Scholarships & Funding in the Netherlands
A number of scholarships are offered for international students who choose to study in Netherlands. These can be government funded or offered by the university of choice based on merit. Nevertheless, it is best advised to check with the university or government in your home country for financial aid options and apply well in advance to be accepted.
- The Netherlands Fellowship Programs (NFP) is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign affairs and designed to promote capacity building within organizations within 51 countries by providing fellowships for training and education of professionals. The NFP is eligible for students pursuing their masters studies, Phd or short courses offered by some dutch universities.
- Civil society leadership awards are offered to students who demonstrate academic and professional excellence and passion for leading positive change in their communities. The award is a fully funded masters' degree.
- Holland Scholarship is offered to international students who want to pursue their education in Netherlands. This scholarships is funded by the dutch ministry of education as well as several dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is in February or May.
- World citizen talent scholarship for international students is offered by the Hague University of applied sciences who provide financial aid to potential bachelor's and master's students who are international students. This scholarship is based on merit and students who exhibit ambition and talent.
Scholars and development is a very useful site to seek further information on scholarships and deadlines for international students.
Learn more about education in the Netherlands:
Nuffic is the Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education. Nuffic works to bring people together by connecting international students to Dutch universities. Nuffic’s motto is “Linking knowledge worldwide.” By enabling Dutch universities to share their knowledge with international students through a study abroad education, Nuffic not only links knowledge on a worldwide scale, but also connects people from many different countries.
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