UES has an additional track for international students who applied for a Master’s programme offered by the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governances (LEG), the UES/ Law, Economics and Governances International Talent Scholarship (UES-LEGITS). In contrast with regular UES, both EU/EEA students and non-EU/EEA students can apply to UES-LEGITS.
This scholarship offers a number of highly talented prospective students the opportunity to pursue a degree in one of the English taught Master’s programmes of the Graduate School of Law, Economics and Governance. With this selective scholarship programme the Faculty wants to contribute and invest in talented international students who have shown the highest achievement in their career so far. This can be based on their academic quality and results from preceding education or from student’s societal engagement or career vision. The scholarship enhances a more divers and international classroom. Approximately 15 UES-LEGITSs are awarded per year.
Deadline and application procedure
Prospective students who wish to be considered for the scholarship must apply for admission to the programme AND the scholarship before 31 January (23:59 CET), after which the application portal will be closed. Your application for a scholarship will only be processed if you have submitted an application for a Master’s programme as well. You can start your application as of the 1st of November. There is no separate application for the LEG International Talent Scholarship. An application for an Utrecht Excellence Scholarship will be considered an application for a LEG International Talent Scholarship as well. If you don’t apply for an Utrecht Excellent Scholarship (UES) (e.g. because you are a EU/EEA student) you can apply for the scholarship and send a motivation letter (including contact details and student number) to email@example.com.
Applications arriving after the 1 February deadline will not be considered for a scholarship in the Master’s programme that starts the next academic year.
The Admissions Committee will asses the eligibility to be nominated with the above mentioned criteria of all the candidates. Secondly, they will review the application files and will make a selection. Students will be informed about the scholarship after they have been (un)conditionally admitted to the Master’s programme.
Utrecht University is a wide-range, international research university of high standing. We have a strong connection to the city of Utrecht and our roots lie deep in the past(1636).
Our interdisciplinary research targets four themes: Life Sciences, Pathways to Sustainability, Dynamics of Youth and Institutions for Open Societies. We are a trailblazer in the field of modernising educational concepts. Our student pass rate is high.
Our teaching and research are strongly connected. We work together in tight communities. We believe diversity is important.
All this provides us with a solid base from which to work with others around the globeon the societal issues of the future.
Description of Ideal Candidate:
Criteria for eligibility
Eligible candidates are selected for a scholarship on the basis of the following criteria:
The academic quality and results of the preceding education, as evidence, for example, by grades, test scores, publications, letters of recommendation;
The student’s career vision, promise in the proposed field of study;
The student’s societal engagement (e.g. extracurricular activities)
The quality and relevance of the motivation letter for the Master’s programme;
The quality of the application itself (completeness, accuracy, consistency)
In order to be awarded this scholarship students should:
hold a non-Dutch secondary education degree;
have been admitted to one of the English taught Master’s programmes of the Graduate School of Law, Economics and Governance with a start date of September 1, 2021;
be able to comply with the conditions to obtain a Dutch visa if applicable;
Failure to meet one or more of these criteria automatically means the student is not eligible for this scholarship.
Deadline: January 31, 2021
Cost/funding for participants:
For students who will have to pay the statutory tuition fee (mainly EU/EEA student): €11.000
for students who will have to pay the institutional tuition fee (most non EU/EEA students): tuition fee + €11.000
In a 2-year’s Master’s programme the scholarship will only be renewed for the second year if the student is making satisfactory progress towards the degree.
To apply for this job please visit www.uu.nl.