Scholarships

Attending university is one of the most significant decisions a person today can make. It usually comes with quite a price tag too. Getting admitted to the programme of your choice is only part of the challenge. The other part is making it affordable.

The Dutch government is attempting to make Dutch higher education as accessible as possible to students and mid-career professionals from other countries. In the Netherlands, higher education is subsidised for students from EEA countries, Surinam or Switzerland (please mind the additional conditions - pdf), which means that tuition fees can be kept relatively low, especially compared with the United Kingdom and the United States.

Sometimes scholarships can be used as an allowance. The overview below contains several scholarships that may be useful for you.

Scholarships for bachelor students:

BUas Bachelor Scholarship

BUas Bachelor Scholarship has been designed to support non-EU/EEA students who pay the full tuition fee (institution fee) for one of the bachelor's programmes at Breda University of Applied Sciences. Every year a limited number of scholarships is available for non-EU/EEA-students to contribute to the costs of the tuition fee. It consists of a € 3,000 reduction of the tuition fee in the first year of studying at BUas and a € 1,500 reduction of the tuition fee in the consecutive years.

More information about the BUas Bachelor Scholarship (pdf)

Please contact the scholarship coordinator (scholarships@buas.nl) if you have questions..

Orange Tulip Scholarship

The Orange Tulip Scholarship is a programme designed to support students from Brazil, China, Mexico and Indonesia. Every year a limited number of scholarships is available for students to contribute to the costs of the tuition fee. It consists of a € 3,000 reduction of the tuition fee in the first year of studying at Breda University of Applied Sciences and a € 1,500 reduction of the tuition fee in the consecutive years.

To be eligible for the scholarship it is important to know that the first step consists of starting the admission process at Breda University of Applied Sciences. Although it is not necessary to have the actual acceptance letter, candidates are required to hand in proof that they are in the process of being considered for admission. The applicant can apply for the scholarship through the Nuffic Neso offices.

The Nuffic Neso offices are the official representatives of the Dutch higher education institutes and you can find more information via:

Holland Scholarship

The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, as well as Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. The scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s degree in Holland. In order to limit the amount of applications and thus make an honest and clear selection, application is only open to non-EU applicants. Students with the following nationality are given priority: Brazilian, Chinese, Indonesian or Azerbaijani.

Are you ready for the chance of a lifetime? Apply for the Holland Scholarship!

Scholarship amount
A scholarship of € 5,000 to contribute to your living costs in the Netherlands. The scholarship will be paid to you by Breda University of Applied Sciences after arrival in the Netherlands.

Application criteria
To qualify for the Holland Scholarship of Breda University of Applied Sciences, candidates should:

  • Not have lived in Europe for more than 12 months over the past 5 years;
  • Never have studied in the Netherlands, except as an exchange student for 1 or 2 semesters;
  • Have excellent grades during their undergraduate studies;
  • Have excellent English language proficiency;
  • Have a letter from Breda University of Applied Sciences with an admission offer for a bachelor's programme;
  • Write a motivation letter in which you make clear why you are the right candidate for a Holland Scholarship of Breda University of Applied Sciences University of Applied Sciences and how you will promote NBreda University of Applied Sciences in your country of origin.
  • Students with the following nationality are given priority: Brazilian, Chinese, Indonesian or Azerbaijani.

How to apply
You can apply for the scholarship after you have received an admission letter for a bachelor's programme. You can send the following documents to scholarships@buas.nl:

  • The application form (Word file)
  • Letter of motivation
  • English test results (IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge or inform us if you are exempted)

You can apply for the scholarship between 1 November 2018 and 1 May 2019.

Study grant

Some students qualify for extra financial support, like a loan on interest. EU students and students from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway may qualify for a study grant. To find out more about your options, talk to Steunpunt Studiefinanciering at +31 (0)50 599 7755 (9 a.m. - 8 p.m.). 
EU students and students from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway may qualify for a study grant.

