Scholarship Overview

  • Country: Netherlands
  • Scholarship Type: Merit-based
  • Institutions: Participating Dutch higher education institutions
  • Funded by: he Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Partners
  • Tuition Type: Partial tuition
  • Degree Program: Bachelors and Masters
  • Scholarship Amount: € 5,000
  • Separate Application Required?: Yes
  • Deadline: 1 February, 1 May 2024
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Scholarship Benefits

The scholarship is valued at €5,000 and will be awarded to you in the first year of study. It is important to be aware that this scholarship does not cover the full tuition.


  • You hold a non-EEA citizenship.
  • You’re in the process of applying to a full-time undergraduate or graduate programme at a participating institution for higher education in the Netherlands.
  • You fulfill the unique criteria set by your chosen institution, which are detailed on the institution’s website.
  • You have not previously obtained a degree from any Dutch educational establishment.

Find list of scholarship in Netherlands for international students here.

How to apply

To apply for the NL Scholarship, you need to submit your application directly to the participating university you select. Application deadlines differ by university and generally fall on either February 1, 2024, or May 1, 2024. It’s essential to verify the precise deadline by consulting the website of the university you’re interested in.

For more details on the application process and the exact submission deadlines, please refer to the specific website of the university you are choosing.

Additional Information

The NL Scholarship, previously recognised as the Holland Scholarship, is designed for international students from countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who are looking to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate studies in the Netherlands.

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