NL Scholarship for Studies in the Netherlands 2024-2025

Are you an international student wishing to study in the Netherlands in a partial funded scholarship? Then apply for the NL Scholarship 2024 meant to sponsor international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who are enrolling for a bachelor or master’s program to study in the Netherlands.

The scholarship (formerly known as 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.


  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
  • Host Institution(s): Partner Institutions in Netherlands
  • Scholarship Slots: Not stated.
  • Scholarship Worth:  € 5,000.
  • Study Level: Bachelor and Masters
  • Nationality: International Students

Also Check: Study, Live and Work Opportunities in Netherlands in 2024

NL Scholarships 2024-2025 | Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria: To apply for the NL scholarships for non-European international students; you must meet the following 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.

Participating research universities 2024-2025

Below is an overview of the Dutch research universities participating in the NL Scholarship 2024-2025. 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
  • Theological University Apeldoorn
  • Theological University Kampen

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 2023-2024 academic year.

  • 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

Scholarship Benefits

  • 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.

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the NL Scholarship 2024 for studies in the Netherlands are to check the official website of their institution of choice and complete their application on or before the application deadline stated by the institution.

Application Deadline: Varies according to Participating Institution

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