Scholarships are very popular nowadays and a subject considered by nearly every student who decides to study abroad. In the following sections we have summarised the most recent and essential information about scholarship opportunities for international students in the Netherlands.

1. World Citizen Talent Scholarship (WCTS)

The World Citizen Talent Scholarships (WCTS), developed by THUAS in 2012, is available to prospective students who consider themselves as global citizens. There are 54 scholarships available, each worth EUR 5,000.

2. Holland Scholarship (HS)

In cooperation with the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, THUAS is offering 29 Holland Scholarships to potential students who come from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). The emphasis lies on how you can contribute to the international 'community' of The Hague and/or The Netherlands.

3. Liberation Scholarship Programme

The Liberation Scholarship Programme offers scholarships to highly motivated students from Canada who would like to study in the Netherlands for three to twelve months and become part of the long-standing historic ties between the two countries.

4. Orange Tulip Scholarshop (OTS) Programme

The Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme was first launched in China in 2008 and now also runs in Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico and Russia. The programme is a collection of scholarships offered by Dutch higher education institutions, multinationals and government institutes. The scholarships are managed and promoted by the Nuffic Neso offices in the participating countries. The Hague University of Applied Sciences participates in all of the below mentioned OTS programmes.

5. Scholarship programme for Brazilian students

Science without Borders (SWB) is a Brazilian Government scholarship programme which aims to send 101,000 Brazilian students on undergraduate sandwich courses, PhD sandwich courses, and full PhDs to study in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and creative industries at top universities around the world.

The Hague University of Applied Sciences participates in this project and offers a range of programmes in the Science without Borders priority fields and welcomes Brazilian undergraduate students in programmes like Process & Food Technology, Industrial Design Engineering and ICT & Media.

Please note the Brazilian government has temporarily discontinued the Science Without Borders Programme, to re-assess its aims, as well as the criteria for continuation.

For questions about the Science without Borders scholarship, eligibility, allowances and other related matters please have a look or contact Neso Brazil via T: +55 (61) 3041 6094 E:

For questions regarding our programmes, admission procedures and other The Hague University of Applied Sciences related matters, please contact our International Office via

6. Scholarships in your home country

If you’re an international student it’s worth checking out if any scholarships are available in your home country. For example, American students can apply for a Fulbright scholarship and there is an EU-South Africa Scholarship programme for South African students. Your country may offer similar grants. For more information or application forms contact your local Dutch embassy - or ask your present college or university if you are coming here for a bachelor programme. also has some useful information on scholarships.

7. Nuffic

The Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (Nuffic) offers a variety of additional scholarships for students from all over the world. Erasmus Mundus is a new European Commission programme that aims to improve the quality of European higher education and encourage co-operation with countries outside the EU.


This website offers a centralized European platform for information about all scholarships offered for study in Europe. The database lists more than 700 different scholarships and grants amounting to an estimated yearly average of € 15.6 billion in funding.

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