Holland Scholarship

The Holland Scholarship, now known as the NL Scholarship, is financial support to international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) to study undergraduate or graduate in the Netherlands. The beneficiaries will receive a one-time payment of 5,496 USD (5,000 EUR = INR 4,53,311) for their first year of study. To be a recipient, international students must enroll in any of the participating universities.

Offered by

The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Dutch research universities, & universities of applied sciences

Amount granted

5,496 USD

Type of scholarship


Level of program

Undergraduate & Graduate

Application deadline

01 June 2023



Official URL

Holland Scholarship


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What are the eligibility criteria for the Holland scholarship?

  • Apply for a full-time course in any of the participating higher education institutions
  • Meet the eligibility requirements specified by the institution of your choice
  • Be a first-time applicant to the Netherlands

Universities participating in the Holland Scholarship

There are research universities and applied sciences universities participating in the Holland Scholarship program for the year 2023 - 24, as listed below.

Research Universities

Leiden University

VU Amsterdam

University of Twente

Utrecht University

Radboud University

Wageningen University

University of Groningen

Tilburg University

Protestant Theological University

Maastricht University

Delft University of Technology

Theological University Apeldoorn

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Eindhoven University of Technology

Theological University

Applied Sciences Universities

Aeres University of Applied Sciences

Amsterdam University of the Arts

ArtEZ Institute of the Arts

Design Academy Eindhoven

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

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

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences

Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences

HKU University of Applied Sciences

HZ University of Applied Sciences

Saxion University of Applied Sciences

Breda University of Applied Sciences

Codarts Rotterdam

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What is the application process for the Holland scholarship?

  • Select your course and institution from the participating institutions
  • Visit the university website to see individual entry requirements
  • Complete the scholarship application form on the university website
  • Submit the required documents as per the university’s demand

How to get selected for the Holland scholarship?

The selection process slightly differs for the participating institutions. A general selection process will be as mentioned below:

  • The beneficiaries selected based on their academic merit and financial need
  • The motivation letter that explains the relevance of your study in the Netherlands is considered while processing the application
  • The quality and feasibility of your financial plan are assessed - you must demonstrate how you fund your studies

What are the contact details of the Holland scholarship?

Students can raise queries regarding the Holland Scholarship by filling out the form

Phone: +31 (0)70 - 4260 260

You can call Monday to Thursday between 9.00-17.00 hrs, Friday between 9.00 hrs and 13.00 hrs.

Postal address:

PO Box 29777
2502 LT The Hague
The Netherlands

Visiting address:

Kortenaerkade 11
2518 AX The Hague
The Netherlands

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/studyinholland

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/studyinnl/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/studyinnl

Disclaimer: The data on this page is gathered from the official website for the Holland Scholarship and multiple other sources for general information purposes only. For accurate and complete information, kindly refer to the official website since the facts and figures are prone to frequent updates.

Frequently asked questions

Can I change my institution after getting selected for Holland Scholarship?

Once you win the Holland Scholarship in an institution, it is mandatory to continue studies in that institution to get the benefits of the scholarship.

Does Holland Scholarship cover tuition fees?

The Holland Scholarship offers a fixed amount varying from 5,000 - 15,000 EUR, depending on the institution’s choice and the student’s academic merits, but does not offer full coverage of the tuition fee.

What is the minimum GPA requirement for Holland Scholarship?

The minimum scores required for the Holland Scholarship vary according to the institution of your admission in the Netherlands. While some institutions prioritize the student’s academic merit, others give preference to financial need.

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