Susana Menendez Bright Future Scholarship

Asylum seekers have overcome great adversity to start over their lives in a new country, and while the number of refugees in the Netherlands is increasing rapidly, a higher education institution will open its doors and give them the chance to become a valuable part in the society.

We believe international talent should not go to waste, as such, The Hague University of Applied Sciences and the Academy of Masters & Professional Courses is offering a maximum of three Susana Menendez Bright Future Scholarships (BFS) for the academic year 2022-2023, open to all asylum status holders.

In our opinion, higher education plays an essential role in preparing refugees for the Dutch job market and expand their network and knowledge. We are looking for talented people and professionals who are ready to take on the challenge and join one of our offered masters programs (available in English).

The scholarship covers the full tuition fee for the successful candidates. Books will be provided for, but do have to be returned upon graduation.


Available programmes in English:

Are you an asylum status holder and interested in the Susana Menendez Bright Future Scholarship? Please make sure to first check the specific admission requirements of the programme of your choice before you start the application process.


Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor degree (minimum)
  • Relevant and professional work experience (2-3 years)
  • Proof of English proficiency
    If a candidate cannot submit a valid English test result, an interview will be scheduled with a native English speaker. In this matter we can check if the English test can be waived.


Application process

Step 1

Apply for the Master programme of your choice by using the online application tool.

Step 2

Write an essay (in English, 900 to 1100 words ) explaining on how you can be an impactful innovator. What would you like to contribute to create a better world with your obtained degree. Please read our essay guidelines and information on the assessment procedure below before you start writing.

Step 3

Submit your essay by emailing it to Please mention “BFS” in the subject. Please mention your student number in the essay. 

Step 4

If you are required to take a PPS-V test we will inform you.


Scholarship assessments and results

The scholarships will be chosen by a committee of judges chosen by The Academy of Masters and Professional Courses (M&PC). The decision of the committee is binding and you will be informed about it via email before 15 July.

Please note that you will only be awarded the scholarship after you have been conditionally accepted and have met all terms and conditions of enrolment.

By submitting your essay, you are giving us the right to publish it, if we wish to. Scholarship winners are also expected to participate actively in the programme and its evaluations, become an ambassador of M&PC and contribute to the internationalisation of our institution.

If you have any questions before applying, please email us via

Please make sure you read the Regulations for BFS. It contains detailed information regarding this scholarship programme.

Application deadline: June 1st 2022