The Netherlands Scholarship 2024 is a prestigious and competitive scholarship program offered by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science to international students who want to pursue their bachelor’s or master’s degree in the Netherlands. The scholarship aims to attract talented and motivated students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who have a strong interest in Dutch culture, society and education. The scholarship covers a one-time grant of €5,000 that can be used to pay for the tuition fee or other study-related costs.
To be eligible for the Netherlands Scholarship 2024, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- They must have a non-EEA nationality and hold a valid passport.
- They must have applied for a full-time bachelor’s or master’s program at one of the participating Dutch research universities or universities of applied sciences.
- They must meet the specific admission requirements of the chosen program and institution.
- They must have never studied or worked in the Netherlands before.
- They must have excellent academic records and demonstrate potential for leadership and social impact.
The Netherlands Scholarship 2024 provides a one-time grant of €5,000 to each selected recipient. The grant is paid in two instalments: the first one after the start of the academic year and the second one after the mid-term exams. The grant can be used to cover the tuition fee or other study-related expenses, such as books, travel, accommodation, etc. The scholarship does not cover the full cost of living or studying in the Netherlands, so applicants are advised to seek additional funding sources if needed.
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Applicants for the Netherlands Scholarship 2024 must submit the following documents along with their online application:
- A motivation letter explaining why they want to study in the Netherlands and how they will contribute to the Dutch society and culture.
- A curriculum vitae (CV) highlighting their academic achievements, extracurricular activities, work experience and leadership skills.
- A copy of their passport or identity card.
- A copy of their academic transcripts and diplomas (translated into English if necessary).
- A proof of English language proficiency (such as IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge or PTE) if required by the chosen program and institution.
- A letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor or employer who can attest to their academic performance and potential.
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How to Apply
The application procedure for the Netherlands Scholarship 2024 consists of two steps:
- First, applicants must apply for admission to their chosen bachelor’s or master’s program at one of the participating Dutch research universities or universities of applied sciences. They must follow the specific application instructions and deadlines of each institution.
- Second, after receiving a confirmation of admission from their chosen institution, applicants must apply for the scholarship through an online portal. They must fill out an online application form and upload all the required documents before the scholarship deadline.
The deadline for applying for the Netherlands Scholarship 2024 varies depending on the chosen institution and program. However, most institutions have two application rounds: one in February and one in May. Applicants are advised to check the exact dates and deadlines on the website of their chosen institution.
Scholarship Official website: Netherlands Scholarship 2024 by Ministry of Education