Holland  Government 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? This Scholarship is life changing opportunity to intending applicants who which to pursue their academic dreams abroad. The scholarship value is mouth-watering and will inspire you to accomplish your academic target goals.  See Also University of Amsterdam Scholarships for International Students

About Holland Government scholarship

This 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 scholarship amounts to € 5,000. Selected students will receive this in the first year of studies. Please note that this is not a full-tuition scholarship. See also The American Association of University Women Scholarship



Grant award period

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

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Holland Scholarship Application criteria

  • Your nationality must be a  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 must meet the specific requirements of the institution of your choice. You can find these on the website of the institution.
  • Make sure you do not have a degree from an education institution in the Netherlands.

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Participating research universities and universities of applied sciences

Last year the universities mentioned below participated in Holland Scholarship. In October 2020 the participating universities for academic year 2021-2022 will be published on this website.

Participating research universities 2020-2021

Below is an overview of the Dutch research universities participating in the Holland Scholarship for the 2020-2021 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. See also Illinois Wesleyan University Financial Aid for International Students


The application round for academic year 2021-2022 will open on 1 November 2020.  The deadline for application is either 1 February 2020 or 1 May 2020. Please check the website of the institution of your choice to confirm the correct deadline.