Amsterdam Merit Scholarship – Economics and Business scholarships

  • Bachelor
  • 15 January 2023

The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to their international classrooms. Therefore, outstanding student with a non-EU nationality, can apply for the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.


In order to be considered for the AMS, you need to meet the following general criteria: • You hold a non-EU nationality only. • You have excellent academic results (for example 90-100% / A-A+) • You are not entitled to receive a Dutch study grant or loan (“Studiefinanciering”). • You do not receive a full coverage scholarship for the same period of study as the AMS. • You have submitted a complete application to one of the Economics and Business’ programmes before the deadline of 15 January. • You will register and participate in the first selection/matching round. • You are able to comply with Dutch visa regulations as indicated by the Dutch Immigration Service (IND). The best candidates are selected for a scholarship based on their academic excellence and promise in the proposed field, as evidenced by: • An excellent GPA (for example 90-100% / A-A+) • An excellent Matching result (only for BSc Actuarial Science, Economics and Business Economics, Business Analytics, Econometrics). Applicants must register for the first matching opportunity before 15 February. • An excellent selection result (only for BSc Business Administration) • Motivation letter (not more than 300 words) to tell us why you deserve this scholarship including eventual financial needs. • Proof of English proficiency (if applicable)*: o TOEFL IBT: overall score of 100 (minimum score of 22 in each component but higher subscores give you an advantage); o IELTS (Academic test): overall score of 7.0 (minimum score of 7.0 in each component, you can apply with a subscore of 6.5 but higher subscores give you an advantage); o Cambridge Assessment English: Certificate in Advanced English: 190 points overall and in each skill or Certificate of Proficiency in English: 190 points overall and in each skill.


The value of the scholarship is €6,000 per year (a total of €18,000). A small number of scholarships are available each year.


Apply for the BSc programme via Studielink and the online application form (Embark). In addition, please upload the following documents under the scholarship section in Embark

  1. Recommendation letter by a dean, teacher, or academic supervisor
  2. Motivation letter explaining why you deserve this scholarship (300 words):
    • Why would you need a Scholarship? • Why would you deserve a Scholarship? Include a description of academic excellence and if applicable other merits.

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