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Scholarship of the month: NL Scholarship

The NL Scholarship (formerly known as Holland Scholarship) is designed for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the Netherlands. 

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    Grace McCabe

    Content Writer, THE Student
    May 13 2024
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    Applications for the NL Scholarship 2024-25 are currently open. Deadlines are specific to each participating institution so make sure you check your chosen university website for further information. 

    This scholarship, supported by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science along with various Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences, offers an opportunity for students worldwide to study in the Netherlands. 

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    The scholarship grants a one-off payment of €5,000 to recipients in the first year of their studies. It’s important to note that this scholarship does not cover the full tuition fees 

    To be eligible for the NL Scholarship, applicants must meet several criteria. First, they must be a non-EEA national. Second, they need to have applied for a full-time bachelor’s or master’s programme at one of the participating Dutch higher education institutions 

    Additionally, applicants must ensure they meet the specific requirements set by their chosen institution, which can be found on the institution’s website. These may include specific application forms, recommendation letters, personal statements and questionnaires, depending on individual programmes. 

    Finally, applicants should not already hold a degree from an educational institution in the Netherlands.

    Students can apply through their chosen university’s website and can contact their university for any further details. 

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    The list of participating institutions may vary each year.  

    The participating research universities for 2024-25 include: 

    The participating universities of applied sciences include: 

    Find out more about scholarships for international students here. 


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