Personal scholarships can be obtained from various organisations. Some offer scholarships within the framework of cultural agreements between the Netherlands and your home country. Information on how and where to apply for them is available at your nearest Royal Netherlands Embassy, or from Nuffic, the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education.

Scholarships awarded in your country

Most countries provide scholarships for their own students who follow an academic study programme abroad. Please check your local institutional or governmental websites or ask your university’s study counsellor for available local scholarships and how to apply for them.


The Dutch Student Grantfinder is an online search engine for those who want to study in the Netherlands and are looking for financial support. The Grantfinder provides information on a range of Dutch scholarships for foreign students.