Holland Scholarship

The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science as well as several Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. This scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands.

Holland Scholarship

Are you ready for the chance of a lifetime? Apply for the Holland Scholarship!


The scholarship amounts to € 5,000. You will receive this in the first year of your studies. Please note that this is not a full-tuition scholarship.

Application criteria

  • Your nationality is non-EEA.
  • You are applying for a full-time bachelor’s or master’s programme at one of the participating Dutch higher education institutions. 
  • You meet the specific requirements of the institution of your choice. You can find these on the website of the institution.
  • You do not have a degree from an education institution in the Netherlands.

The Holland Scholarship brochure(1.1 MB)

How to apply

Applications for the 2016-2017 academic year are now closed. Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year will open in November 2016.

Further information about the application procedure, the participating institutions and the specific deadlines will be available from the end of October onwards.

Applications 2016-2017

Have you applied for a Holland Scholarship for the academic year 2016-2017? The institution you applied to will contact you to let you know if you have been awarded a scholarship.

Participating institutions

The list of participating institutions will be available from the end of October onwards.

last modified May 02, 2016 12:03 PM
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