NL Scholarship 2025 | Ministry of Education

Start your study adventure in the Netherlands. Good news! NL Scholarship is currently open. In this article, we will explain in detail about this scholarship, its benefits, and the step-by-step application process.

Holland Government offers NL scholarships for international students for the academic year 2024-2025. This scholarship is available for undergraduate and masters studies and provides the recipient with € 5,000 which can be used to cover tuition fees.

NL Scholarship is accepting applications from non-EEA international Students to pursue undergraduate and master studies at the Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences in Holland. The Holland Scholarship is offered by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science and is awarded to bright students.

Scholarship Summary

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate / Masters
  • Institution(s): Participating research universities and Participating universities of applied sciences
  • Study in: Netherlands
  • Courses Offered: Bachelor’s or Master’s Program in eligible fields of study offered by the participating institutions.
  • Program Period: The grant is awarded for one year and can only be received once.
  • Deadline: February 01, 2025 / May 01, 2025 / June 01, 2024 (The application for the academic year 2024-2025 are now open )

Participating research universities

Below is an overview of the Dutch research universities participating in the NL Scholarship for the 2024-2025 academic year. You can find the specific closing dates and the fields of study for this academic year on the website of the institution you want to apply to.

Participating universities of applied sciences

Below is an overview of the Dutch universities of applied sciences participating in the NL Scholarship for the next academic year.

Scholarship Coverage

NL Scholarship provides the recipient with:

  • Scholarship amount  €5,000.
  • Please note that this is not a full-tuition scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria for NL Scholarship

To qualify for the NL Scholarship, candidates must fulfill all of the following requirements below:

  • Required Languages: English
  • Eligible Countries: Non-EEA International Students
  • You are applying for a full-time bachelor’s or master’s program at one of the participating Dutch higher education institutions.
  • Your nationality is non-EEA.
  • You meet the specific requirements of the institution of your choice. You can find these on the website of the institution. For more click here.
  • You do not have a degree from an educational institution in the Netherlands.

How to apply for the NL Scholarship?

Please follow the following instructions to avail NL Scholarship:

  1. Apply for the NL ScholarshipClick here.
  2. You can find an overview of participating research universities and participating universities of applied sciences and selected fields of study.
  3. Compose a letter of motivation (max. 500 words) to the university, in which you describe why you are a talented student, considering both your academic achievements and extra-curricular activities (e.g. voluntary work).
  4. Indicate in your online application that you are applying for the NL Scholarship and upload your scholarship motivation letter where indicated. The university will contact you to let you know if you have been awarded a scholarship.


To learn more about the NL Scholarship, please visit the official website:

Official Website

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