Holland Government Scholarships 2020/2021 at Utrecht University

Applications are open for international students for the Holland Government Scholarships 2020/2021 to study at Utrecht University.

Are you planning to do your master’s abroad? Are you from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and are you ready for a chance of a lifetime? Apply for the Holland Scholarship at Utrecht University.



Holland Government Scholarships

The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture & Science and Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. The scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA = the EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) who wish to pursue a master’s degree in Holland.

Holland Government Scholarships Eligibility

To be eligible for a Holland Scholarship, you must

  • Not hold an EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans
  • Never before have been enrolled at an educational institution in the Netherlands
  • Have applied for an international master’s programme at Utrecht University with a start date of September 1, 2020
  • Meet the specific entry requirements of the programme

Selection Criteria: Your application will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Academic background as demonstrated in your application to the Master’s programme
  • Your motivation explaining the relevance of your time in the Netherlands and at Utrecht University to your future goals
  • The quality and feasibility of your financial plan

Number of Awards: 18 scholarships are available for the 2020-2021 academic year.


Value and Duration of Award: The scholarship amounts to € 5,000. You will receive this in the first year of your studies as a single disbursement, even if you are enrolled in a two year programme.

How to Apply for Holland Government Scholarships

  • Your application for a scholarship will only be processed if you have submitted an application for a Master’s programme as well.
  • Go through more information in the Programme Webpage (see link below)

For more information, visit the Holland Government Scholarships.


Application Deadline: 31st January 2020 (23:59 CET).


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