Scholarship Programs for International Students in the Netherlands

The Netherlands happens to be one of the top destinations for international students. Why is that you may ask? Well many institutions provide scholarship programs for international students outside the EEA/EA to study in the Netherlands!

Here are some of the best scholarship programs for international students planning to study in the Netherlands!


1. Holland Scholarship

First, we have the Holland Scholarship. Students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) that have never studied in the Netherlands can apply. Students wanting their undergraduate or graduate programs, in participating universities, can apply for this scholarship. All you have to do is to write an essay. It will take a while for the scholarship committee to make up their mind, however. Usually, it takes a month or two. Those accepted to the scholarship program shall get €5000 for their first year of study. All in all, this scholarship has the widest scope!

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2. Orange Tulip Scholarship

Next, we have the Orange Tulip Scholarship. This scholarship is only open to students coming from 9 Neso countries, namely Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Thailand, and Vietnam. The requirements are country-specific, so make sure to do your research.

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3. Netherlands Fellowship Program

Then, we have the Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP). The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the budget for development cooperation funds this program. Furthermore, many countries are participating: 51 of them to be exact! This program is only open to those apply for Master's, PhD's or short courses.

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4. MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP)

Finally, we have the MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP). Although, this is only available for students taking short courses it is still an amazing opportunity!

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So those are our recommendations of the top scholarship programs for international students. There are many more of course! So, if you can't find one for you, that's okay. Another alternative would be going for student grants or government loans! The Dutch government can help you with this. 

scholarship programs can be paid out in coins

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