About this scholarship
This scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science as well as several Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences.
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.
Grant award period
The grant is awarded for 1 year and can only be received once.
How to apply
- 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.
Participating research universities and universities of applied sciences
Last year the universities mentioned below participated in Holland Scholarship. In October 2020 the participating universities for the academic year 2021-2022 will be published on this website.
Participating research universities 2020-2021
Below is an overview of the Dutch research universities participating in the Holland Scholarship for the 2020-2021 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
- University of Twente
- Wageningen University
- Protestant Theological University
- Theological University Apeldoorn
- Theological University
Participating universities of applied sciences 2020-2021
Below is an overview of the Dutch universities of applied sciences participating in the Holland Scholarship for the 2020-2021 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 educatief
- 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
- Saxion University of Applied Sciences
- NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences
- Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences
- Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
The application round for academic year 2021-2022 will open on 1 November 2020. The deadline for application is either 1 February 2021 or 1 May 2021. Please check the website of the institution of your choice to confirm the correct deadline.
Ph.D. in the Netherlands
Dutch Research Universities
The Netherlands has 14 research universities that are accredited and funded by the government. At these universities, education is provided and research is carried out.
Six universities offer the full range of disciplines, three universities are more specialised and three universities focus specifically on technical studies (TU Delft, TU Eindhoven and Universiteit Twente). Wageningen University focuses mainly on food, health and agriculture, and the Open Universiteit Nederland on distance education for ‘lifelong learning’.
Every Dutch university has programmes for both graduate and undergraduate students. The system is split between Bachelor’s degrees and Master’s degrees, after which there is the potential to go on to study for a PhD.
Read more about each university: