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Holland Scholarship - University of Twente


The 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 Holland Scholarship is available for students of the UT who want to study, do research or do an internship outside the European Economic Area (EEA).  


Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences (BMS)

no longer available

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS/EWI)


Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET/CTW)


Faculty of Science & Technology (S&T/TNW)


ITC / University College Twente (ATLAS) 


Scholarship amount

The contribution towards your study/internship expenses is a total amount of € 1,250 paid in full before departure.


  • You are going abroad in the UT academic year 2021/2022;
  • You are following a full-time programme at the UT;
  • You are NOT following a double degree program;
  • You will use the scholarship for studying, doing research or an internship with a minimum duration of 2 months and a minimum of 10 ECTS;
  • Scholarships can not be combined with other UT Exchange Scholarships (Erasmus+, TMF) or combined with a Holland Scholarship for International Students.
  • Your study, research or internship will take place in a country outside the EEA.
    (So far, the UK is still imbedded in the Erasmus+ programme. Students going to the UK will therefore still be eligible for Erasmus+. Once this is no longer the case, Holland Scholarship will be available for the UK as well.)
  • A Holland Scholarship is not meant for study or internship in your home country.

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.

After you register your stay abroad in Mobility-Online and 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. International Office reserves the right to deny your Holland 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 Holland Scholarship is made available by: