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Holland Scholarships presented to incoming and outgoing students

31 August 2016
The Holland Scholarship students with Prof. Sibrand Poppema (Photo: Marcel Spanjer)

On Tuesday 30 August a number of Holland Scholarships were presented by Prof. Sibrand Poppema, the President of the Board of the University of Groningen. Thirty-two students from 13 different countries attended the ceremony to receive their scholarship. A total of 43 candidates from outside EU/EEA and 41 RUG candidates were awarded a Holland Scholarship.

Holland Scholarship

The Holland Scholarship is a grant awarded by EP/Nuffic and financed by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in collaboration with the Dutch universities. The grant is intended for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who come to the Netherlands to follow a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme. Grants are also available for Dutch students who are going abroad to study.

Gaining international experience

The scholarship presentation ceremony took place in the Senate Room of the Academy Building. Prof. Poppema gave a speech, in which he explained that the scholarship had been developed in collaboration with the Minister of Education, Culture and Science with a dual purpose: to enable talented students from abroad to study in the Netherlands, and to give Dutch students the opportunity to gain valuable experience abroad. Moreover, these students also function as ambassadors for the quality of our teaching.

This was the second time that the Holland Scholarships were awarded. A new round will be organized for academic year 2017 – 2018.

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