Scholarships and financial support

There are different ways to finance your studies depending upon whether you come from the EU/EEA and Switzerland or outside the region.

Financial support for EU/EEA and non EU/EEA students

As an international student in university or higher professional education in the Netherlands you can apply for student finance. More information can be found here.

Scholarships for non EU/EEA students

Get the most up-to-date info on financing your study and top tips about scholarships if you’re from outside the EU/EEA.

NL Scholarship

Do you come from outside the EEA (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) or Switzerland and want to do your bachelor degree at THUAS? You can apply for the €5,000 NL Scholarship financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch universities.

Do I qualify for the Holland Scholarship?

You are eligible for the Holland Scholarship if you:
• come from outside the EEA or Switzerland
• are applying for a full-time bachelor degree
• are currently living outside the EEA or Switzerland
• have never studied at an education institution in the Netherlands
• are enrolling at THUAS for the first time
• have never applied for this scholarship before
• pay the institutional tuition fee
• have been provisionally accepted as a student (offer of student position) on or before 1 June, 2023
• Students from Ukraine who fall under the Temporary Protection Directive cannot apply.

Scholarship application process

•Apply for your chosen bachelor programme
•Use the Application form Holland Scholarship to apply for the Holland Scholarship
•Write an essay (in English) on one Sustainable Development Goal and upload your essay in the application form
•Submit the application form before June 1, 2023. The link will be active as of November 1st, 2022.
•Please read our assessment procedure before you start writing.
•Please make sure that you have carefully read the essay assignment, which is attached below as a PDF and Word file.

Scholarship assessments and results

Our committee of judges will select the best essays on the basis of the following core criteria:

  • content
  • structure
  • language
  • authenticity and objective

After your essay has been reviewed by the committee of judges, you will receive an e-mail notification towards the end of June 2023 with the results of the selection. Please keep in mind that you must be conditionally accepted to your study programme before you submit your application.

A few ground rules

You’ll only be awarded the scholarship once you’ve been conditionally accepted and have met the terms of enrolment. You’ll receive the €5,000 scholarship when you’ve arrived in The Hague and set up a Dutch bank account. 

Please note that we may publish your essay. We’ll also expect you to contribute to evaluations and internationalisation at THUAS.

Email for more info.


2023-2024 Holland Scholarship Rules & Regulations
2023-2024 Holland Scholarship Assignment
Application form Holland Scholarship 

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Orange Tulip Scholarship

The Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) is part of the Holland Scholarship and is offered by Dutch higher education institutions, multinationals and government organisations for talented students. The OTS is available in Brazil, China, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam. It’s managed by the Nuffic Neso offices in the following participating countries:

To apply you’ll need to fill in the Holland Scholarship application form and attach your essay. You’ll receive a Holland Scholarship certificate if you get an OTS scholarship.

Scholarships from your home country

It’s worth checking out if any scholarships are available in your home country. A good starting point is your Dutch embassy or your present college or university.
For example, American students can apply for a Fulbright Center scholarship. Your country may offer similar grants.
Search for all the scholarships available to study in the Netherlands.

This Scholarship Portal is an online platform with everything you need to know about study scholarships in Europe.
Its database lists over 700 different scholarships and grants averaging €15.6 billion in yearly funding.

Scholarships for international Master students

There are several scholarships for international Master students. Find out everything you want to know about these scholarship opportunities.

Part-time jobs 

Some international students may opt for a part-time job during their studies at THUAS. You are not required to speak Dutch, although it is considered to be a good asset when finding employment.

For EU/EEA nationals 

If you are from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland, a work permit is not required and there is no restriction on the amount of work hours. You will even have the option to apply for study financing from the Dutch government if you work a minimum of 56 hours per month. More information on study fin can be found on the DUO website

For non-EU/EEA nationals

As a non-EU/EEA student with a residence permit for you also have the possibility to work part-time. Be advised that you can only work a maximum of 16 hours per week during your study or full-time for seasonal employment for a maximum of three months.

Check out our Pathfinder tool for further information.