Potential Scholarship

Maastricht University (UM) Holland-High Potential Scholarship for Masters studies is aimed to support and encourage outstanding students further their education. It is fully funded and this application is open to all interested candidates from any part of the world.

More detailed information concerning this scholarship opportunity is in this blog post. Please ensure that you read to the end and follow all the step-by-step instructions on how to apply for and acquire this scholarship.

Opportunity Detail

Language Requirement: Not required

Gender: Male, Female

Level: Master

Number of Opportunity: 24

Eligible Region/Countries: All countries except EU/EEA, Surinam, or Switzerland.

Medium of Instruction: English

Field of study: Arts and Social Sciences, Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Psychology and Neurosciences, Science and Engineering, Law, Business and Economics

Opportunity ID: 9901

Funding Type: Fully Funded


  • 1 year Master’s program-13 months
  • 2 years Master’s program-25 months

Opportunity Description

Every academic year, the Maastricht University (UM) Holland-High Potential Scholarship program awards 24 highly talented students from outside the European Union (EU) who have been accepted to a Master’s program with full scholarships worth € 30,000 (including tuition fee waiver and a monthly stipend).

Both the Holland Scholarship and the High Potential Scholarship are components of the Scholarship program. The Holland Scholarship is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science in partnership with Dutch universities and universities of applied sciences. It is intended for international students from outside the EU/EEA who want to pursue a full degree program in the Netherlands.

Country: Holland

University: Maastricht University

Scholarship Value: € 30,000

Scholarship Type: Fully Funded

Study Program: Master’s

Deadline: N/A

Final Result Announcement: May 2023

Pre-Academic Training: August 2023 (for 3 weeks)

Scholarship Duration:

  • 13 months for a one-year master’s program
  • 25 months for a two-year master’s program

Fields of Study:

  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
  • Psychology and Neurosciences
  • Science and Engineering
  • Law
  • Business and Economics

Benefits of The Maastricht University (UM) Holland-High Potential Scholarship:

The scholarship covers the following:

  • 13 months enrolled living expenses: €12,350
  • 25 months enrolled living expenses: €23,750
  • Health Insurance: €700
  • Visa application cost: €207
  • Tuition Fee: as per cost
  • Pre-Academic Training: as per cost

NOTE: These amounts may change for the academic year 2023–2024.

Eligibility Criteria for Maastricht University (UM) Holland-High Potential Scholarship:

  • Candidates must be citizens of a country that is not located in the EU/EEA, Surinam, or Switzerland.
  • Candidates must meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and authorization to reside in Holland.
  • You do not possess dual citizenship with an EU/EEA nation.
  • For the academic year 2023–2024, you must have applied for admission to Maastricht University’s participating full-time master’s program.
  • You must be eligible for admission to the particular UM master’s program to which you have applied.
  • In the Netherlands, the candidate must have never participated in any higher education program before.
  • Candidates who have participated in Holland exchange programs are invited to apply.
  • Age: not above 35 on Sep 1, 2023
  • You must have a strong academic background.
Required Documents:
  • Motivation Letter (Use this template)
  • CV
  • Personal Statement about financial needs
  • Proof of academic excellence
  1. Official Transcripts.
  2. A letter stating that you are one of the top 20 students in your study program’s graduating year and signed by the department head or registrar of your school. Please make sure the letter includes your head of department’s or the registrar’s contact information.
  • Contact details of one referee.
  • One reference letter (guidelines)
How to apply for Fully Funded Master’s Scholarship by Maastricht University?
  • Applicants must register in one of the University of Maastricht’s programs through the apply link down below.
  • After registration, a student ID number will be generated.
  • Candidates can apply for both the program and the scholarship at the same time.
  • The scholarship will be provided upon acceptance.
  • After logging into your UM account, fill out the application form.
  • The required documents must be uploaded by the candidates.
  • Provide all of your personal information, such as your name, address, date of birth, country, and so on.
  • For each level, fill in all of the required fields.
  • Carefully fill out your application.


Participating master programs

Apply for a Master’s Program

Apply to the Scholarship



Please note that the UM International Services Desk does not cover handling fees if your study program requires them as part of the admissions process. By 1 February 2023, you are responsible for paying any handling fees that your program may impose. Please check your program’s webpage under the ‘Admission requirements’ menu tab to see if there are any handling fee requirements.


To learn more about the Fully Funded Maastricht University Holland-High Potential Scholarship for Master’s Studies, please visit Maastricht University’s website.


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