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Holland Scholarship

Selection criteria

Purposes:Master (MSc/MA/LL.M.), Master programme, Bachelor (BSc/BA/LL.B)
Programmes:American Studies BA, Business Administration MSc, Organizational and Management Control (Business Administration) MSc, Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Studies MSc, Economics MSc, Human Resource Management MSc, International Business and Management MSc, International Economics and Business MSc, International Financial Management, Technology and Operations Management MSc, DDM Advanced International Business Management and Marketing MA/MSc , DDM Operations Management MSc, DDM International Financial Management MSc , DDM China and the World Economy MA/MSC, DDM International Development Economics MA/MSc, DDM Central-East European Economies MA/MSc, DDM Economic Development and Growth (MEDEG), DDM Finance and Risk management with University Alexandru Ioan Cuza of Iasi, Romania, DDM Economics and Economic Analysis MSc, DDM Strategic Marketing Intelligence MA/MSc, Research master Behavioural and Social Sciences MSc, Educational Sciences MSc, Research Master in Economics and Business MSc (research), Theoretical and Empirical Linguistics MA, American Studies MA, Applied Linguistics MA, Applied Physics MSc, Applied Mathematics MSc, Archaeology MA (research), Astronomy MSc, Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences MSc (research), Biology MSc, Biomedical Engineering MSc, Biomedical Sciences MSc, Chemical Engineering MSc, Chemistry MSc, Classics and Ancient Civilizations (research), Environmental and Infrastructure Planning MSc, Population Studies MSc, Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology MSc, Molecular Medicine and Innovative Treatment MSc, Theology and Religious Studies (research), Physics MSc, Nanoscience MSc, Biomolecular Sciences MSc, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, track biomolecular sciences MSc, Mathematics MSc, Marine Biology MSc, Industrial Engineering and Management MSc, Human Machine Communication MSc, Energy and Environmental Sciences MSc, Evolutionary Biology MSc, Ecology and Evolution MSc, Computing Science MSc, Artificial Intelligence MSc, Social Media and Society (MA), Datafication and Digital Literacy
Countries of Origin:Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Autonomous Palestinian Territories, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bouvet Island, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo (Dem Rep.), Congo (Rep.), Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Dem. Rep., Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Micronesia (Federated States), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, non-EEA country, Norfolk Island, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Réunion, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sudan (Rep.), Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands of the United States, Wallis and Futuna, West Bank and Gaza Strip, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Additional information

Eligible candidates:

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 education 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 (see: );
  • Write a motivation letter in which you make clear why you are the right candidate for a Holland Scholarship University of Groningen.

Grant information:

The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. The scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or 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 .


The scholarship amounts to € 5,000. You will receive this in the first year of your studies. Please note that this is not a full-tuition scholarship.

Grant award period

The grant is awarded for one year and can only be received once.

Grant provider:

The scholarship will be paid to you in instalments by the University of Groningen after arrival in The Netherlands


February (first call)


Selection procedure

The Holland Scholarship selection procedure is based on a comparison of all applicants that have submitted a complete Holland Scholarship application before the scholarship application deadline.
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 . Send an email to msd with your; (1) application form , (2) admission letter, (3) letter of motivation and (4) Curriculum vitae.

More information:For more information please contact the Mobility Scholarship Desk or see Holland Scholarship
Last modified:22 January 2021 2.38 p.m.