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Maastricht University (UM) Holland-High Potential Scholarship - Meeting the requirements

Each academic year, the Maastricht University (UM) Holland-High Potential Scholarship program provides scholarship assistance of €29,000, which includes living expenses and a full waiver of the tuition fee, to twenty four students from outside the European Union who have secured admission at a master's level program at Maastricht University.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, candidates must:

  • hold nationality in a country outside the EU/EEA, Switzerland or Surinam and meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for the Netherlands.

  • not hold a double nationality from an EU/EEA country.

  • have applied for admission to a full-time Master’s programme at Maastricht University, and meet the admission requirements for such programme.

  • have never participated in a degree-seeking higher education programme in the Netherlands. Students who have completed exchange programmes in the Netherlands are eligible to apply.

  • not be older than 35 years of age as on 1 September of the relevant academic year.

  • have obtained "excellent results" during their prior education programmes.


Application requirements

Application requirements for the UM-Holland High Potential Scholarship

In our conversation with Sunishth Goyal, an LLM candidate at Maastricht University, we discussed the four primary application components i.e. the CV, letter of motivation, proof of academic excellence, and letter of recommendation.


CV Maastricht University does not offer any general track LLM options, and one must necessarily choose a specialization in a particular subject.


As a consequence of this requirement, it is preferable that one's CV also reflects an overall inclination towards that specialization. As an example - since Sunishth did several internships in criminal law during his undergraduate studies, he was able to highlight such internships in his CV while applying for a specialization in criminal justice.