Top 15 Scholarships in Netherlands for International Students

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Along with UK and Germany, the Netherlands is one of the top destinations for international students looking to pursue free studies in Europe.  The degrees offered by Dutch institutions are internationally recognized and there are a significant number of scholarships in Netherlands offered by Dutch Colleges and Universities as well as scholarships granted by the Dutch government and institutions.


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Netherlands Fellowship Program
The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building within organisations in 51 countries by providing fellowships for training and education for professionals. The NFP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the budget for development cooperation.  The NFP offers fellowships for Master studies, PhD studies, or short courses at Dutch Universities or academic institutions.

See also MENA Scholarship Programme for Professionals from Middle East and North Africa

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships in Netherlands
Dutch Universities participate in quite a number of study programs which are funded by Erasmus Mundus Scholarships.  The scholarships allow international students to pursue a participating Erasmus Mundus study program for free.   Find the complete list of Erasmus Mundus Master Courses and PhD Courses and from these lists you will find Erasmus Mundus funded courses that are conducted in the Netherlands.

 

Dutch Colleges and Universities that offer Scholarships for International Students »

 

Leiden University Excellence Scholarships
The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Programme (LExS) is open to outstanding  Non-EU/EEA students pursuing a master’s degree programme at Leiden University. Depending on the student’s merit, the scholarship covers 25-100% of the tuition fees. The highest award covers the tuition fee minus the home fee* and an allowance of €10,000 for living costs.

University of Maastricht High Potential Scholarships
Maastricht University (UM) aims to further strengthen its position as a leading European university offering high-quality education with an international orientation. To this end,  scholarships are made available by the UM Scholarship Fund with the aim of encouraging talented students from outside the EEA to follow a master’s programme at UM.  The scholarships include tuition fee, living expenses, visa costs, and insurance.

Radboud University Scholarship Programme
The Radboud Scholarship Programme offers a selected number of talented prospective non-EEA students the opportunity to receive a scholarship to pursue a complete English-taught Master’s degree programme at Radboud University Nijmegen (of one or two whole years).  The scholarship is not an amount of money that you will receive on your bank account but consists of a partial tuition waiver. The tuition fee will be waived to the level of an EEA student. In addition the Radboud Scholarship also covers costs such as for visa, residence permit,  health insurance and liability insurance.

Utrecht University Excellence Scholarships
The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship offers a number of outstanding prospective students the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a selected number of fields at Utrecht University.   Selected students can be awarded a scholarship that covers the tuition fee and 10.000 euro living expenses per year.

Erik Bleumink Scholarships at University of Groningen
The Erik Bleumink Fund Scholarships are usually awarded for a 1 year or 2 years Master’s degree programme. The grant covers tuition fee, costs of international travel, subsistence, books, and health insurance.

TU Delft Excellence Scholarships
The Delft University of Technology offers a number of excellence scholarship programs for international students. The Justus & Louise van Effen scholarship is one of those programs and it aims to financially supporting excellent international MSc students wishing to study at TU Delft. The scholarship is a full scholarship – coverage of tuition fees and monthly allowance for living expenses.

Amsterdam Merit Scholarships
The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship. Depending on the faculty, the scholarship can vary between €2,000 – €24,000.  Please note that the scholarship cannot be used as a (partial) tuition waiver.

See also Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships

University of Twente Scholarships
University Twente Scholarships (UTS) are scholarships for excellent students from non-EEA countries, applying for a graduate programme (MSc) at the University of Twente.   The scholarship amount is from € 6,000 – € 25,000 for one year.

Tilburg University Academic Excellence Scholarships 
Tilburg University has scholarships available for excellent international students outside the EU/EEA who are admitted to a Master’s program at Tilburg University (MA, MSc or LLM).  The scholarship covers € 5000 for living expenses and a partial tuition waiver of up to € 10,000 (which means students will only pay a tuition fee of around € 2,500).

VU University Amsterdam Fellowship Programme
The VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) offers talented prospective students from outside the EU/EEA the unique opportunity to pursue a degree in a selection of Master’s programmes at VU University.  The fellowship awards €15.000 to students paying the tuition fee for non-EEA students.

The Hague One World Citizen Talent Scholarship
The Hague University offers scholarships to outstanding international students who would like to pursue their Bachelor or Masters programme at the University.  At €5,000 each, the scholarships cover almost two-thirds of the total first year university’s tuition fee and will only be awarded once.

 

See a more comprehensive list of university scholarships in Netherlands at Grantfinder Netherlands

 

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