Last Chance to Apply: 2023-2024 Holland Scholarship for International students to pursue Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Netherlands

Apply for 2023-2024 Holland Scholarship for International students to pursue Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Netherlands



Application Deadline: 1 February 2023 or 1 May 2023

Target audience



Holland Scholarship

The Holland Scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s degree in the Netherlands. Are you ready for the chance of a lifetime? Apply for the Holland Scholarship!

About the Holland scholarship

The Holland 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 Holland 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.

Holland Scholarship (1.5 MB)

Grant award period

The grant is awarded for 1 year and can only be received once.

How to apply

Application criteria

  • Your nationality is non-EEA.
  • You are applying for a full-time bachelor’s or master’s degree 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.

When we implement our programmes, we acknowledge our Code of Conduct. In our Code of Conduct we describe how we put our mission and values into practice every day. We explain the professional and ethical behaviour that is expected from all of us and those who handle individual Holland Scholarships.

Read our Code of Conduct


Participating research universities and universities of applied sciences

For the academic year 2021-2022 the universities mentioned below participated in Holland Scholarship. In October 2022 the participating universities for academic year 2023-2024 will be published on this website.

Participating research universities 2021-2022

Below is an overview of the Dutch research universities participating in the Holland Scholarship for the 2021-2022 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.

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

Protestant Theological University

Theological University Apeldoorn

Theological University

Participating universities of applied sciences 2021-2022

Below is an overview of the Dutch universities of applied sciences participating in the Holland Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Aeres University of Applied Sciences

Amsterdam University of the Arts

ArtEZ Institute of the Arts

Breda University of Applied Sciences

Codarts Rotterdam

Driestar educatief

Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Gerrit Rietveld Academie (pdf, 400 kB)

The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Hotelschool The Hague

Royal Academy of Art, The Hague

Inholland University of Applied Sciences

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

Saxion University of Applied Sciences

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences

Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences


The application round for academic year 2023-2024 will open on 1 November 2022. The deadline for application is either 1 February 2023 or 1 May 2023. Please check the website of the institution of your choice to confirm the correct deadline



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