NL Scholarship for Non-EEA International Students

NL Scholarship for Non-EEA International Students

According to Jane a beneficiary of NL Scholarship “Studying in the Netherlands taught me to step out of
my comfort zone. As an international student, I’ve not only gained knowledge but also the courage to be more direct and proactive in pursuing my goals.’’

The NL Scholarship, previously known as the Holland Scholarship, is designed for non-European Economic Area (EEA) international students who are interested in pursuing bachelor’s or master’s degrees in the Netherlands. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity! Submit your application for the NL Scholarship today!

The funding for this scholarship comes from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science, along with various Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. Successful applicants will receive €5,000 in the first year of their studies. It’s important to note that this scholarship does not cover the full tuition.

What Requirements do I meet?

  • You’re seeking admission to a full-time bachelor’s or master’s program at a participating Dutch Higher Education Institution (DHEI).
  • You satisfy the particular requirements of your chosen institution.
  • You have citizenship from a country that’s not part of the European Economic Area (EEA).
  • You have never completed a degree at a Dutch educational institution before.

What do I receive from NL Scholarship?

  1. You will receive € 5,000 in the first year of your studies. 

Participating Research Universities 2024-2025:

Listed below are the Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences participating in the NL Scholarship for the 2024-2025 academic year. Specific closing dates and fields of study for the academic year can be found on the website of the institution to which you wish to apply.

  • 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
  • Theological University Apeldoorn
  • Theological University Kampen

Participating Universities of Applied Sciences 2024-2025:

  • Aeres University of Applied Sciences
  • Amsterdam University of the Arts
  • ArtEZ Institute of the Arts
  • Breda University of Applied Sciences
  • Codarts Rotterdam
  • Design Academy Eindhoven
  • Driestar educatief
  • Fontys University of Applied Sciences
  • Gerrit Rietveld Academie
  • The Hague University of Applied Sciences
  • Hanze University of Applied Sciences
  • Hotelschool The Hague
  • Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
  • 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
  • NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences
  • Saxion University of Applied Sciences
  • Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences
  • Zuyd University of Applied Sciences


Applications for the academic year 2024-2025 is now open. Please check the website of the institution you want to apply to for the deadline(s).

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