Study in the Netherlands for free with the 2025 HAN University Scholarships

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Beginning in February 2025, do you want to study in the HAN University of Applied Sciences bachelor’s or master’s degree program? Whether you are a student from a non-EU/EEA nation, you might be eligible for a HAN University Scholarship. In this post, we will go over how to apply for this exciting scholarship.

When is Application Deadline:

Application Deadline for the February 2025 Semester: Apply by October 1, 2024.

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Which Fields are Eligible?

Applied Sciences


Bachelor’s or master’s degree program scholarship

Who can Apply for the HAN University Scholarships?

You might be a strong candidate for one of the HAN scholarships if you are from a non-EU/EEA nation and you have achieved notable progress in both your academic and personal development. However, if you don’t meet these requirements, you might want to check the Study in NL website or organizations in your own nation for further scholarships.

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Which Countries are Eligible?

All nationalities.

How Many Awards?

This table outlines the HAN Scholarships for 2025, detailing maximum amounts, eligibility, and payment breakdowns for both bachelor and master students from non-EU/EEA countries:

Bachelor Students
HAN NL Scholarship€12,500Non-EU/EEA students€2,500 per semester for the first year, then €2,500 per year for the next three years (contingent on earning 45 credits each year).
Honors Scholarship€7,500Non-EU/EEA students who did not receive a HAN NL Scholarship in the first year€2,500 starting in the second year and for each following year (contingent on earning 45 credits each year).
Master Students
HAN NL Scholarship€5,000Non-EU/EEA students€2,500 per semester.
Honors Scholarship€2,500Non-EU/EEA students who did not receive a HAN NL Scholarship in the first semesterA one-time payment of €2,500 in the second semester.

Eligibility and Requirements for the HAN University Scholarships

To qualify for a HAN scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a national of a country outside the EU/EEA.
  • Do not hold a degree from an educational institution in the Netherlands.
  • Have not previously been enrolled in a degree program at a Dutch university or university of applied sciences.
  • Be accepted into a full-time English-taught degree program at HAN.
  • Have an IELTS score of at least 6.5, a TOEFL iBT score of at least 90, or a Cambridge Certificate (CAE or CPE).

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How to Apply for the HAN University Scholarships:

1. Apply and Get Accepted into a Degree Program

Apply for a degree program at HAN and ensure you are accepted before the relevant deadline. Once accepted and if you meet all scholarship requirements, you will receive an email inviting you to apply for a scholarship.

2. Prepare Your Scholarship Application

Prepare the following items:

  • Motivation Letter: Explain why you will be a successful HAN student.
  • Video (maximum of 3 minutes): Address these points:
    • Describe yourself and your strengths.
    • What would your teachers or friends say about you?
    • Discuss your chosen course of study at HAN.
    • Describe your role in a team based on your personality and experience.
    • Outline your career ambitions and where you see yourself in 10 years.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).

3. Submit Your Application: Submit your application through the link ( Include all the items prepared in step 2.

4. Receive Results: You will receive an email notification about the scholarship award on November 3, 2024.

5. Accept the Scholarship: Send your written acceptance of the scholarship by the date specified in your award notification letter.

Visit Award Webpage for Details


Are the HAN scholarships full scholarships?

No. The HAN scholarships are € 2,500 per term or year. Your cost of living will be at least € 1,000 per month, or € 12,000 per year. Add tuition fees to that, and you need around € 20,000 in total per academic year. So, if you are granted a scholarship worth € 2,500 per academic year or term, you still need around € 15,000 to € 18,000 per academic year to cover your costs.

When are the scholarships paid?

  1. Receiving your scholarship per semester? This counts for the first year of the HAN NL Scholarship. Then you’ll be paid in:
September startersOctober and March
February startersMarch and October
  1. Receiving your scholarship per year? This counts for the HAN Honors Scholarship and the remaining years of the HAN NL Scholarship. Then you’ll be paid in:
September startersOctober                   
February startersMarch
  1. Keep in mind that you can only receive the scholarship payment if:

You’re enrolled as a HAN student.

You have a Dutch bank account in your name.

What about dual nationality?

Are you a dual national? Spanish and Venezuelan, for example. So EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA? Your EU/EEA nationality will be used as your first nationality. This means you can’t apply for a HAN scholarship. But it does qualify you to pay the EU/EEA tuition fee. This is much lower than the non-EU/EEA fee combined with a HAN scholarship.

Can you combine scholarships?

You cannot combine two HAN scholarships. But you can combine a HAN scholarship with a scholarship from another organization.


Got a question? Contact us at ASK HAN. We’re happy to help!


  • Okechukwu Liberty is a graduate of Mass Communication and a content writer for AfterSchoolAfrica. He is dedicated to researching scholarship and empowerment opportunities to students looking to study abroad.

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