Financing your studies

There are many sources of funding for studying here.

Dutch student finance system

The Dutch government has set up a funding system to pay for study costs, tuition fees, health insurance and costs of living. It is meant for students under the age of 30, registered in full-time or dual education in Holland. You have to have either the Dutch nationality or a nationality or residence permit that provides the same rights as Dutch nationals.

Find out more on the website of the DUO

Exchange programmes

Before you start searching for scholarships check if your institution has an exchange programme with a Dutch institution. This is the easiest and cheapest way to study in Holland.

As an exchange student from an EU country, you may be eligible to receive financial support from your home country, either directly (in the form of a monthly grant or loan) or indirectly, through tax benefits for your parents.

Contact the international office of your university to check which options are available to you.


If you still need additional funding, you can look for a scholarship in our Grantfinder database:

Find a scholarship

Some of the scholarships in Grantfinder are national scholarships, managed by Nuffic. Nuffic is the organisation responsible for the Study in Holland initiative.

Go to the overview of the scholarship programmes Nuffic manages

Working while studying

You can also work alongside your studies, to eran some extra money. If you want to do this, check out  what you need to keep in mind.

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