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Funded Holland Scholarship Programme 2019

Partially Funded
Country: Netherlands
City: Amsterdam
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The Holland Scholarship Programme (HSP) is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Dutch research universities, and universities of applied sciences. Students eligible for this scholarship are students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who are applying for the first year of a Master’s programme in the Netherlands. Students from Suriname and Switzerland are not eligible to apply for the HSP scholarship.

Scholarship Amount: The scholarship amounts to € 5,000. Applicants will receive this in the first year of their studies.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam embraces diversity as an enrichment to their teaching, research and their contribution to society. Furthermore, they aim to prepare our students for a global and diverse society and workplace. Before applying for the Holland Scholarship Programme (HSP), applicants need to apply for a Master’s programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Applicants can apply for the scholarship until 1 February 2019. University will contact applicants about the outcome of the selection procedure no later than 1 April 2019. Please note that applicants must have applied for the Master’s programme before they can apply for the HSP scholarship. Both applications must be complete and submitted before the deadline of 1 February 2019.


  • Applicants must hold a non-EEA nationality that is not Surinamese or Swiss.
  • Applicants are applying for the first year of a full-time English taught Master’s programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
  • The degree with which applicants are seeking admission has not been obtained in the Netherlands.
  • Applicants need to have applied for VUFP. University will only award HSP scholarships to recipients of the VU Fellowship Programme.
  • University will select excellent students who contribute to the diversity at their campus.

Application procedure

1. Follow the VUFP scholarship application
Please follow the steps to apply for a VUFP scholarship as described above.
• Mention in your motivation letter that you would like to apply for a HSP scholarship as well.
• Demonstrate that you are an added value for diversity on their campus in your CV.
Deadline: 1 February 2019

2. Decision
The Central HSP Committee decides which students will be offered a HSP scholarship.

3. Results
All students will receive an e-mail/notification informing them of the Central Scholarships Committee’s decision concerning their application.
Expected date: 1 April 2019 (8 weeks after the deadline).

4. Acceptance of HSP offer
Selected candidates accept/decline the HSP offer in VUnet.
Deadline: 15 April 2019 (2 weeks after the results are published)


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline01 February,2019
Open toNon-EEA Nationality
OrganizerVrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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