Application & requirements

Deadlines for application

Application round 1: 1 February 2018

Application round 2: 1 May 2018

Application rounds

Application round 1: Opens 1 October.

Application round 2: Opens 1 February.

Requirements for application

In order to be eligible for a Holland Scholarship, you should meet all the requirements below.

  • Your programme starts in the academic year 2018/2019
  • You have not studied in the Netherlands before for a full degree (e.g. a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree);
  • You are from a non-EU/EEA country;
  • You are an excellent student (i.e. CGPA of 7.5 (out of 10)).
  • You have been (provisionally) admitted to one of the qualifying study programmes (Please note: After completion of your application, it may take up to 8 weeks before you receive the results).
  • You comply with the conditions for obtaining an entry visa in the Netherlands (if applicable);
  • You comply with the general English language test requirement Academic IELTS 6.5 (or TOEFL iBT of 90) and an additional 6.0 (TOEFL iBT 20) on the subscore of speaking skills
  • You are not eligible for a Dutch study grant;


Application for Holland Scholarship for the academic year 2018/19 will open on 1 October 2017
You have to apply for a Bachelor's or Master's programme first. Once you have applied for a Bachelor's or Master's programme, you can apply here with your student number.