International Scholarships

The NL Scholarship for international students to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands 

The NL Scholarship for international students to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands


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 NL Scholarship for international students to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands

The NL Scholarship (formerly known as Holland 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 NL Scholarship!

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.

How to apply

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 do not have a degree from an education institution in the Netherlands.

Code of conduct

Nuffic or programmes managed by Nuffic may not be involved in activities involving unacceptable behaviour. It can be about interpersonal or financial misconduct or abuses of power. Nuffic has an Integrity Code of Conduct to combat unacceptable behaviour. In addition, activities involving the following situations/behaviour are considered unacceptable:

  • bankruptcy, insolvency or winding-up procedures;
  • breach of obligations relating to the payment of taxes or social security contributions;
  • conduct related to a criminal organisation;
  • money laundering or terrorist financing;
  • terrorist offenses or offenses linked to terrorist activities;
  • irregularity;
  • creating a shell company;
  • being a shell company.

Participating research universities and universities of applied sciences

The list of participating universities changes every year. Below you can find an overview of the Dutch research universities participating in the NL Scholarship for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Participating research universities 2024-2025

Below is an overview of the Dutch research universities participating in the NL Scholarship 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.

Participating universities of applied sciences 2024-2025

Below is an overview of the Dutch universities of applied sciences participating in the NL Scholarship for the 2024-2025 academic year.

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