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Holland Government Scholarships 2020-2021 at Utrecht University for International Students

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.

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About Holland Government Scholarship

The Holland Scholarship is the national scholarship programme for Dutch and international students. The scholarship programme is first and foremost a means of profiling Dutch higher education. It is aimed at stimulating talented international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) to study in Holland. In addition, the programme aims to increase the international mobility of Dutch students, by stimulating them to study outside the EEA on a scholarship. We have an advisory role in the implementation of the programme. We are responsible for providing information about t... read more


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Holland Government Masters Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of Holland Government Masters Scholarship

The scholarship amounts to € 5,000, € 10,000 or € 15,000. You will receive this in the first year of your studies, even if you are enrolled in a two year programme.


Requirements for Holland Government Masters Scholarship Qualification

To be eligible for a Holland Scholarship, the following criteria must be met: 

  1. Not hold an EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans;
  2. Never before have been enrolled at an educational institution in the Netherlands;
  3. Have applied for an international master’s programme at Utrecht University with a start date of 1 September 2020;
  4. The international master’s programme at Utrecht University is not a Distance Learning/Online Programme;
  5. Meet the specific entry requirements of the programme.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for Holland Government Masters Scholarship

Prospective students who wish to be considered for the scholarship must apply before 31 January 2020 (23:59 CET), after which the application portal will be closed. Your application for a scholarship will only be processed if you have submitted an application for a Master’s programme as well. 

You will not be informed whether you have been awarded the scholarship prior to the scholarship deadline and not before you have been (un)conditionally admitted to the programme.

Your application will be assessed on the following criteria:

  1. Academic background as demonstrated in your application to the Master’s programme;
  2. Your motivation explaining the relevance of your time in the Netherlands and at Utrecht University to your future goals;
  3. The quality and feasibility of your financial plan;
  4. Be able to comply with the conditions to obtain a Dutch visa/residence permit.

Application Deadline

January 31, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Holland Government Scholarship on osiris.uu.nl to apply

After submitting your application for the Master’s programme non-EU/EEA students have the option to submit an application for the Holland Scholarship. You will need to upload the following documents:

  1. Motivation letter explaining the relevance of your time in the Netherlands and at Utrecht University to your career goals
  2. A statement of financial resources demonstrating you can cover the remaining cost

Please note that students starting their programme in February are not eligible for a Holland Scholarship.

  1. Submit an application for a Master’s programme; if you do not do this first, your Holland Scholarship application will simply be deleted.
  2. After submitting an application for a Master’s programme, you can go to Osiris Online Application.
  3. Log in with your Osiris username and password.
  4. Click on the link 'New application'.
  5. Answer the questions and upload your motivation letter and statement of financial resources.
  6. Submit your application.

For more details, visit Holland Scholarship website


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