NL Scholarship - University of Twente


The NL Scholarship (formerly known as Holland Scholarship) is a scholarship made available by the Dutch Ministry of Education Culture and Science and Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. It is meant for students who want to study, research, or an internship outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

This scholarship is meant for UT students intending to study abroad. For scholarships for degree-seeking students intending to study at the UT, please visit the Scholarship Finder

For whom?

The NL Scholarship is available for students of the UT who want to study, do research or do an internship outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
There is a limited number of NL Scholarships available. Each faculty can allocate a small amount of grants. There are no more scholarships available for academic year 2023-2024.

Scholarship amount

The contribution towards your study/internship expenses is a total amount of € 2,500 paid in full before departure.


How to apply

We recommend that you apply for the scholarship at least 2 months before you plan to go abroad. Your scholarship application (the 'before the mobility' section in Mobility-Online) must be finalized two weeks before departure.

All applications will take place via registration in Mobility Online. In order to apply, each mobility must be registered via a registration form. Registration forms can be found via this link (see quicklinks at the bottom of the page). After you have registered the mobility (once), you can login to your Mobility Online environment. Once your mobility has been approved by your faculty contact person, you will reach the scholarship questions in your workflow. After you have answer the scholarship question, a scholarship will automatically be allocated to you. You can not specifically apply for a specific scholarship; scholarships are allocated by the scholarship officer based on availability and eligibility. If you are eligible for more than one scholarship, the scholarship with the highest scholarship amount will be allocated (depending on availability).

A limited number of scholarships is available! 


The UT does not provide financial support for study/internship in areas or countries considered unsafe (in Dutch: ‘onveilig’) by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Scholarship Office reserves the right to deny your NL Scholarship application based on additional safety information. For detailed information (in Dutch) about the safety of countries worldwide, please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (link below). Keep in mind that a study/internship abroad is always considered a non-essential trip.

MinBuza Travel Advice Website


You can find information about the Holland Scholarship on the WilWeg website, which contains various information about studying, doing research or internships abroad in general. Moreover, you will also find some testimonials of students.


If you have any questions about Holland Scholarship or other outgoing scholarships at the UT, please email our Scholarship Office at

The NL Scholarship is made available by: