Top 12 Scholarships to Study in Netherlands For Free!!

If you’re a prospective international student planning to study in Netherlands at bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral level, you might be eligible for a scholarship.



Amsterdam Merit Scholarships for Excellent International Students

Merit-based scholarships to study in the Netherlands at the University of Amsterdam. Open to talented master’s degree students from outside the EU or EEA.


Anne van den Ban Scholarships for Developing Countries at Wageningen University

Scholarships for international students from developing countries to study agriculture, food or environment-related programs at master’s level at Wageningen University. Sponsored by the Anne van den Ban Fund.


Eric Bleumink Fund Scholarships at the University of Groningen

Open to all master’s level international students undertaking further study in the Netherlands at the University of Groningen.


Holland Scholarship

Available for non-EEA international students to study at participating universities in the Netherlands at bachelor’s or master’s level.


Leiden University Excellence Scholarships (LExS)

Merit-based scholarships for master’s degree (MA/MSc/LLM) students at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Not available to EU/EEA students.


Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP)

Government-funded international scholarships to study in the Netherlands on a short course, master’s or PhD. Prioritized candidates include female applicants and applicants from sub-Saharan Africa.



Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme

Nuffic-funded scholarships for students from developing countries in Asia and Latin America, including China, Indonesia, South Korea, Mexico and Brazil, to study in the Netherlands.


Radboud Scholarship Programme

Scholarship opportunities for non-EEA students to study an English-taught master’s degree at Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands.


UM High Potential Scholarships for International Students

Merit-based scholarships for international students to study in the Netherlands at master’s level at Maastricht University. Only open to students from outside of the EU/EEA.


University of Twente Scholarships (UTS)

International scholarships to study in the Netherlands on a selected master’s program at the University of Twente. Available for all students, both in and outside the EU.


VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP)

Scholarships for talented students to study a selection of English-taught master’s programs at VU University Amsterdam. Only for students who are not of Dutch nationality.

World Citizen Talent Scholarship for International Students – Merit-based scholarships to study in the Netherlands offered by The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Open to both bachelor’s and master’s students from outside the EU.



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