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DUO Tuition and Course Grant

Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO) is, among other things, responsible for the distribution of Dutch student grants.

DUO can provide financial support to international students as well, through grants or loans.

Scholarship value

  • Loan
  • Supplementary grant (depending on parental income)
  • Student travel product
  • Tuition fees (loan)

Please note: You always have to pay back the loan. The student travel product and supplementary grant are converted into a gift if you graduate within 10 years. Otherwise you will have to repay them as well.

Bachelor's programmes
Advanced Technology

This uniquely multidisciplinary, 3-year, English-taught Bachelor’s will prepare you for an exciting career as researcher, consultant, engineer or entrepreneur in almost any area of science and tech.

Applied Mathematics

The 3-year English-taught Bachelor’s in Applied Mathematics will equip you to bring mathematical clarity to complex societal challenges in mobility, technology, banking, healthcare or the environment.

Applied Physics

This Dutch-taught Bachelor’s will equip you to develop fundamental knowledge of physics, converting it into working technologies that impact society.

Biomedical Technology

Biomedical Technology is an engineering programme in which you get to design and develop a new healthcare technology. Think rehabilitation robots, artificial organs, medical scans, and prostheses.

Business Information Technology

This three-year English-taught Bachelor’s will give you both the business and the IT expertise you need to help companies perform better and more sustainably in our rapidly digitalising society.

Chemical Science & Engineering

Become an expert in understanding, designing and developing new, sustainable processes, materials and solutions, using chemistry as your starting point.

Civil Engineering

This three-year English-taught Bachelor’s degree will equip you with both the technical and the non-technical expertise you need to design, construct and manage complex civil engineering challenges.

Communication Science

Learn about new technologies and how they relate to communication. You will discover how to influence behaviour and experience through multisensory design in today's fast-changing world.

Creative Technology

How can you use cutting-edge technology to create user interaction and contribute to a better future for people and society? This Bachelor's will equip you to design and build innovative solutions.

Electrical Engineering

This English-taught programme will equip you to help shape tomorrow’s world by developing and improving high-tech solutions for practical problems in an increasingly broad range of societal domains.

Health Sciences

Do you want to contribute to improvements and renewal in the healthcare sector? Throughout this Bachelor's you will learn to look at healthcare from different perspectives.

Industrial Design Engineering

This three-year English-taught Bachelor’s will equip you to combine creativity with technology and engineering to design or improve products that benefit people, industry and society.

Industrial Engineering & Management

Become a creative, multidisciplinary manager who can combine technological know-how with engineering and management skills.

International Business Administration

This 3-year, English-taught programme will prepare you for an international business career, giving you a holistic vision that encompasses products, processes, technology, the environment and people.

Management, Society & Technology

This English-taught BSc programme will equip you to couple leadership, public management and policy with the forces of technology, becoming a (re-)designer of tomorrow’s tech-based society.

Mechanical Engineering

This 3-year English-taught Bachelor’s will make you an expert in the technologies society runs on, equipping you to invent, design, improve and maintain devices, machines, constructions and processes.

Psychology

Become an ‘intervention engineer’ skilled in combining in-depth psychological insight and technological expertise with 21st-century problem-solving.

Technical Computer Science

This three-year English-taught bachelor’s will equip you to combine computer science with technology and engineering for creating many different solutions for people, businesses and society.

Technical Medicine

As a technical physician you are the linking pin between medicine and technology. You will learn to apply existing technology in innovative ways in order to optimise diagnostics and treatment methods.

University College Twente (ATLAS)

This one-of-a-kind, multidisciplinary, English-taught programme integrates social and technical perspectives in a new approach that educates tomorrow’s engineers at Honours level.

Master's programmes
Applied Mathematics

As an applied mathematician, you occupy a key position in the scientific world. Through mathematical models, you grasp the essence of a problem and see links between seemingly unrelated phenomena.

Applied Physics

Apply yourself to one of the oldest fields of science: physics. Gain fundamental insights into your own research field while honing your research skills.

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering is about the design and development of healthcare technology to improve lives: from rehabilitation robots and artificial organs, to imaging techniques and prosthetics.

Business Administration

Do you want to devise solutions to complex and global business problems? We will teach you how to apply scientific methods in practice and equip you for a successful career in the business world.

Business Information Technology

The Master’s in Business Information Technology makes you an expert in IT-based business innovation, with the skills to devise new services and radically improve the way businesses work.

Cartography

Cartography is an Erasmus Mundus Master of Science programme of four universities in München, Wien, Dresden and Enschede. It focusses on a broad education in cartography and geoinformatics.

Chemical Science and Engineering

Chemical Engineering encompasses the fields of chemistry, materials science and process engineering. Chemical engineers are also well versed in areas such as fluid dynamics and thermodynamics.

Civil Engineering & Management

If you are eager to focus on both the technical and non-technical aspects of civil engineering projects and systems, then the Master’s in Civil Engineering and Management is the programme for you.

Communication Science

This one-year, English-taught Master’s degree will make become a highly valued communication specialist, equipped to help people and organizations navigate technological advances and societal shifts.

