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Amsterdam Merit Scholarship

Economics and Business provides a limited number of scholarships for excellent students in the Master's programmes. The total amount for the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship dedicated to Economics and Business is established annually. As the actual number of scholarships is derived from this amount, no fixed number is in place.

General Criteria

In order to be considered for the AMS scholarship applicants need to meet the following general criteria:

  • hold non-EEA nationality or nationalities only
  • have above average academic results
  • not be entitled to receive a Dutch study grant or loan ("Studiefinanciering")
  • 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 MSc programmes of Economics and Business including a sufficient English test score
  • have been (or will be) admitted to one of the MSc programmes of Economics and Business
  • be able to comply with the conditions to obtain a Dutch visa (if applicable).

Selection procedure

  1. Applicants should write an AMS motivation letter (tell us in not more than 300 words your motivation to get the scholarship).
  2. Applicants should upload the AMS digital motivation letter to their online application for the MSc programme before 15 January 2020.
  3. Before the end of April 2020 we will inform all applicants about the results by email.

Please ensure that you have checked the regulations for this scholarship and apply via our Embark online application form.