Fully-Funded Civil Society Leadership International Awards at Maastricht University, Netherlands for Master


The Maastricht University is now announcing the Civil Society Leadership Awards for students who demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities.

The programme aims to encourage students who want to apply for the masters degree at Maastricht University.

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Fully-Funded Civil Society Leadership International Awards at Maastricht University, Netherlands for Master Founded in 1976, Universiteit Maastricht (Maastricht University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Maastricht (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Limburg. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap, Nederland (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Netherlands), Universiteit Maastricht (UM) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universiteit Maastricht (UM) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 43 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Azerbaijan, Equatorial Guinea, Myanmar/Burma, Tajikistan, Belarus, Eritrea, Republic of Congo, Turkmenistan, Cambodia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uzbekistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Laos, and Sudan.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: The grant will be awarded for the master’s degree in the following given courses at the university:
  • Master of Arts in Globalisation and Development Studies
  • Master of Arts in European Studies on Science, Society and Technology
  • Master of Science degree in Global Health
  • Master of Science degree in Public Policy and Human Development
  • Master of Science Economics.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for the grant, the applicants must have to follow the following given requirements:
  • Demonstrate maturity, flexibility and civil society leadership potential;
  • Have earned a bachelor’s degree as of May 2020 with an excellent academic record;
  • Demonstrate professional experience related to your chosen field of study;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the language of instruction (English) at a level required for admission by Maastricht University;
  • Be able to participate in an intensive pre-academic summer school in July or August 2021 and start their degree program in September 2021;
  • Be able to receive and maintain a visa or study permit as required by The Netherlands; and
  • Demonstrate a clear commitment to their home country or region in supporting open society development.

Offered Benefits

The benefits of the Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) at Maastricht University are as follows:

  • Pre-academic preparation via summer schools
  • Tuition and mandatory university fees
  • Monthly stipend for room, board, and other living expenses
  • Programme-related travel
  • Accident and sickness insurance during the programme
  • Funds for educational materials and professional development
  • Attendance at a regional programs conference
  • Accommodations during the application process and the duration of the grant for applicants with disabilities

Application Process

  • How to Apply: Candidates can apply for the studentship via an online portal.
  • Supporting Documents: Aspirants must submit a copy of the following required documents along with the application, i.e., an ID card, a passport photo in JPG format, a CV, and academic records.
  • Admission Requirements: Scholars holding an offer letter for their degree with unique curricular criteria and must meet the requirements of eligibility at the university.
  • Language Requirement: If English is not your first language, you will need to show that your English language skills are high enough to succeed in your studies.
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