Gain the tools you need to make the right choices for your future.
Each year, 25 of the best technical master’s degree students from across the world studying in the Netherlands or at RWTH Aachen are selected to receive the ASML Technology Scholarship.
Recipients get financial support for both years of their master’s degree, a personal ASML mentor, and the opportunity to participate in a professional development program that prepares them for life after graduation.
“The ASML Technology Scholarship makes me more self-aware and capable, both on a personal and a professional level.”
ASML Technology Scholarship recipient
Applications for the ASML Technology Scholarship closed on April 22, 2020.
ASML Technology Scholarship details
This scholarship is open for students from all nationalities who are planning to pursue a technical master’s degree at a university in the Netherlands or at RWTH Aachen.
What you get
Financial support of €5,000 per year for each of the two years of the full-time master’s degree study
A personal ASML mentor to guide you in your personal development
A two-year professional development program
Introduction to ASML’s business, specialists and knowledge
You’ll receive 11 training sessions during the technology scholarship period. Six times a year, we’ll invite you to visit our global headquarters in Veldhoven for a full day of activities, including mentor meetings and training sessions that focus on professional development skills such as personal leadership, communication and collaboration.
During the second year of the program, training sessions will prepare you for life after graduation. These sessions cover ASML case studies, career training, and support that will give you the tools you need to make the right choices for your future in engineering.
Be a technology ambassador
We ask all engineering scholarship students to complete a ‘technology ambassador project’ during their scholarship program.
This entails sharing your enthusiasm about technology and science with a target group of your choice. For example, you may choose to give guest lectures at schools, post videos on scientific topics, or help underprivileged children with a technology project.
The ASML Technology Scholarship is open to students who are planning to pursue a technical master’s degree at a university in the Netherlands or at RWTH Aachen. We’re looking for students with at least a 7.50 average grade score who participate in extracurricular activities that show a drive for personal development and achievement. Students who have recently or almost completed their bachelor degree but intend to pursue a master’s degree at a university in the Netherlands or at RWTH Aachen are encouraged to apply for the ASML Technology Scholarship.
View fields of study
(Applied) Physics or astronomy
Computer science or software engineering
Mechatronics or systems and control
Nanotechnology, nanoscience or nanomaterials
Frequently asked questions about the ASML Technology Scholarship
I have already started my master’s degree in engineering. Can I still apply for a scholarship?
Note: Those who begin their master’s degree program with a full-time extracurricular activity such as a student team are still eligible and can apply a year later, when they begin their full-time master’s degree study.
I plan on doing extracurricular activities that will take up most of my study time. Can I still apply?
Are the scholarships open to foreign or exchange students?
I want to study abroad (outside the Netherlands). Am I still eligible?
What happens if my study progress is delayed?
Is the training program obligatory?
Technology Scholarship application process
Applications open March 2, 2020, and the deadline to apply is April 22. You’ll need to include a resume with your contact details and GPA information (at least a 7.50 average grade score).
2. First selection round
We’ll let you know by May 1 if your resume has been selected. If you’re selected to proceed to the second round, we’ll ask you to record and submit a video cover letter (motivation video).
3. Selection days
The technical selection board will review your resume and video. We’ll let you know whether you’ve been selected to attend one of our two selection days on June 12 or June 19 at our headquarters in Veldhoven.
4. Scholarship offer
We’ll let you know between June 22 and 26 if you’ve been selected to receive an ASML Technology Scholarship.