For more information contact:

DUO
Productgroep Studiefinanciering 
Attention: Afdeling Specialistische Beoordeling 
P.O. Box 50021 
9702 BA Groningen 
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0)50 599 7755 
Website: https://www.duo.nl/particulier/international-student/

Other useful links

Grantfinder
The Netherlands Student Grantfinder is an online search engine for those who want to study in the Netherlands and are looking for financial aid. The Grantfinder contains information on a range of Dutch scholarships for international students.
http://www.grantfinder.nl/

Nuffic
Nuffic supports internationalisation in higher education, research and professional education in the Netherlands and abroad, and helps improve access to higher education worldwide.
http://www.nuffic.nl/

Scholarship Portal
This website integrates the funding opportunities for studying, working or performing research in one of the European nations. The portal aims to encourage and help students worldwide to find and select appropriate scholarships to study in Europe.
http://www.scholarshipportal.eu/

Contact
Feel free to contact us for more information: scholarships@buas.nl.

Scholarships for master students

Orange Knowledge Programme

(formerly: Netherlands Fellowship Programmes) 

On 1 July 2017 the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) entered a new phase as a new programme under the name Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP). OKP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

The aim of the programme is to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals as well as organisations both in the fields of Technical and Vocational Education and Training and Higher Education and in other fields related to the priority themes in the OKP partner countries. 

April 1 2019 is the deadline to apply for the OKP scholarship. Before you apply, make sure you review and meet the eligibility criteria.

For the exact criteria and more information on the application process, please visit the website Study in Holland.

StuNed Scholarships

StuNed, Studeren in Nederland, is a scholarship programme focusing on mid-career professionals, as part of the bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and the Netherlands. The scholarship programme aims to contribute to the development of Indonesia through strengthening the human resources of Indonesian organisations. 

A student needs to be admitted to one of the programmes offered by BUAS in the academic year concerned. The application deadline is in March, (check the website for the precise deadline) so please make sure you apply as early as possible to allow us ample time to consider your application. Some programmes require students to take part in an intake interview (by phone). 

More information on the StuNed Scholarships can be found on www.nesoindonesia.or.id 

Colfutoro Scholarship-Loan Program 

Colfutoro Scholarship-Loan Program offers financial support to Colombia’s most talented and capable people.

The Loan-Scholarship Program is COLFUTURO’s main program. It provides financial support for Colombian professionals pursuing postgraduate degrees overseas in any field of study. A percentage of the loan becomes a scholarship when the beneficiary meets a set of requirements. 

More information about the requirements and how to apply can be found on www.colfuturo.org

Study grant

Some students qualify for extra financial support, like a loan on interest. EU students and students from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway may qualify for a study grant. To find out more about your options, talk to Steunpunt Studiefinanciering at +31 (0)50 599 7755 (9 a.m. - 8 p.m.). 
EU students and students from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway may qualify for a study grant.

For more information contact:

DUO
Productgroep Studiefinanciering 
Attention: Afdeling Specialistische Beoordeling 
P.O. Box 50021 
9702 BA Groningen 
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0)50 599 7755 
Website: https://www.duo.nl/particulier/international-student/

Other useful links

Grantfinder
The Netherlands Student Grantfinder is an online search engine for those who want to study in the Netherlands and are looking for financial aid. The Grantfinder contains information on a range of Dutch scholarships for international students.
http://www.grantfinder.nl/

Nuffic
Nuffic supports internationalisation in higher education, research and professional education in the Netherlands and abroad, and helps improve access to higher education worldwide.
http://www.nuffic.nl/

Scholarship Portal
This website integrates the funding opportunities for studying, working or performing research in one of the European nations. The portal aims to encourage and help students worldwide to find and select appropriate scholarships to study in Europe.
http://www.scholarshipportal.eu/

Contact
Feel free to contact us for more information: scholarships@buas.nl.