Scholarships 2021

The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship (UES) is a highly selective programme meant for talented international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA = the EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) who seek to pursue a Master’s degree at Utrecht University.
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.
In a 2-years Master’s programme the scholarship can be renewed for the second year.
    Programs and Levels of Study
Master’s programme
Study fields:
• Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies • Applied Cognitive Psychology • Applied Data Science • Applied Ethics • Applied Musicology • Art History • Artificial Intelligence • Arts and Society • Banking and Finance • Bio Inspired Innovation • Biofabrication • Bioinformatics and Biocomplexity • Biology of Disease • Business and Social Impact • Business Development and Entrepreneurship • Business Informatics • Cancer, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology • Climate Physics • Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology • Clinical Child, Family and Education Studies • Clinical Psychology • Comparative Literary Studies • Computing Science • Conflict Studies and Human Rights • Contemporary Theatre, Dance and Dramaturgy • Cultural Anthropology: Sociocultural Transformation • Cultural Anthropology: Sustainable Citizenship • Cultural History of Modern Europe • Development and Socialisation in Childhood and Adolescence • Drug Innovation • Duitse taal en cultuur: educatie en communicatie • Earth Structure and Dynamics • Earth Surface and Water • Earth, Life and Climate • Economic Policy • Educational Sciences • Educational Sciences: Learning in Interaction (Research) • Energy Science • Engelse taal en cultuur: educatie en communicatie • Environmental Biology • Epidemiology • Postgraduate • European Criminal Justice in a Global Context • European Governance • European Law • Experimental Physics • Film and Television Cultures • Financial Management • Franse taal en cultuur: educatie en communicatie • Game and Media • Technology • Gender Studies • Gender Studies (research) • Geographical Information • Management and Applications (GIMA) • Global Challenges for Sustainability • Global Criminology • Health and Environment • History • History and Philosophy of Science • History of Politics and Society • Human Computer Interaction • Human Geography • Infection and Immunity • Innovation Sciences • Intercultural Communication • Interculturele communicatie • International Development Studies • International Management • International Relations in Historical Perspective • Law and Economics • Law and Sustainability in Europe • Law and Technology in Europe • Legal Research • Linguistics • Literair vertalen • Literature Today • Literatuur vandaag • Maatschappelijke opvoedingsvraagstukken • Marine Sciences • Mathematical Sciences • Media, Art and Performance Studies • Medical Imaging • Meertaligheid en taalverwerving • Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioural, Biomedical and Social Sciences • Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism • Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences • Multidisciplinary Economics • Musicology • Nanomaterials Science • Neuropsychology • Neuroscience and Cognition • New Media & Digital Culture • One Health • Organising Social Impact • Orthopedagogiek • Philosophy • Professioneel vertalen • Public International Law • Regenerative Medicine and Technology • Religious Studies • Research in Public Administration and Organisational Science • Science and Business Management • Science Education and Communication • Social and Health Psychology (Research) • Social Policy and Public Health • Social, Health and Organisational Psychology • Sociology and Social Research • Sociology: Contemporary Social Problems • Spaanse taal en cultuur: educatie en communicatie • Spatial Planning • Strategic Human Resource Management • Strategy, Competition and Regulation • Sustainable Business and Innovation • Sustainable Development • Sustainable Finance and Investments • Theoretical Physics • Toxicology and Environmental Health • Urban and Economic Geography • Water Science and Management • Youth Studies • Youth, Education and Society
Eligibilities crieria
  • Belong to the top 10% of your graduating class;
  • Not hold an EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans;
  • Have completed your secondary school and/or Bachelor’s degree outside the Netherlands;
  • Have applied for an international Master’s programme with a start date of 1 September, 2022. Not all programmes participate, please check UU masters > Master’s programme > Tuition fees and financial support to see if the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship is mentioned as a scholarship opportunity.
Timeline : 
before 31 January 2022 (23:59 CET)
Who may enter ?
international students from outside the European Economic Area.
For further information visit the official website

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