NL Scholarship 2024

NL Scholarship 2024 – Start your study adventure in the Netherlands. Good news! NL Scholarship is currently open. In this article, we will explain in detail about this scholarship, its benefits, and the step-by-step application process.

Holland Government offers NL scholarships for international students for the academic year 2024-2025. This scholarship is available for undergraduate and masters studies and provides the recipient with € 5,000 which can be used to cover tuition fees.

NL Scholarship is accepting applications from non-EEA international Students to pursue undergraduate and master studies at the Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences in Holland. The Holland Scholarship is offered by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science and is awarded to bright students.

NL Scholarship Summary

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate / Masters
  • Institution(s): Participating research universities and Participating universities of applied sciences
  • Study in: Netherlands
  • Courses Offered: Bachelor’s or Master’s Program in eligible fields of study offered by the participating institutions.
  • Program Period: The grant is awarded for one year and can only be received once.
  • Deadline: February 01, 2024 / May 01, 2024 / June 01, 2024 (The application for the academic year 2024-2025 are now open )

Participating Research Universities

Below is an overview of the Dutch research universities participating in the NL Scholarship for the 2024-2025 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:

  • 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

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Participating Universities of Applied Sciences

Below is an overview of the Dutch universities of applied sciences participating in the NL Scholarship for the next 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

NL Scholarship Coverage

NL Scholarship provides the recipient with:

Scholarship amount €5,000.
Please note that this is not a full-tuition scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria for NL Scholarship

To qualify for the NL Scholarship, candidates must fulfill all of the following requirements below:

  • Required Languages: English
  • Eligible Countries: Non-EEA International Students
  • You are applying for a full-time bachelor’s or master’s program at one of the participating Dutch higher education institutions.
  • Your nationality is non-EEA.
  • You meet the specific requirements of the institution of your choice. You can find these on the website of the institution. For more click here.
  • You do not have a degree from an educational institution in the Netherlands.

How to Apply for the NL Scholarship

Please follow the following instructions to avail NL Scholarship:

  • Apply for the NL Scholarship. Click here.
  • You can find an overview of participating research universities and participating universities of applied sciences and selected fields of study.
  • Compose a letter of motivation (max. 500 words) to the university, in which you describe why you are a talented student, considering both your academic achievements and extra-curricular activities (e.g. voluntary work).
  • Indicate in your online application that you are applying for the NL Scholarship and upload your scholarship motivation letter where indicated. The university will contact you to let you know if you have been awarded a scholarship.


To learn more about the NL Scholarship, please visit the official website.