The Holland Scholarship is a partial scholarship financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education. This scholarship is intended for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who wish to enroll for Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the Netherlands.
ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP
The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science together with Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. This scholarship is meant for international students from outside the EEA who want to do their Bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands. The Ministry ensures that it is only students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) that participate or are eligible to apply for it. Now, this avails the opportunity for students in developing countries to take a considerable step academically in pursuing their Bachelor’s degree and Masters.
Holland Scholarship is not a full-tuition scholarship, but the Ministry ensures that qualified students get enough funds to study or carry out research. The scholarship provides a chance for awardees to get to know about the popular Orange Country’s culture even as they study. The scholarship offers the opportunity for the fellows to work while they study.
LEVEL OF STUDY
The Holland Scholarship is open to eligible applicants who wish to begin undergraduate and masters courses in the selected universities in the Netherlands
The Holland Scholarship sponsors the academic program in the host institutions that begin in 2020/2021
The Holland scholarship is worth € 5,000.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR HOLLAND SCHOLARSHIP
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Be from a non-EEA country.
- Be admitted for a Bachelor’s or Master’s program in a participating university.
- Have never before studied at an education institution in the Netherlands.
- Meet the specific application requirements of the participating university for the program of choice.
- Not be eligible for other reasons to pay the statutory tuition fee, which is determined by the Dutch Ministry of Education, and thus be required to pay the institutional tuition fee;
- Have a minimum score of 550 in the TOEFL English test or a formally recognized equivalent, such as the IELTS (level 6.0).
- Be applying for an English-taught Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program
- Have the ability to formulate coherently in written English, and you have a vision of the chosen area of interest. Essay writing is part of the selection procedure.
- Be strongly motivated to be successful in the sector.
- Have team spirit and a flexible attitude in an international working environment.
- Be financially eligible for a Dutch visa.
The deadline for application is 1 May 2020; however, this deadline varies per host institution.
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE HOLLAND SCHOLARSHIP
Eligible applicants are to apply for the Holland Scholarship at the Dutch institution of their choice, provided they meet the institutions’ selection criteria.
- All applicants for the Holland Scholarship will be informed by email no later than 15 June 2020 regarding the outcome of their registration.
- The nominees on each institution’s shortlist for the Holland Scholarships for incoming students will be awarded the scholarship only after they have been successfully admitted to the study program.
- The nominees on the institution’s Holland Scholarship shortlist ranked outside the first ten bursaries (i.e., those on the ‘reserve list’) will be notified no later than 15 July 2020 regarding the final status of their nomination.
- Applicants who have sound and reasonable arguments to appeal against their rejected registration can send an objection letter to the director of the faculty of the institution where they have applied.