Netherlands Scholarships | Ministry of Education

Begin your academic journey in the Netherlands. Happy news! Netherlands scholarships are now available. We will go into great detail regarding this scholarship in this post, along with its advantages and a step-by-step guide for applying.

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For the academic year 2024–2025, the Netherlands government is offering NL scholarships to international students. This scholarship offers € 5,000 to the recipient, which can be used towards tuition for both undergraduate and graduate courses.

Non-EEA international students can apply for NL Scholarships to study at Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences in Holland for undergraduate and graduate degrees. The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science grants bright students the Holland Scholarship.

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Netherlands Scholarships summary

Level of StudyUndergradute / Masters
Institution(s)Participating research universities and Participating universities of applied sciences
Courses OfferedBachelor’s or Master’s Program in eligible fields of study offered by the participating institutions.
Program PeriodThe grant is awarded for one year and can only be received once.
DeadlineFebruary 01, 2024 / May 01, 2024 / June 01,2024 (The application for the academic year 2024-2025 will open around November 2023)
Netherlands Scholarships summary

Participating research universities

Below is an overview of the Dutch research universities participating in the Netherlands Scholarships for the 2024-2025 academic year. You can find the specific closing dates and the fields of study for this academic year on the website of the institution you want to apply to.

  • Leiden University
  • Utrecht University
  • University of Groningen
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Maastricht University
  • VU Amsterdam
  • Radboud University
  • Tilburg University
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Wageningen University

Participating universities of applied sciences

Below is an overview of the Dutch universities of applied sciences participating in the Netherlands Scholarships for the next academic year.

  • Aeres University of Applied Sciences
  • Amsterdam University of the Arts
  • ArtEZ Institute of the Arts
  • Breda University of Applied Sciences
  • Codarts Rotterdam
  • Driestar education
  • Fontys University of Applied Sciences
  • Gerrit Rietveld Academie (pdf, 400 kB)
  • The Hague University of Applied Sciences
  • Hanze University of Applied Sciences
  • Hotelschool The Hague
  • Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
  • Inholland University of Applied Sciences
  • Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
  • HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
  • Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
  • HAN University of Applied Sciences
  • HKU University of Applied Sciences
  • HZ University of Applied Sciences

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Scholarship Coverage

Netherlands Scholarships provides the recipient with:

  • Scholarship amount  €5,000.
  • Please note that this is not a full-tuition scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria for Netherlands Scholarships

In order to be eligible for an NL Scholarship, applicants must meet each of the standards listed below:

Languages Needed: English
International students from non-EEA countries are eligible.
You are submitting an application to one of the participating Dutch higher education institutions for a full-time bachelor’s or master’s program.
You are not an EEA citizen.
You fulfill the particular prerequisites of the university of your choice. These are available on the institution’s website. To learn more, go here.
You don’t hold a degree from a Dutch educational institution.

How to apply for the Netherlands Scholarships

Kindly adhere to these guidelines in order to be eligible to participate in universities of applied sciences:
An overview of the participating Dutch research universities, applied science universities, and specific subject areas is available.
Write a 500-word letter of inspiration explaining to the institution why you are a gifted student, highlighting your extracurricular and academic accomplishments (volunteering, for example).
Declare your intention to apply for the NL Scholarship in your online application, and add your motivation letter for the scholarship if necessary. If you are selected for a scholarship, the university will get in touch with you to notify you.


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