Many international students assume that the path of finding a scholarship is closed to them from the offset. However, this is not necessarily true. There are a number of scholarships, both national and local, that are available to non-Dutch students.
In spite of this, finding a scholarship can be a tricky and confusing process. Here we will provide a number of places for you to look that can act as a springboard for you in your search for relevant funding. Also be sure to check the links to the specific institutions on the left, which will take you to the relevant institution scholarship website.
By far the most useful tool to help you understand which scholarships you might be eligible to receive is Nuffic's GrantFinder. It has an archive of all available scholarships in the Netherlands, and by stating your circumstances you will be able to quickly find a list of scholarships that you may be able to apply for. The website ScholarshipPortal also provides a similar service.
Erasmus Mundus is a scholarship program administered by the European Commission. It offers scholarships of selected joint master’s degree programmes throughout Europe.
Another resource you can try is Student Grants. This organisation gives €1000 to a different student each month!
If you are a student from an EU country or Switzerland, and have lived in the Netherlands for five years in a row, then you are entitled for a study grant or at least a contribution towards your study costs.
For full information on this, it is best to visit the dedicated Dutch Student Grant Organisation website.
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