Holland Scholarship

Holland Scholarship

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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.

Amount granted 5,496 USD
Type of scholarship Merit-based
Level of program Undergraduate & Graduate
Application deadline 01 June 2023
Renewability No
Official URL Holland Scholarship


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What are the eligibility criteria for the Holland scholarship?

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

    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

    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 Driestar educatief



    What is the application process for the Holland scholarship?

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

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

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    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.