Holland Scholarship Programme

Scholarship for non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University English taught bachelor’s degree programme starting September 2016.

For whom?

The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences.

The scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) enrolling in a Leiden University English taught bachelor’s degree programme starting September 2016. The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. As students from Switzerland and Surinam have the same rights as EEA nationals they are not eligible for the scholarship.


Eligible programmes for 2016 are:

- Archaeology
- Dutch Studies
- International Studies
- Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global Challenges
- Psychology
- South and Southeast Asian Studies


General conditions

1. In his or her prior academic education abroad, the applicant must have achieved excellent study results which are relevant for the programme for which the student wishes to enroll. As an indication, the student will be among the top 10% for the relevant   programme followed abroad. We do not need proof of this, it is just to indicate the competitiveness of the scholarship. 
2.The applicant has to write a motivation letter.
3. The applicant will hold a non-EU/EEA passport and will not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans ("Studiefinanciering").
4. The applicant will commerce a Bachelor’s programme in the Netherlands for the first time and is not currently studying or have already studied at any Dutch university or University of applied Sciences.
5. The Holland Scholarship can only be awarded to students who have completed their pre-university education outside the Netherlands.
6.  Students who are granted a Holland Scholarship must comply with and confirm in writing their agreement with the Rules and Regulations which will be attached to the scholarship prior to the granting of the scholarship.

Scholarship amount

The Holland Scholarship amount is a one-time payment of: € 5.000.
Please be aware that the Holland Scholarship is not a full scholarship. It is necessary for students to find additional funding to be able to finance their study and stay completely.

Deadline and application procedure

Step Procedure Deadline
1
Fill in your online application for admission to Leiden University.*

 

 

 

 

1 February 2016

2 Upload all required documents.
3 Indicate clearly that you would like to apply for the Holland Scholarship on the scholarship page.
4 Upload your letter of motivation for the Holland Scholarship on the scholarship page.
5 Submit your online application.
6 Pay the application fee.

All Holland Scholarship applicants will be informed by the scholarships department of Student and Educational Affairs.

Mid of March

* If you have already filled out and submitted your online application and want to be considered for a Holland Scholarship please send an e-mail stating that you want to apply for the Holland Scholarship including a motivation letter in pdf. In this mail clearly state: your name, your application number, which programme you want to apply for and for which intake. You can send this mail to: scholarships@sea.leidenuniv.nl. Step 1 - 6 are not applicable for these students.
Please do respect the deadlines. Mails sent after the deadline will not be considered.

Selection process

The selection committee will review the applications. Students are selected on the basis of academic merit in combination with the motivation letter.

Please note

Students should be aware that the Holland Scholarship is not a full scholarship. It is necessary for students to find additional funding to be able to finance their study and stay completely.

One of the requirements for being granted a residence permit in the Netherlands is that students must submit proof that they have sufficient financial means to finance their study period in the Netherlands. Leiden University advises a budget, not including the tuition fee, of approx. €12,000 to €15,000 per year to cover the costs for rent, insurance, living expenses, course books and local transportation. How much money students actually spend will of course depend on their life style and spending habits.

The Holland Scholarship is made available by:

Universiteit Leiden, EP-Nuffic, VSNU, Vereniging Hogescholen, Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

Flyer Holland Scholarship

Please find here the flyer Holland Scholarship.

 
Last Modified: 23-11-2015