Utrecht Excellence Scholarships Programme for International Students 2022-2023

Utrecht Excellence Scholarships 2022

The Utrecht Excellence Scholarships 2022 in the Netherlands is a splendid opportunity for talented international students outside the European Economic Area, including European countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway. These funded scholarships in Holland are designed for students eager to continue their studies abroad, particularly at Utrecht University. The program offers a chance to provide students practical exposure in the time when the life-threatening pandemic has entangled the world under its control. It is a cooperative and innovative program that allows zealous students to expand their knowledge in the relevant fields of study. The Utrecht Scholarships aim to shape a diverse cultural community outside the EEA that brings forward progressive developments through advanced methodologies and facilities.

The Utrecht scholarships in Europe allow every brilliant and fervent student to polish their career while becoming a cardinal member of an internationally acceptable university. Here, the students work honorably in an environmentally friendly institution with the people of different continents to help develop their position at the international level. This further supports the student in improving their personality traits in their specific fields. The multiple programs offered at the Utrecht University grab the attention of potential students from numerous disciplines towards the Netherlands. In this way, the human development index of their native countries will increase along with the contribution of their role in the Netherlands ’ economy.

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The Utrecht master’s scholarship 2022 is funded by the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship Fund. The fund was established by the contributions of Utrecht University and Utrecht University Alumni. While located at the heart of Europe, Utrecht is recognized as one of the top-leading universities of Europe that delivers a high-quality and innovative approach towards research and education. Almost 1500 students come to the university every year to receive world-class knowledge there. The university provides students with multiple learning opportunities that are essential in the contemporary world of globalization. The university has created a sustainable society through a young and bright workforce pool and its city-wide programs. Therefore, Utrecht has successfully achieved the voting of being the most competitive region.


Applications call for Utrecht Excellence Scholarships 2021/2022. Moreover, 20-25 scholarships will be available for 2021-2022, distributed across the 6 Graduate Schools at Utrecht University. The scholarship is awarded for the duration of the degree program, which is one or two years, depending on the degree program. The scholarship will only be renewed for the second year if the student is making satisfactory progress towards the degree.

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Utrecht Excellence Scholarships 2022:

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Utrecht University

Scholarship Type: Partial Funding

Host Institution(s): Utrecht University

Scholarship Worth: Tuition fees, 11,000 euro living expenses

Number of Awards: 20-25

Study level:  Masters

Nationality: International Students

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

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.

The scholarship is awarded for the nominal duration of the programme.


In order to be eligible for a Utrecht Excellence Scholarships, candidates must

  • 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.

How to Apply for the Utrecht University Scholarships 2022?

  • All candidates have to apply online.
  • Provide all required personal information, e.g., name, address, country, religion, etc.
  • Complete all the required fields that are necessary for registration.
  • Provide the proof of all documents as evidence that are required by the University.
  • Complete your application request carefully and submit it.
  • After submitting an application (or applications) for an UES eligible Master’s programme, before the determined deadline, non-EU/EEA students will have the option to submit an application for one Utrecht Excellence Scholarship from 1 November 2021
  • You will see the UES application(s) in your Osiris Online Application account dashboard. Click view/edit for the UES linked to the programme you wish to apply for, upload the requested proof of belonging to the top 10%, answer the questions and submit the application.

Selection Criteria

  • Academic excellence and promise in the proposed field of study.
  • The academic quality and results of preceding qualifications, as evidenced by proof of belonging to the top 10% of the class, grades, test scores, a writing sample, letters of recommendation.
  • The quality and relevance of the motivation letter for the Master’s program (academic content, intercultural and communication skills, personal motivation).
  • The quality of the application for the Master’s program itself (completeness, accuracy, consistency).

Utrecht University (UU; Dutch: Universiteit Utrecht, formerly Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht) is a public research university in Utrecht, the Netherlands. It is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands.

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Documents Required for the Utrecht Excellence Scholarships 2022:

  • Official Transcripts.
  • Motivation Letter.
  • Statement Declaring Purpose.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).


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