The Amsterdam Merit Scholarships cater to outstanding non-EU students who have been accepted into a Master’s in Medicine at the Academic Medical Centre (AMC) of the Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA).
Application deadline: November 1, 2021
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Benefits of the Amsterdam Merit Scholarships
A scholarship amount of € 4,000 is allotted per scholar of the Amsterdam Merit Scholarships. However, please note that the scholarship cannot be used as a (partial) tuition waiver. The applicant must still pay the full amount of tuition.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: 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. Furthermore, 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.
One is eligible for the Amsterdam Merit Scholarships if:
- Interested parties hold a non-EU/EEA passport;
- They are not entitled to receive a Dutch study grant or loan;
- Applicants are not be eligible to pay the reduced tuition fee rate for EEA students at the UvA;
- The students do not receive a full coverage scholarship for the same period of study as the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship;
- They have been (or will be) admitted to the (Master’s) program of Medical Informatics at the AMC-UvA.
As the AMC-UvA has a limited number of scholarships, only the most eligible candidates are selected for a scholarship on the basis of the following criteria:
- Academic excellence and promise in the proposed field, as evidenced by academic records, letters of recommendation, written work and/or publications;
- The quality of their letter of motivation.
How to Apply for a Master’s in Medicine
If you meet the requirements and would like to apply for an AMS Scholarship:
- a letter of motivation (maximum 500 words) in which you explain the reasons for choosing the Master’s program of Medical Informatics (broader context, relevance for future career);
- a letter of recommendation by your dean, teacher or academic supervisor, in which he/she also confirms that you belong to the top 10% of your class;
- a description of your extracurricular activities such as participation in student commissions, international experience, sports or music at a high level or volunteer work.
Applicants wishing to apply for an AMS scholarship should upload their application to the International Office via the Digital Student Service Desk. Only serious applications will be taken into consideration.
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