NL Scholarship

NL Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, as well as several Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences.

For whom?

This scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands. Are you ready for the chance of a lifetime?

Apply for the NL Scholarship (formerly known as Holland Scholarship)!


The scholarship is worth € 5,000. You will receive this in the first year of the programme (‘Learning and Innovation Master’s – Christian Education Track’). Please note that this is not a full-tuition scholarship. 

Application criteria

  • Your nationality is non-EEA.
  • You are applying for a full-time bachelor’s or master’s programme at one of the participating Dutch higher education institutions. 
  • You meet the specific requirements of the institution of your choice. You can find these on the website of the institution.
  • You do not have a degree from an education institution in the Netherlands.

How to apply

All international students from non-EEA countries applying to the Master's in Christian Education program will be included in the selection procedure for the Holland Scholarships.

Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year will open in November 2023.
First deadline:  1 May 2024.

Terms and conditions

Read more about the NL scholarship

The NL Scholarship is made possible by:

  • Vereniging Hogescholen
  • Ministerie van OCW
  • Universiteiten van Nederland
  • Nuffic