The Amsterdam Science Talent Scholarship (ASTS) offered by the Faculty of Science is aimed at non Dutch talented students from the European Union / European Economic Area who choose to do a Science Master’s programme. It is a full scholarship of € 12,500 (covering tuition and living expenses) for one academic year with the possibility of extension for a second year for two-year Master’s programmes.
The University of Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most prominent research-led universities. It is a modern institution with a long and rich history dating from 1632.
Faculty of Science
Students and researchers at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain. With education and research in mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, biology, logic and computer science, we are fully immersed in the entire spectrum of the sciences. To fully benefit from local expertise and facilities, we collaborate intensively with the science faculties at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Information
Established in 1880, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Free University Amsterdam) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Amsterdam (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), North Holland. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap, Nederland (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Netherlands), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) 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 139 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.
Candidates for the ASTS are selected on the basis of their academic excellence and promise in the proposed field.
Students belonging to the top 10% of graduates from their class can apply. This means an overall grade point average equivalent to at least:
3.5 (GPA American system)
1st class honours / upper division British system
8+ (Dutch EC-system);
Other qualifications like an excellent level of English are also in place. Details on that and other requirements can be found following the link below.
Value and purpose of grant:
12,500 euro per academic year (covering tuition and living expenses)
Grant award period:
Max. 2 years in case of a two year programme (conditions to receive the scholarship the second year apply)