Computer Science

Computer Science is omnipresent in modern society. Latest hardware and software developments are crucial in domains such as social media, security, health, energy, ICT systems, finance and telecom.

Construction Management & Engineering

Complex, innovative and multidisciplinary projects in a dynamic environment require a new breed of engineers who are able to expertly combine engineering knowledge with management skills.

Educational Science & Technology

This one-year English-taught MSc programme combines the science of learning with the role of 21st-century technology, equipping you to help people of all ages and stages of life learn successfully.

Electrical Engineering

This master's challenges you to develop new methods and technologies for high-tech electronics-based systems in nanotechnology, robotics, electronics, telecommunication or biomedical systems.

Embedded Systems

This master’s focuses on the design of embedded systems: the hardware and software that control a device, process or system, e.g. smart phones, pacemakers, chip sets or navigation systems.

Environmental & Energy Management

The one-year, English-taught Environmental & Energy Management Master’s will equip you to lead, manage and govern socio-technological change processes related to energy, water and the environment.

European Studies

Managing Europe is a complex challenge. The Master’s in European Studies gives you the expertise to operate in this fascinating environment where various levels of government come together.

Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

This programme takes an application-oriented approach to collecting, processing, analyzing and visualizing spatial data. Graduates are at the forefront of one of today’s fastest growing industries.

Geographic Information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modeling and Natural Resource Management (iGEON) (online course)

A high quality Master’s through e-learning with focus on Geographic Information Systems and Earth Observation for environmental modeling and natural resource management.

Geographical Information Management and Applications

This Master’s programme aims to educate students and professionals to become all-round managers and/or researchers in the field of geo-information.

Geographical Information Management and Applications – Parttime

This Master’s programme aims to educate students and professionals to become all-round managers and/or researchers in the field of geo-information.

Health Sciences

The programme focusses on the use of technology and innovation for improving healthcare.

Industrial Design Engineering

Combine design and engineering in creating innovative products that enrich people’s lives. During this two-year Master’s, you learn to optimise both products and the development processes involved.

Industrial Engineering & Management

Become a creative, multidisciplinary manager with both technological know-how and engineering and management skills and optimise processes and solve problems in complex, globally active organisations.

Interaction Technology

Interaction Technology combines principles from electrical engineering and IT with the analysis of human behaviour and storytelling.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers focus on the design, analyses and maintenance of machinery, structures and products. The Master’s programme in Mechanical Engineering zooms in on one of these disciplines.

Nanotechnology

The two-year MSc programme in Nanotechnology focuses on the design, creation and study of functional materials, structures, devices and systems by directly controlling matter on the nanometre scale.

Philosophy of Science, Technology & Society

Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society is the premier Master's programme for learning how to critically analyse and assess the impact of scientific and technological developments on society.

Psychology

What makes people act the way they do? And how can we use psychological expertise to solve real-life problems? You will tackle these questions and more in the Master’s programme in Psychology.

Public Administration

In this one-year, English-taught Master’s, you will combine public administration with 21st-century skills and cross-disciplinary, technology-oriented research in a societal domain you care about.

Science Education and Communication

During this two-year, Dutch-taught Master’s programme you learn to creatively use your passion for mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science or design to help students, schools and society.

Social Sciences and Humanities Education

On completing this one or two-year Master’s programme you will be a humanities and social sciences teacher or a well-rounded educational manager with a firm grasp of technology’s impact on society.

Spatial Engineering

The Master’s programme Spatial Engineering prepares you to address major multi-level spatial problems with a combination of technical and socio-economic knowledge.

Sustainable Energy Technology

The Master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Technology (SET) enables you to become an engineer with in-depth knowledge on renewable energy technologies.

Systems & Control

This two-year master’s programme teaches you how to control the behaviour of dynamic phenomena and systems in interaction with their environment.

Technical Medicine

We educate a new kind of technical-medical professional who improves patient safety, diagnosis, and treatment through the innovative use of medical technology in direct patient care.

Water Technology

Solving global water problems requires a multidisciplinary approach of knowledge and skills. That is why the Wetsus Insitute and three Dutch universities offer a joint degree in Water Technology.

Countries eligible for this scholarship
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

Application requirements

You must:

  • have been living in the Netherlands for 5 consecutive years or more. Or if you (or your non-Dutch parent or partner) are working in the Netherlands for at least 56 hours per month.
    • Do you not have the nationality of an EU/EEA-country or Switzerland? Then you still qualify for student finance if you have a residence permit type II, III or IV. Check the Nationality chart for more information.
  • be under the age of 30 when you apply
  • registered in full-time or dual education for an accredited course at a funded or recognized institute of higher education or university. Take a course in the Netherlands that qualifies for an allowance or a grant.
  • have a citizen service number (in Dutch: burgerservicenummer) in the Netherlands
  • have a bank account, other than a savings account, in the Netherlands

Please note: Exchange students are not eligible for a tuition grant.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION

At least one month before first payment.

How to apply

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