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NN Future Matters Scholarship

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With the NN Future Matters scholarship and coaching programme Nationale Nederlanden (NN) aims to help students to engage in their professional development.

Scholarship Information

One of the priorities for NN is to build the economic capabilities of today's young people. The Future Matters scholarship initiative is one of the ways in which young people gain access to relevant means and expertise to take the future into their own hands. NN takes social responsibility very seriously and is pleased to offer young people who need support access to NN means and expertise. The student will be matched with an NN-mentor who will coach the student throughout the studies.

The University of Twente is one of the participating universities. The NN Future Matters scholarships are only available for UT Master programmes decidated to the field of finance, risk management, economics, data science, entrepeneurship and IT. For the UT this applies to the following programmes with the particular specialisations:

o   Applied Mathematics, specialization in Mathematics for Data Science

o   Business Administration, specialization in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Strategy

o   Business Administration, specialization Digital Business

o   Business Administration, specialization Financial Management

o   Business Information Technology, specialization in Data Science and Business

o   Business Information Technology, specialization in Enterprise Architecture & IT Management

o   Computer Science, specialization in Data Science & Technology

o   Computer Science, specialization in Cyber Security

o   Computer Science, specialization in Software Technology

o   Computer Science, specialization in Internet Science & Technology

o   Electrical Engineering, specialization Computer Vision Biometrics

After the application deadline the NN Group and NUFFIC will assess all eligible applications and select the applicants who will be granted the scholarship. All applicants are informed about the results by mid June of each year.

Scholarship value

The scholarship consists of an amount of EUR 5,000 (students may request for the same scholarship for the 2nd year of study at the UT). The scholarship is paid at EUR 4,500 in two installments of EUR 2,250 each during the academic year and EUR 500 at the end of the studies (except for students from Turkey and Japan).

Students from non-EEA countries like Turkey and Japan pay a much higher tuition fee than EEA students. Therefore, the scholarship for Turkish and Japanese students is larger (up to a maximum of EUR 20,000).

NB: students may apply for this scholarship for the first year. An application for the 2nd year of study may be submitted too, but we cannot guarantee students will obtain the latter.

Payments of this scholarship will be done directly from NUFFIC to the scholarship holder/student. The student is individually responsible to pay tuition fee to the UT. Only for students from Turkey and Japan the tution fee will be paid directly from NUFFIC to the UT. 

Countries eligible for this scholarship
  • Belgium
  • Czechia
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Turkey

Application requirements

Application criteria:

Documents to be uploaded in the NUFFIC application system as indicated in detail on the NUFFIC website:

Submit one application. If you consider more than 2 study programmes, please name them in the remarks field of your application. If you submit more than one application, only the most recently submitted application will be taken into consideration. The others will be cancelled.

If you have any questions please e-mail nnfuturematters@nuffic.nl.

How to apply

Apply online for the NN Future Matters scholarship at www.studyinholland.nl/nnfuturematters.