Study grants

There are several options for acquiring fellowships that cover some or all of the costs of a study programme at the university. Nevertheless, the acquisition of a fellowship is often a lengthy process. Applicants should therefore contact possible donors at a very early stage.

Grantfinder & Scholarship portal

The Netherlands Student Grantfinder and the Scholarship Portal are online search engines for those who want to study in the Netherlands and are looking for financial aid. The websites contain information on a range of Dutch scholarships for foreign students.

Grants for prospective EU students

DUO - Study Grant (only for EU-students)

Considering a higher education course in the Netherlands? You may be eligible for support in the form of a performance grant, a loan and a public transport student card. More information:

Grants for prospective non-EU / EFTA students

The Orange Knowledge Programme – OKP (former NFP)

The Orange Knowledge Programmes (OKP) is a scholarships programme that was initiated by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is financed from the budget for development cooperation and aims to help increase the supply of skilled labour in the development country. More information about the OKP programme is available on the Nuffic website.

Information about the new application procedure for the OKP scholarships programme is available on "Application procedure OKP Fellowship".

STUNED Programme

StuNed Scholarships for master studies, short courses and customised training programmes are available for Indonesian professionals with at least two years' work experience in a development-related organisation. More information about the StuNed Scholarships is available on the Neso Indonesia website.

Note: only official TOEFL and IELTS language tests are accepted.

Victor Pinchuk Foundation (Ukraine Nationals)

World Wide Studies is an educational initiative of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, aimed at fostering a new generation of Ukrainian professional elites.

The project encourages Ukrainian youth to get Master’s degrees in the world’s best universities in the following fields: agriculture, environment and ecology, law, public administration, alternative energies and aerospace engineering . Project participants will be selected in the national competition and will begin their studies in the fall of the coming year. You can apply on the World Wide Studies website.

The Anne van den Ban Scholarschip Fund

This scholarship fund allows talented students from developing countries to follow an education at the university. Scholarships are awarded in close cooperation with the university.

It is not possible to apply directly for an Anne van den Ban Fund scholarship. Each year in May, scholarships are offered to selected candidates who already have been admitted to the university and fit the criteria of the fund. This is done by the admission committees of the study programmes. More information is available on the website of the Anne van den Ban Fund.

Other scholarships

Many international organisations, such as various United Nations agencies, the European Union, the World Bank, regional development banks and private foundations, provide scholarships or fellowships for studying abroad through special programmes or as part of projects and loan programmes. Please inquire at the offices of these organisations in your country/region or consult their websites.

Other funding schemes