Prof. Jo Ritzen Scholarships for French students
Maastricht University
Deadline:  01st May

LLB (Bachelor of Law)

Scholarship Overview

The duration of the scholarship is a maximum period of 36 months for the 3-year bachelor programme at the European Law School.

More than any other city in the Netherlands, Maastricht enjoys a strong historical connection to the French language and culture. It is only natural for Maastricht – so close to its sister city Liège, the northernmost city in Francophone Europe – to reach out to its French neighbours and embrace their culture. There are currently more than 100 students and dozens of academic staff of French origin working or studying at UM’s various faculties.

UM is seeking to increase the number of French students in its international classrooms by offering scholarships to students of French origin. In addition, UM aims to enhance inclusivity and diversity within its student population. Therefore, this scholarship is offered to French first generation students.


  • The scholarship will be awarded to a talented bachelor's student who has been admitted to the unique bachelor’s programme in European Law School (ELS) at LAW starting in September 2022.

    Candidates must have met the admission requirements (see below) and must have participated in the decentralised selection procedure.

  • Applicants must hold a French passport and meet the requirements for obtaining a Dutch visa (MVV residence permit).
  • Applicants must be first generation students. We define first generation students as students from non-academic backgrounds. First generation students are the first in their families to follow higher education (university or university of applied sciences); their parents did not follow higher education.

How To Apply

Step 1: Apply for admissions to the bachelor programme European Law School at Maastricht University. Once you have submitted your application via Studielink, you will receive a student ID number.

Step 2: Use your student ID number to complete the scholarship application form LAW (this form will be made available in February 2022).

Please note: all information, including the reference letter, should be provided in English.

The deadline for submitting the application form (and additional required documents) is up to and including 1 May 2022.