Utrecht University TNO Scholarship for MSc Foreign Students

Utrecht University TNO Scholarship for MSc Foreign Students
he Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO offers maximum outstanding non-Dutch students the opportunity to follow the Earth Science master’s programme at the Utrecht University. The scholarship is meant to make a significant contribution towards the costs of travel and living while studying in Utrecht. Only candidates of the highest achievement and promise relevant for TNO Geological Survey of The Netherlands may receive a scholarship. The research topic in the last year of the study will be carried out at TNO, under co-supervision of staff members of TNO

Eligibility criteria:

The applicant must meet the eligibility criteria in order to be considered for one of these scholarships. The applicant should:

hold a non-Dutch passport and not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans.
have been admitted to the Master's Programme Earth Sciences at the Utrecht University.
hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent thereof from a non-Dutch university.
be able to comply with the conditions to obtain a Dutch visa (only for students from non EER countries)

24 months.


7,000 Euro per year, 14,000 Eur for 2 years

Target masters field of study:

physical geography
system earth modelling
Selection Criteria:

Eligible candidates are selected for a scholarship on the basis of the following criteria:

Their academic excellence and promise in the proposed field of study
The academic quality and concrete results of the preceding education, as evidenced, for example, by grades, test scores, publications, letters of recommendation;
The quality and relevance of the motivation letter
The quality of the application itself (completeness, accuracy, consistency).
Additional conditions:

In order to get the second year of the scholarship, the student must complete the first year of the masters within 12 month.
The second year of the master’s study should be carried out partly at TNO, in cooperation with the responsible university supervisor.
If the student at any point decides to change the subject of the master’s study, the scholarship is withdrawn.
Application procedure:


The TNO Scholarship application form
your bachelor thesis or equivalent thereof
A motivation letter of one page, which explains why this scholarship should be awarded to you

Utrecht University

Graduate School Geosciences

Attn. of Mr. Diederik Gussekloo

Heidelberglaan 2

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