Holland Scholarships

Holland Scholarships

Dutch Ministry of Education Culture and Science together with Dutch research universities offer awards known as Holland scholarships.


The Holland scholarships are meant for students who:

  • Want to study outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Turkey. The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
  • students already studying at Utrecht University.

Scholarship value

Holland awards amount to € 1,250 per scholar.The money is meant to be a contribution towards your study or research expenses.


To qualify for the Holland scholarship, the applicants must fulfill the following conditions:

  • You are a full-time student at Utrecht University.
  • Your study or research abroad will take place in the academic year 2017-2018 and has a minimum duration of three months and will earn you a minimum of 15 ECTS.
  • Your study or research will take place in a country outside the EEA, Switzerland, and Turkey. Please note! You cannot hold a passport/be a national of the country where you want to go study.
  • Your average grade is 7,5 (UCU/UCR GPA 3.3) or higher at the time of application.
  • Your study/research takes place at a partner university with whom the University has an exchange agreement.
  • Evaluation criteria
  • Your application to study abroad will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
  • Your average grade
  • Your study progress
  • Academic motivation
  • Ambition (as demonstrated by your study plan, extracurricular activities, honors, etc.)
  • Quality/completeness of the application

Holland Scholarships

A selection committee comprised of representatives of the faculties will award the scholarships.

  • How to apply:
  • Selected students for an exchange in the academic year 2017-2018 can submit an application for a Holland Scholarship.
  • Your average grade must be at least a 7,50 (UCU/UCR GPA 3.3); this will be based on the overall weighted average.
  • You can check this yourself in Osiris Student by ticking the box for ‘print weighted average grade’ under the study progress review.

Application deadline: April 14, 2017.

Location of study: Outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Turkey

Scholarship URL: