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List of Scholarships in The Netherlands for International Students 2021/2022

Some universities and organizations offer scholarships for international students to study for Undergraduate, Masters or PhD degrees in Netherlands.

We have compiled a list of scholarships in Netherlands for international students. Most of these scholarships are awarded annually. Take note of the deadline period for next application.

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Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) Fellowships for Students in Developing Countries to Study in The Netherlands

The Orange Knowledge Programme, a new phase of the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals and institutions in higher and vocational education.

Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) Internship (Fully-funded to Netherlands & €800 Stipend) 

CTA has an opening for an intern within the Corporate Services Department (CSD). The Corporate Services Department provides all the Centre’s needs in the areas of infrastructure, budget management, personnel management, contractual affairs, information & technology.

African Studies Centre Leiden-International Institute for Asian Studies (ASCL-IIAS) Joint Fellowship Programme for Research Study in The Netherlands 

This fellowship is jointly offered by IIAS and the African Studies Centre in Leiden to attract researchers whose work is informed by current theoretical debates in the social sciences and humanities over global connectivities and who are able to critically engage with shifting paradigms  in “area studies” beyond the ways in which these have traditionally been conceived in the West.

TU Delft Scholarships

Utrecht Excellence Scholarships for International Students
The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship offers a number of undergraduate and Master’s scholarship awards to highly talented prospective international students, with the opportunity to pursue a degree in a selected number of fields at Utrecht University.

Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme (LExS) Netherland

Masters scholarships for students of any nationality to pursue postgraduate degree in Law, International Relations and Diplomacy and other programmes at Leiden University Netherlands

Leiden University Mandela Scholarship Fund for South African Students

For Exchange and Study Abroad students from South Africa who would like to study at Leiden University for one semester. The scholarship will be awarded for a maximum of five months.

Holland Scholarship for Internationals students – Bachelors & Masters

The Netherlands Government through the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science as well as several Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences is offering the Holland Scholarship for International students to study for Undergraduate and Master’s programme.

Our World Citizen Talent Bachelors Scholarships in Netherlands for 54 International Students

The Hague University offer a total of 54 scholarships to students who would like to start their bachelor programme at the univeristy. 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. The university is an educational united nations of 146 nationalities, where everyone speaks English. You will be taught by both local and international lecturers who have an easy way of interacting with the students.

RSM MBA Scholarships for International Students in Netherlands

Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University is offering scholarships for international students to study for full-time MBA Programme.

RNTC Media & Journalism Scholarships for African & Developing Countries in Netherlands

RNTC Netherlands through the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP), MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Scholarship Programme offers Fellowships for Sub-Saharan African and Developing Countries in Media and Journalism.

VU University Masters Scholarships for International Students in Amsterdam

The VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) offers talented prospective students the unique opportunity to pursue a degree in a selection of Master’s programmes at VU University. VU University has committed to providing approximately 1 million euro towards attracting highly motivated, excellent students.

Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (AES) for International students 

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands is offering the Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship(AES) for 15 International students to study for Masters degree.

Amsterdam Merit Scholarships (AMS) for International Masters Students

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands is offering the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship (AMS) for 15 Outstanding Master’s students from outside the EU/EEA who are applying for a regular Master’s programme (1 year).

Paul Speijer Postgraduate Scholarship Fund at Wageningen University Netherland for African Students

The Paul Speijer postgraduate scholarship fund is offered to African students to study their Masters Degree in Netherland at Wageningen University. The candidates for the Paul Speijer scholarship fund are graduate students who have completed a Bachelor of Science- BSc Degree in Plant Sciences or Agronomy with outstanding results, who are currently working as a professional in a local research institute and who will use a Masters MSc-level postgraduate education to become leader in their field.

WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships for Nature Conservation- Netherland

The WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships (PBS) are awarded to students from developing countries who wish to pursue formal studies or professional training in the field of Natural conservation. The aim of the Scholarships is to provide financial support to students who wish to pursue short-term professional training or formal studies that will help them contribute effectively to conservation efforts in their country.
Deadline for submission is mid-January of each year.


Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport.

University of Twente Scholarship (UTS) for International Students

The University Twente Scholarship (UTS) is a scholarship for excellent students from both EU/EEA as well as non-EU/EEA countries, applying for a graduate programme (MSc) at the University of Twente.

UN-Nippon Fellowship Programme in Ocean Affairs for Coastal Developing Countries

The main objective of the fellowship is to provide opportunities for advanced education and training in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea, and related disciplines including marine science, to Government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing coastal States, so that they may obtain the necessary knowledge to assist their countries to formulate comprehensive ocean policy and to implement the legal regime set out in UNCLOS and related instruments.

Erasmus Mundus Masters Scholarships in Journalism, Media and Globalization

The Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Journalism, Media and Globalisation welcomes applications from graduate students around the world. You can apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, or as a self-funded student. The scholarships are divided into category A and B scholarships.

Eric Bleumink Funds for Developing Countries at University of Groningen – The Netherlands

The University of Groningen is offering research grants to students from developing countries wishing to undertake their masters programme in Holland.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Masters Scholarships at IHE Delft

Fifteen top talents will be admitted to the first edition of the MSc in Sanitation (academic cohort 2018-2019) and will receive a scholarship.

University of Twente Kipaji Masters Scholarship for Students from Developing Countries

The Kipaji Scholarship Fund is founded especially for talented students from countries with upcoming economies, like in parts of South America, Africa and Asia.

International Court of Justice (ICJ) University Traineeship Programme – The Hague, Netherlands

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) invites applications for the University Traineeship Programme for 2018-2019. Participation in the programme is limited to nominating universities that accept the conditions indicated in the post description and meet the additional requirements.

World Citizen Talent Scholarship for International Students

Each year, 54 (one-time) scholarships each worth EUR 5,000 are available to prospective bachelor’s or master’s degree students.

Professor De Winter Scholarship at University of Twente, Netherlands

The Professor De Winter scholarship is provided by Mrs. De Winter, the widow of Prof. Herman de Winter. Professor De Winter was one of the founders of the research and education department of the former Technical College Twente.

  1. Debabrata roy says

    I wants to know about the procedure to get the full scholarship in VU University for the course Journelism (advertisement)2012, and other details information including Application Form etc.

  2. abebe says


  3. Fentahun Alemu says

    I am Fentahun Alemu from Ethiopia .I have a bachlor degree in History. I am working in a local (NGO) Non goverenmental organization as project coordniator for HIV/AIDS project in margnalized woredas of Hamer and Bena tsemay if you have offered me free schloarship. I want to study sociology or social antrpohology

    thank you

    1. Loai says

      Dear sirs
      I am from Syria.
      I got M Res (master of research).Chemistry
      I want to study directly the PhD in environmental chemistry or analytical chemistry in a proper university and to get a full scholarship.

  4. Iman.M says

    I hereby to submit my kind request to your esteemed organization to seek for Grant/fund in pursuing my further studies.

    I am a Tanzanian woman aged 31 years old. Holding bachelor of Business administration completed on 2005 from Zanzibar University. I have been struggling for more than two years to have enough money for doing my further studies but to the moment not yet achieved them. On 14th June 2010 I got a scholarship under Dubai bank for MBA studies of The University of Wales, is a co federal University it has accredited institutions throughout Wales and the United Kingdom. The course fees were £14,500 however they offered me a scholarship to £7250 with condition -To reserve my place on the course they would need to receive a deposit of £3000. Once they have received this deposit, application form and copy of passport we would be able to reserve your place on the course and issue your acceptance letter if needed for VISA. The remaining fees would need to be received by the beginning of your course.

    2nd condition was ’’By completing the MBA you would then be eligible to remain and work in the UK for an additional 2 years after your course ends’’.

    http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk/tier1/poststudy/#header2. My consultant was Victoria Burnett has an email address’’ [email protected]’’

    Frankly speaking I have failed to get this money up to the moment. This frustrating me much. Though I was ready for all those conditions.

