previous study programmes, academic excellence, motivation, status of the home institution, the connection with the prior study programme, future career plans and references.

Who is qualified to apply?

Applicants must be admissible for a master’s programme or graduate programme for professionals  at Maastricht University and must not be older than 35 years at the start of the academic year (1 September 2012). You may apply simultaneously for a master’s programme and this scholarship.

Applicants must come from a country outside the EU/EEA and meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for the Netherlands.

How Many Scholarship Positions are available? About 36 scholarship positions

What are the benefits?

  • Living expenses per month         € 900
  • Insurance            € 520
  • Visa Costs            € 600
  • Tuition fee          € 12.000

How long will sponsorship last?

The High Potential scholarship is awarded for the duration of the Master’s programme, with a maximum of 12 months. In case of a two-year Master’s programme, the Scholarship Committee will award the scholarship for a maximum of 24 months.

Eligible Countries

Non EU/EEA countries

To be taken at (country): Maastricht University Netherland

What time of year does Application Close?

Application deadline 1 March 2012

Offered annually? Yes

How can I Apply?

Students can download the application form here. Applications must be sent before the application deadline to the faculty contactperson of Maastricht University. On the section Application and Selection, you can find information about how to send in the application form.

How can I get more information?

If you need more Information about this scholarship, kindly visit the Scholarship Webpage

Sponsors

Maastricht University

Comments

  1. Femi says

    Hi afterschoolafrica. I find ur site very valuable for people interested in studying abroad on scholarships. I have a question i really need ur advice on. It’s concerning reference letters. As a scholarship seeker, one may want to apply for as much as 10 or 15 scholarship opportunities during an admission window but realised collecting reference letters for each and everyone of them may not be so easy. I would have suggested addressing referece letters as “To whom it may concern” but someone told me it reduces your chances of being awarded a scholarship. What do u suggest someone can do?

  2. Femi says

    Hi Afterschoolafrica, i find your website very valuable for thoese actively interested in studying outside the country on scholarships. I have a question to ask and it is concerning reference letters. As a scholarship seeker, one may need to apply for as much as 10, 15 scholarship opportunities. But a problem arises when one may need to submit reference letters addressed to each school for each application. Can an appplicant make use of reference letters addressed with a “To whom it may concern”. Someone once told me that letters addressed in such manner normally reduces one’s chances of being awarded a scholarship. What can one do? Need ur opinion.

    • says

      Hi Femi,
      It’s always better to make each Reference/recommendation letter for a specific application. You’ll have to get one unique letter for each submission for better chances from consideration.

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