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Netherlands Scholarships: Your Ultimate Guide to Funding Your Bachelor’s and Master’s Studies 2025

Let's talk guides! If you have missed deadlines for scholarships in Netherlands for this year, don't despair, here we provide you with a list of most prominent and famous scholarships to study in Netherlands so you can catch the train next time Fully-Prepared.


Here is a detailed list of scholarships in the Netherlands for (mostly) master's as well as some bachelor study programs:


1. NL Scholarship


Value: €5,000 (one-time payment in the first year of studies)

Stipend: None

Official Link: NL Scholarship

Applications Open: October 2024

Deadlines: Vary by the chosen university (usually between February and May)


• Eligibility:

  • Non-EEA nationality

  • Applying for a full-time bachelor's or master's program at a participating Dutch university

  • Meets the specific requirements of the chosen institution.

 

2. Utrecht Excellence Scholarships


Value: Tuition fee waiver or partial tuition fee waiver and €11,000 living expenses per year

Stipend: €11,000 living expenses per year (if applicable)

Applications Open: November 1st 2024

Deadlines: February 1 (for September intake)


Eligibility:

  • Top talent

  • Applying for a master's program at Utrecht University

  • Meets the specific requirements of the program

 

3. University of Twente Scholarships (UTS)


Value: Ranges from €3,000 to €22,000/year

Stipend: None

Applications Open: 15 October 2024

Deadlines: May 1st, 2025


Eligibility:

  • Excellent academic record

  • Applying for a master's program at the University of Twente

  • Meets the specific requirements of the program

 

4. Maastricht University NL-High Potential scholarship programme


Value: Tuition fee waiver and living expenses of € 15,925* (13 months) or € 30,625* (25 months)

Official Link : NL-High Potential scholarship

Applications Open: Vary by program

Deadlines: February 1, 2025


Eligibility:

  • Non-EU/EEA nationality

  • Applying for a master's program at Maastricht University

  • Meets the specific requirements of the program

 

5. University of Amsterdam Merit Scholarships (AMS)


Value: Varies by the faculty ranges between fixed €4000 at some faculties to a Full tuition fee waiver and €25,000 living expenses per year

Stipend: €25,000 living expenses per year (dependent on awarding faculty)

Official Link: AMS scholarship

Deadlines: Vary by Faculty (usually between January and February)


Eligibility:

  • Non-EU/EEA nationality

  • Applying for a master's program at the University of Amsterdam or Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Excellent academic record and outstanding talent

  • Meets the specific requirements of the program

 

6. Radboud University Fulbright-Radboud Scholarships


Value: Partial scholarship

Stipend: Monthly Instalments of €1,550 for 2 years + coverage of Travel and visa costs

Deadlines: Currently open until 8th Oct. 2024


Eligibility

  • American Citizen

  • Admitted to a master's program at Radboud University

  • Excellent academic results

  • Meets the Fulbright U.S. Student Program Eligiblity requirements

  • Meets the specific requirements of the chosen program

 

7. Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Programme (LExS)


Value: €10,000, €15,000, or total tuition fee minus the statutory tuition fee

Stipend: None

Official Link: LExS Scholarship

Deadlines: 1 Feb for programmes starting 1 Sept / 1 Oct for programmes starting 1 Feb


Eligibility:

  • Non-EU/EEA nationality

  • Admitted to a master's program at Leiden University

  • Excellent academic results

  • Meets the specific requirements of the program

 

8. TU Delft University Justus & Louise van Effen Excellence Scholarships


Value: Full tuition fee waiver for two years and €10,500 living expenses per year

Stipend: €10,500 living expenses per year

Deadlines: 1 December (for programs commencing in the fall semester next year)


Eligibility:

  • You are an excellent international applicant (conditionally) admitted to one of the 2-year regular TU Delft MSc programmes (not a Joint Education Programme).

  • You have a bachelor degree from an internationally renowned university outside of The Netherlands.

  • You have submitted a complete MSc application before the scholarship deadline.

 

9. Eric Bleumink Fund Scholarship at University of Groningen

Value: The grant covers tuition fee, costs of international travel, subsistence, books, and health insurance.

Stipend: Unspecified Monthly living stipend

Deadline: Usually by December 1st


Eligibility and Conditions

  • It is not possible to actively apply for an Eric Bleumink Fund Scholarship. Only Suitable candidates will be informed about a nomination.

  • The University of Groningen Admission Office, in consultation with the Admission Boards of its faculties, will determine which applicants will be nominated for an Eric Bleumink Fund scholarship.

  • Only applicants who have received a provisional or unconditional admission offer for a master programme before February can thus be considered. In order to allow for enough time to process the application to a master programme by the Admission Office, such a master application should be completed by the applicant before 1st of December.


 

Conclusion

And there you have it, we gave you a nonexhaustive list of scholarships in Netherlands, but do remember, what is mentioned here is not a full list of scholarships available, and also remember that eligibility Criteria mentioned here are very general, there are more detailed eligibility criteria that are related to each scholarship mentioned above, you can read more about each scholarship by navigating to the official website using the links provided above.

 



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