Scholarship criteria and conditions

The Sino-Dutch scholarship programme focuses on excellent Chinese 3rd-year bachelor, master or PhD students who want to study or do research in the Netherlands for at least 1 academic year.

About the scholarship

The Sino-Dutch scholarship consists of a contribution of € 16,113 per year towards the total costs of a study or research in the Netherlands.

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) is responsible for the pre-selection of candidates. Nuffic administrates the scholarship programme and is responsible for the final selection of the candidates. Nuffic will also inform the candidates concerning the definite selection.

Academic year

The study or research programme you apply for needs to last at least one academic year (12 months). The same applies to programmes with a duration of more than one academic year: each subsequent year has to last a complete academic year as well.

An academic year in the Netherlands usually starts around 1 September. Enrollment later in the academic year is possible, however, not after 1 January 2021.

Terms and conditions

Certain terms and conditions apply to the scholarship. Please read these carefully and consult CSC for additional criteria or conditions.

For whom?

The Sino-Dutch scholarship programme focuses on excellent Chinese 3rd-year bachelor, master or PhD students who want to study or do research in the Netherlands for at least one academic year. 

Criteria

The following criteria apply for candidates:

  • You are between 18 and 35 years old at the start of the study in the Netherlands (BA/MA candidates); the age limit for PhD candidates and visiting scholars is 50.
  • You have the Chinese nationality and you are a permanent resident of China (living/working/studying in China) at the time of scholarship application.
  • You are (conditionally) admitted to the programme for which you request the scholarship (MA/BA students).
  • You are invited to do research or a complete PhD trajectory (PhD students/visiting scholars).
  • Your BA/MA programme / research starts in academic year 2020-2021, but not later than 1 January 2021.
  • The study/research for which you request the scholarship is a BA programme (final 2 years), an MA programme, a PhD trajectory (degree) or PhD level (visiting scholar).
  • The BA/MA programme is registered in CROHO (BA/MA candidates).
  • The Dutch institution has signed the Code of Conduct.
  • The BA/MA programme or PhD trajectory is at least one (academic) year (12 months) and subsequent (if applicable) years must consist of whole years as well.
  • The study programme or research for which you would like to receive the scholarship has a maximum duration of 4 years.
  • You are nominated by CSC for the Sino-Dutch scholarship.

Where can you study?

The Netherlands has various types of higher education institutions. The quality is guaranteed through a national system of regulation and quality assurance. Read more about the various institutions for higher education.

Visit the Studyfinder database to find mostly English-taught bachelor or master’s degree programmes offered by Dutch educational institutions.

last modified Dec 17, 2019 08:55 AM