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Higher education in the Netherlands is expensive while finding scholarship or grant for studying can be a challenging task. One of the ways of paying tuition fees and student life costs could be borrowing finances from the Dutch government. It is possible for EU students under 30 of age, who is going to stay in the Netherlands after graduation.


HAN University of Applied Sciences offers scholarships to all new non-EU students that are enrolled in one of the university’s English-taught Bachelor’s programmes. Scholarship recipients will have their tuition fee reduced by € 2,500 in the first year and will be able to extend this reduction to all 4 years of their study, saving up to € 10,000 in total. HAN also takes part in the Holland Scholarship programme awarding students with one-time grants worth € 5,000.


Radboud University offers a variety of scholarships to exceptional Bachelor’s and Master’s students. These scholarships can substantially reduce tuition fees and, in certain cases, can be used to cover other expenses.


The Hague University of Applied Sciences introduces 54 World Citizen Talent Scholarships for non-European students applying for undergraduate courses for the 2016/17 academic year. Prove you are a world citizen and win a one-time grant of € 5,000!


NHTV Breda University has updated information about tuition fees and scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. New Bachelor's students from outside of EU/EEA can apply for the NHTV Breda’s scholarships and save up to € 7500 in total.



New international students applying for a Research Master’s programme at Tilburg University can take advantage of diverse scholarship opportunities. Most of the bursaries offered can cover a substantial part of tuition fees and living expenses throughout the study term.


Students enrolling in a programme at Webster University in the Netherlands can apply for a scholarship to have their tuition fee reduced. These scholarships are applicable to both graduate and undergraduate programmes and can cover study costs by up to 25% for one year. After the initial one-year period, students can re-apply for a bursary.


A new bursary, named the Holland Scholarship, has been launched in the Netherlands last year. Within its framework, 768 non-EEA international students enrolled in certain Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes at Dutch universities in the 2016-2017 study year will receive a one-time grant worth € 5,000.


Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences awards bursaries to exceptional students enrolled in the university’s degree programmes. The bursaries partially reduce tuition fees and are available for both current and new students at Wittenborg. Only one scholarship can be used at a time by students.


Tilburg University has begun offering a new English-taught Bachelor’s programme in Global Management of Social Issues as of 2015. In its first year, the programme saw 60 students enroll from 21 different countries, 75% of which came to the Netherlands from abroad. International students wishing to join this programme next year can benefit from 10 new scholarships which will cover living expenses and are worth € 10,000 a year, saving students up to € 30,000 in total for all 3 years of studying.