List of Scholarships in The Netherlands for International Students

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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.


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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.


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