NN Future Matters Scholarship

At NN we want to take social responsibility by giving young people who are in need of support access to our means and expertise to help them create economic opportunities, overcome adversity and realise their dreams.

This scholarship is meant for students from selected countries who want to do their master’s in the Netherlands. These selected countries are Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and Turkey. The NN Future Matters Scholarship is financed by NN and administered by Nuffic.

Are you planning to do your master’s abroad? Are you studying in the field of finance, risk management or economics? Do you need financial support for your studies? And are you ready for the chance of a lifetime?

Apply for the NN Future Matters Scholarship in the Netherlands!

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The scholarship consists of an amount of € 5,000 (except for students from Turkey*) and a mentorship. You will receive € 4,500 in two instalments of € 2,250 each during the academic year and € 500 at the end of your studies.

You will be matched with an NN mentor who will coach you throughout your studies. With this NN Future Matters scholarship and coaching programme NN aims to help you engage in your own professional development.

Application criteria

  • You are from Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain or Turkey.
  • The master’s degree programme is a full-time programme in the field of finance, risk management or economics at one of the participating Dutch research universities.
  • The master’s degree programme starts in the 2018-2019 academic year, which starts in August/September 2018.
  • You meet the specific admission requirements of the institution of your choice.
  • You are a first-generation academic, i.e. your parents or guardians don't have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent).
  • Preferably, you have not yet studied or worked abroad.

How to apply

  1. Start by checking if you meet all the application criteria and if the university and masters programme of your choice participate in the NN Future Matters Scholarship:

    Overview participating institutions(217 kB)

  2. Read the application instructions carefully.

    Application instructions(165 kB)

  3. Collect all the required information and documents.
  4. Apply online (applications will open shortly).

Please note: Applications can be rejected if they are not complete (if not all the required information or documents are submitted) or if documents are not as requested.

NN Group and Nuffic will assess all eligible applications and select the applicants who will be granted the scholarship.  


You need to apply before 3 April 2018. 

* Part of the scholarship is meant for tuition fees. Students from non-EEA countries like Turkey pay a much higher tuition fee than EEA students. Therefore, Turkish students receive a bigger scholarship of € 3,000 plus the tuition fee of up to € 17,000.

last modified Oct 26, 2017 09:00 AM