Holland Scholarship Program for Internatioanl Students

Publish Date: Nov 01, 2015

Deadline: Feb 01, 2016

The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science as well as 48 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.

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.

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 have never before studied at an education institution in the Netherlands.

How to apply

Applications for the 2016-2017 academic year open on 1 November 2015. The deadline for applications is either 1 February 2016 or 1 May 2016. Check further instructions below.

  1. Choose a course and or university (of applied sciences) with our Studyfindertool.
  2. Check whether the Dutch higher education institution is participating.
    1. Participating research universities
    2. Participating universities of applies sciences
  3. Check the selected fields of studies on de website of the Dutch higher education institution. 
  4. Check whether you meet the application criteria above.
  5. You can start applying from 1 November 2015. 
  6. The deadline for application is either 1 February 2016 or 1 May 2016. Please check the list to see what deadline you need to follow. 
  7. You need to apply for the Holland Scholarship directly at the institution of your choice and meet their selection criteria.
  8. If there are any unclarities in the procedure, please contact the institution you are applying to directly.
  9. After the application deadline, the institution you applied to will contact you to let you know if you have been awarded a scholarship.

Participating institutions

Please note: 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.

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