Scholarship Description:

Amsterdam University of the Arts Talent Grants in Netherlands 2019 is funded by Amsterdam School of the Arts (AHK) for Selected Countries . The scholarship allows Masters level programs in the field of All Subjects taught at Amsterdam University of the Arts . The deadline of the scholarship is June 1, 2019.

The Talent Grant was established in 2013 and is aimed at providing financial support to excellent students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland and Suriname who wish to study at the Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK).

Host College/University:

The University of Amsterdam (abbreviated as UvA, Dutch: Universiteit van Amsterdam) is a public university located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The UvA is one of two large, publicly funded research universities in the city, the other being the VU University Amsterdam (VU). Established in 1632 by municipal authorities and later renamed for the city of Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam is the third-oldest university in the Netherlands.It is one of the largest research universities in Europe with 31,186 students, 4,794 staff, 1,340 PhD students and an annual budget of €600 million. It is the largest university in the Netherlands by enrollment. The main campus is located in central Amsterdam, with a few faculties located in adjacent boroughs.

Degree level:

The Scholarship is available for master degree level at Amsterdam University of The Arts.

Field of Study:

All subjects taught at the university are open under this scholarship program.

Scholarship Award: 

Students from non-EEA countries normally have to pay the institutional tuition fees, which are not subsidized by the government and considerably higher. The Talent Grant helps non-EEA students cover the difference between the institutional tuition fees and the government-subsidized statutory tuition fees for the entire duration of their study at the AHK.


The scholarship is open for non-EEA country (excluding the countries Suriname and Switzerland that are not eligible for this grant scheme).

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the scholarships, the applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. The applicant should be from a a country other than EEA, Suriname and Switzerland.
  2. The student or applicant demonstrates exceptional merit.
  3. The student has to pay the non-state funded, and thus higher, institutional tuition fees;
  4. The applicant who is not yet enrolled at the AHK, must have passed the entrance exam successfully.
  5. The student will live as full time student in Netherlands.

Applying procedure Instructions:

Each applicant will need to be assessed by the head of their study program at the AHK before they can apply for this grant. The head of the study program is entitled to set their own criteria for what is considered ‘exceptional merit’. The director of each academy will make a ranking of the applications; the ranking will be presented to the Executive Board of the AHK for final decision.

Please contact the student adviser of your academy to find out whether you meet the criteria of this grant. If you are eligible to apply according to the head of the study program, you’ll receive an application form from the student adviser of the academy. The application has to be sent in no later than 1 June 2019. The grant announcement will be made in the second week of July.

The Talent Grant cannot be granted retrospectively for academic years that the student has already completed.

* Students from Master of Museology cannot apply. In addition, the Talent Grant for non-EEA students of the Academy of Architecture and Academy of Fine Arts does not cover the entire difference between the institutional tuition fees and statutory tuition fees. Please contact the academy’s student adviser for details.

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Scholarship Deadline:

01 June 2019


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