University of Amsterdam Scholarships for International Students in Netherlands, 2017


Deadline: November 1, 2017.

The Academic Medical Centre of the Universiteit van Amsterdam offers the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship (AMS), a scholarship for outstanding who have been admitted to one of the (Master’s) programs of the Faculty of Medicine. The AMS is highly selective: only applicants with excellent study results and motivation will be considered for the scholarship. The scholarship is funded by the Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands.


  • Please note that the scholarship cannot be used as a (partial) tuition waiver.
  • The applicant must still pay the full amount of tuition.
  • The scholarship consists of € 6,000 – € 9,000 – € 12,000 or a proportional amount if the student starts in February.

Study Subject:  Medical Informatics or Medicine.


  • Hold non-EEA nationality or nationalities only
  • Not be entitled to receive a Dutch study grant or loan (“Studiefinanciering”)
  • Not be eligible to pay the reduced tuition fee rate for EEA students at the UvA
  • Not receive a full coverage scholarship for the same period of study as the AMS scholarship
  • Have submitted a complete application to one of the (Master’s) programs of the AMC UVA
  • Have been (or will be) admitted to one of the (Master’s) programs of the AMC UVA
  • Be able to comply with the conditions to obtain a Dutch visa (if applicable).

Eligible Regions: non-EEA nationality

Selection criteria
As we have a limited number of scholarships, only the most eligible candidates are selected for a scholarship on the basis of the following criteria:
  • Their academic excellence and promise in the proposed field, as evidenced by their academic records, letters of recommendation, written work and/or publications;
  • The quality of their letter of motivation.
  • 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.
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.
Amsterdam Merit Scholarships are only awarded to applicants who have been admitted to one of the (Master’s) programs of the AMC UVA. A scholarship granted for a specific academic year cannot be transferred to another academic year. Students who have been granted an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship are required to assent to the conditions applying to the scholarship in writing before the scholarship will be remitted.
A scholarship will only be extended to the second year of study if the applicant has successfully completed 80% or more of the maximum number of credits in the first year of study.


AMC UVA applicants wishing to apply for an AMS scholarship should send an email with their letter of motivation, recommendation and CV to Ms. M.J.L. Lenoir 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.

Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

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