The Netherlands has emerged as one of the top study abroad destinations in recent years. The course variety, job opportunities and safety for international students attract many to the Netherlands. Here, we are introducing the top 10 scholarships for international students in the Netherlands.
1. Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP)
The Netherlands Fellowship Programme is offered by the Netherlands Government (Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs) to promote capacity building within organisations in 51 countries by providing fellowships to bright students to study in the country. The 51 countries are divided into two groups where the countries in the first list are the priority countries and they receive more fellowships. The fellowship is also prioritised as:
The Netherlands Fellowship Programme is offered to those who are pursuing the following courses in the academic institutions in the country:
Eligibility criteria to apply for Netherlands Fellowship Programme
The fellowship covers the cost of living, tuition fee, visa, travel, thesis allowance and insurance.
How to apply for Netherlands Fellowship Programme?
The candidates who wish to apply for the scholarship must apply directly to the Dutch higher education institution of his/her choice. The application starts in September every year.
2. Leiden University Excellence Scholarships (LExS)
The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship is offered by the Leiden University to the outstanding candidates from non EU/EEA countries to study various Master’s Programme (MA, MSc and LLM) at the university.
Eligibility to apply for Leiden University Excellence Scholarships
How to apply for Leiden University Excellence Scholarships?
The candidates can apply for the scholarship along with the admission application in the university. The candidate must mention that he/she is interested in applying for the scholarship in the application form. The candidate should also submit a motivation letter in 500 words explaining the reasons for choosing the university and motivation for applying for the scholarship. The application procedure is:
a) Click here to start the online application form at Leiden Universityb) Upload the supporting documentsc) Indicate that you are interested in applying for the scholarship and upload the letter of motivationd) Submit the application form along with the application fee
If the candidate has already submitted the application form and then wants to apply for the scholarship, he/she can send the motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning LExS motivation letter in the subject line.
There are five types of awards:
Platinum: Tuition fee minus home fee and an allowance of â¬ 10,000 toward living costs
Gold: Tuition fee minus home feeSilver: Covers 75% of the tuition feeBronze: Covers 50% of the tuition feeIvory: Covers 25% of the tuition fee
3. University of Maastricht High Potential Scholarships
Maastricht University offers UM High Potential Scholarships to the outstanding international students from non-EU countries to pursue Master’s programmes.
Eligibility to apply for UM High Potential Scholarships
How to apply for UM High Potential Scholarships?
The candidate must apply for the scholarship along with admission application at the university. Only the candidates who get admission at the university will be considered for the scholarship.
This is a full term scholarship that is for 12 months for one year course. If the candidate is pursuing a two-year course, the award is extended for 24 months. The break-up of the scholarship:
Living expenses per month for 12 months: â¬765Insurance for 12 months: â¬520 maximumVisa costs: â¬300 maximumTuition fee: â¬14,000 maximum
4. Radboud Scholarship Programme for International Students
Radboud Scholarship is offered by the Radboud University to international students from outside EU to study Master’s programme.
Eligibility to apply for Radboud Scholarship
The criteria for the selection of Radboud Scholarship Programme are:
How to apply for Radboud Scholarship Programme?
There is no separate application form for the scholarship. The candidate has to apply along with the application for course admission. Click here to start the online application.
The application opens in October every year.
The scholarship is a partial tuition fee waiver. The fee will be waived to the level of an EEA student. For example, the scholarship holder’s tuition fee will be waived from â¬10,537 to â¬1906. The scholarship also covers the visa cost, living permit, insurance cost and liability by providing a maximum amount of â¬700.
5. Utrecht Excellence Scholarships for International Students
The Utrecht University offers Utrecht Excellence Scholarships to the outstanding international students from outside EU countries to pursue selected Bachelor’s and Master’s programme at the university. The courses for which the scholarship is available are:
Eligibility criteria to apply for Utrecht Excellence Scholarships
How to apply for Utrecht Excellence Scholarships
There is no separate application form for Utrecht Excellence Scholarships. The candidate must apply to the institute for admission and the selection committee will shortlist the eligible candidates to consider for the scholarship.
The scholarship covers full tuition fee and an allowance of â¬10,000 towards living expenses. The scholarship is not necessarily a full scholarship. It can also be used as a source of additional funding if the candidate is awarded with other scholarships.
6. Eric Bleumink Scholarships
The University of Groningen offers Eric Bleumink Scholarships to the eligible candidates from developing countries to study one or two year master’s programme or four-year PhD programme.
Eligibility to apply for Eric Bleumink Scholarships
Selection criteria for Eric Bleumink Scholarships
How to apply for Eric Bleumink Scholarships
Click here to know how to apply for the scholarship. In order to apply for the scholarship, the candidate needs to get a conditional offer letter from the university for one of the courses mentioned above. The application deadline is 15th January.
The scholarship covers tuition fee, costs of international travel, subsistence, books, and health insurance.
7. TU Delft Excellence Scholarships for International Students
The TU Delft University of Technology offers TU Delft Excellence Scholarships for international students to study MSc programme at the university.
Eligibility to apply for TU Delft Excellence Scholarships
How to apply for TU Delft Excellence Scholarships?
There is no separate application form for TU Delft Excellence Scholarships. The students can apply for the scholarship along with admission application. Click here to know more.
TU Delft Excellence Scholarship is a full scholarship that covers the tuition fee and living expenses. The scholarship is given to 16 eligible candidates every year.
8. Amsterdam Merit Scholarships
The University of Amsterdam offers Amsterdam Merit Scholarships to international students to do Master’s programme. The scholarship is offered for the following courses:
Eligibility to apply for Amsterdam Merit Scholarships
How to apply for Amsterdam Merit Scholarships
The interested candidates may directly contact the respective department for the application information for the scholarship. Click here for more information.
The scholarship amount varies from â¬2,000 to â¬24,000 depending upon the faculty.
9. University of Twente Scholarships
The University of Twente offers scholarships to both international students and students from EU who want to pursue Master’s programme at the university.
How to apply for University of Twente Scholarships
Click here to apply for UTS. In order to apply for the scholarship, the candidate needs a provisional offer letter from the university stating that he/she got admission for one of the master’s programme. The candidate must submit a motivation letter explaining:
The value of the scholarship is between â¬ 6,000 and â¬ 25,000 for one year.
10. VU University Amsterdam Fellowship Programme
The VU University Amsterdam is providing VU University Fellowship Programme to international students to study select Master’s programmes at the university.
Eligibility to apply for VU University Amsterdam Fellowship Programme
How to apply for VU University Amsterdam Fellowship Programme
The candidates must first apply for a Master’s course at the university. Click here to know how to apply online. Once the application is submitted successfully, the candidate must send an email to the admission office stating that he/she is interested in applying for the scholarship.
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