Dutch scholarships at Universities and Universties of Applied Sciences

The Netherlands offer international students several scholarships. You should check if there is one that could be appropriate for you.

But you should keep in mind that none of these scholarships will cover anything like the cost of your studies! In addition, you do not know beforehand whether you will receive a scholarship. You must have enrolled for a study programme before you can apply for a scholarship.

That means a scholarship is not your financial basis but can be an addition.


On your university's website you will find further information on what scholarships might come into question for you. And you can ask at your university's international office. They can help you with your application. Link zu der neuen Seite

Holland Scholarship

The so called Holland Scholarship is granted by the Dutch government in cooperation with most of the Dutch universities. It is meant for non-EU international students who intend to study a bachelor's or master's programme in the Netherlands.

On the universities' website you can find out if the university offers the Holland Scholarship and what special requirements you have to meet. On the universities' website you can also find the application deadline.

Scholarship holders receive € 5,000 in the first year of their study only.

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NN Future Matters Scholarship

This scholarship is intended for students from several European countries, Turkey included. You have to study a full time master's degree programme in special fields of economy at a participating Dutch research university.

Another important application criterion: You are a first-generation academic; your parents don’t hold a university degree.

The scholarship consists of € 5,000 (Turkish students receive a higher amount as they have to pay the non-EU tuition fees) and you will be matched with a mentor who will coach you throughout your studies.

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Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)

OKP is succeeding the former Netherland Fellowship Programme (NFP). OKP is eligible for professionals from OKP partner countries (mostly African and Asian countries) that follow short courses or master's programmes in the Netherlands. The fellowship is intended to supplement the salary that students should receive during the study period.

MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP)

MSP is meant for a specific target group only: professionals nominated by their employer, coming from specified countries of the Middle East and North Africa and studying in specified short courses in the Netherlands.

On your university's website you will find further information. You can also contact the International Office.

What is an International Office?