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Holland Scholarship

The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. The University of Groningen offers Holland Scholarships to international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their master’s in Holland. The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Please note that students from Switzerland and Suriname are not eligible to apply.

Holland Scholarship

Are you ready for the chance of a lifetime? Apply for the Holland Scholarship!

Scholarship Amount

A scholarship of €5,000 to contribute to your living costs in The Netherlands. You will receive this in the first year of your studies.


To qualify for the Holland Scholarship University of Groningen:

  • You do not hold the nationality of one of the EEA countries;
  • You are going to study in the Netherlands;
  • You do not have a degree from an educational institution in the Netherlands;
  • You have excellent grades during your bachelor/undergraduate studies;
  • You meet the specific requirements of the University of Groningen;
  • You have a letter from the University of Groningen with an admission offer for one of the programmes mentioned in this list.
  • Write a motivation letter in which you make clear why you are the right candidate for the Holland Scholarship University of Groningen.
Selection Procedure

A ranking of candidates will be made after a careful evaluation of the applicant's academic merit (i.e. results obtained in study programme, academic research activities, overall evaluation of previous education etc.) and of the candidates' Holland Scholarship motivational statements.

How to Apply

You can apply for the scholarship after you have received an admission offer from the University of Groningen for one of the programmes mentioned in this list.

Fill out this form to apply for the Holland Scholarship.

The deadline for the first call is 1 February 2020 (23:59 CEST).

There is also a second call. All applicants for the second call will be placed on the reserve list. You can apply for this second call between 2 February 2020 and 1 May 2020 (23:59 CEST). You can only apply for one call (first or second call).

Please note: incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration. Carefully read how to apply and make sure to attach all required documents to your application.

Also take into account that the application deadlines for the 2019/2020 academic year have already passed and it is no longer possible to apply for this academic year. The above application call is only meant for students who are going to start with their masters in the 2020/2021 academic year.

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Last modified:02 May 2019 09.42 a.m.