    As my aim is to achieve academic, personal and professional success. I just found that from London school of Business and Finance(The university of Wales) MBA program I will achieve all these. I wish to become an Inspiring leader in this competitive world of Business where by in my country women are treated as home care resources. I wish to prove them that women can Lead. We have strong clusters of activity in both traditional and high technology areas. We have no finance because majority no nothing on sources and little percent champions accelerating but lack support and

    hence leads to less expansion of the innovation networks. Understanding innovation for value creation and innovation-led economic

    development, we can make breakthroughs that are needed right now and in the future.

    From LSBF I will hold tools and knowledge on economic reality of each market. My success will be targeting also on encouraging and helping women in my country to engage on economic activities such as entrepreneurship .From my understanding and experiencing on cultural significance and economy in general of the all market I believe that I will develop a sustainable competitive advantage to perform in hypercompetitive and globalised business environment. Hence I am proud of being a most inspiring leader on business and management.

    I am ready to study anywhere you will need for me to study in order to fulfill my desire and prove into my nation that woman can lead positively, is a matter of commitment and understanding.

    With kind regards,


    Email Address’’[email protected]’’

  5. saleh says

    i am martial arts master & i want to study in physical education in netherland

  6. Panga Meshack says

    I’m third year student doing bachelor of science in agriculture general at Sokoine University of Agriculture(Tanzania. Hopefully at the end of this semister i will be awarded. I wish to pursue my masters degree in plant biotechnology via international scholarship with full grant. Franky I desire to study abroad especially scandnavian countries and asiaan(Japan).

  7. Alain Fabrice Yinkfu says

    I wants to know about the procedure to get the full scholarship in VU University.

  8. IKEM JOE says

    please i want to know as soon as possible any free science and technology university in netherland that is still possible for this year or next year… with there requirements and procedues. please i am applying from Nigeria. i need some guide lines. thanks

  9. Seif Mamo Fantahun says

    first i would like to thanks for your invitation. i have an interest to join your master program. my email was [email protected]

  10. Oxlade Sylvia says

    firstly i thank you for your invitation.and then i feel i can join for my bachelor degree.my email is [email protected]

  11. Odeyemi Adebowale says

    I need a postdoctoral position

  12. Odeyemi Adebowale says

    I need postdoctoral position in environmental Microbiology. My email- [email protected]

  13. Phineas Chauke says

    I need a distance learning masters scholarship in marketing or strategic management my email is [email protected]

  14. bezabih says

    I am Bezabih Wondimu, from Ethiopia. I want to take a short term training in education, research and pedagogical issues in Netherlands. How can I get a chance? please tell me how.

  15. Samuel Valentino says

    Iam Samuel Valentino From South Sudan I already have BSc Honor Degree from university of since 2002 currently working with ministry of water resources and irrigation as a water quality analyst i ‘m interest to study Msc in water quality management or environmental engineering looking for funding.

    this will equip me to water pollution issues and environmental protection. Please give a helping hand and thanks.

    Samuel Valentino
    South Sudan – Juba
    +211 928 094 040

  16. Sunil Banjara says

    I am a geoinformatics masters student of kathmandu university, nepal. I had to pay for my academic degrees.I had applied for summer school at wageningen, neitherlands and had already been selected for the participation. But the fact is that only in the course, i have got subsidies; not for the stay and my travel ticket to amsterdams. I am very much interested for the participation to get knowledge of R for my academic supports and looking for assistantship for travel and my stay there; if possible could you please assist. I am looking for helping hands.
    Sunil Banjara
    M.sc geoinformatics student of kathmandu university Nepal

  17. Dinchi andrew tyem says

    Am a dinchi Andrew tyem from Nigeria.
    Masters degree in biochemistry and need a PHD with full scholarship.

  18. Janaka Gunathilaka says

    I am an English medium Geography teacher and I have been teaching for about 25 years. Is there any opportunity for me to study Geography further in any university.

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