The €5000 NL Scholarship (formerly known as the Holland Scholarship) is open to international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their Bachelor’s or Master’s in the Netherlands. The EEA consists of the European Union (EU) plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
- You are a prospective student
- You are applying for a programme in the Netherlands for the first time
- You will be paying the institutional tuition fee
- Your nationality is non-EEA
- You do not have a degree from an education institution in the Netherlands
- You are applying for a full-time Bachelor’s or Master’s programme at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS)
- You meet the specific admission requirements set by the AUAS programme you want to study
- You have not received an NL Scholarship before
English-taught programmes at AUAS
The following English-taught programmes qualify for the NL Scholarship:
- AMFI - Amsterdam Fashion Institute (Bachelor's, full-time)
- AMSIB - International Business (Bachelor's, full-time)
- AMSIB - International Business Fast Track (Bachelor's, full-time)
- Master Digital Driven Business (Master's, full-time)
- European School of Physiotherapy (ESP) (Bachelor's, full-time)
- Master Digital Design (Master's, full-time)
- Sport Studies (Bachelors, full-time)
How to apply
The deadline for application for the academic year 2023/2024 is 1 May 2023. The application period starts on 1 February 2023. The NL Scholarship will be paid at the beginning of the second semester.
You can apply for the NL Scholarship using this form(opens in new window). You need to login with your AUAS ID. The Central Student Administration sends you your AUAS ID by email after applying through Studielink. You need to activate your AUAS ID here.
The International Office of the AUAS programme you wish to enrol in can help you with any questions regarding the NL Scholarship. Their contact information is listed below.
- Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI):
- Amsterdam School of International Business (AMSIB):
- Master Digital Driven Business:
- European School of Physiotherapy:
- Master Digital Design:
- Sport Studies:
Amsterdam Talent Scholarship (ATS)
The Amsterdam Talent Scholarship is awarded at the end of every academic year to successful non-EEA students who have been enrolled in a programme at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. The Amsterdam Talent Scholarship will cover fifty percent of the institutional tuition fee.
Please note that the requirements for the ATS Scholarship will change for the academic year 2024/2025. The new requirements will be communicated by mid October.
An applicant must meet the eligibility criteria for the ATS. The applicant should:
- Be able to meet the conditions to obtain a Dutch visa (if applicable)
- Be enrolled in a programme at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
- Have paid the institutional tuition fee for non-EEA students
- Not receive a full coverage scholarship covering the same period of study
- Have obtained all 60 credits* in the completed academic year, with a minimum average grade of 7.0
* Students at the European School of Physiotherapy (ESP) should have obtained all credits relevant to their academic year schedule.
How to apply
Applications for ATS are open to those who meet the eligibility criteria by filling in the ATS application form. After filling in all required data on the application form, the form should be submitted to the appropriate ATS contact person (contact details included on this page under ATS contact information), together with a copy of your residence permit (front and back) and a certified grade list for the present academic year. You can request an overview of your grade list at the education office.
After completion of a full year of studies on 31 August, applicants should submit their applications for ATS to the appropriate ATS contact person before 31 December of the same year. Each of the AUAS faculties has a contact person for ATS who can can give you more information on ATS and can process your application.
ATS contact information
Every AUAS faculty has at least one contact person for ATS. These individuals can provide you with more information about ATS and can process your application. Please consult the list below to find out who can help you, depending on which faculty your degree programme falls under at AUAS.
Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industries | Zamani Melcherts | firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty of Business and Economics | Giao Phan, Marianne Delcour & Eric Henriquez | email@example.com
Faculty of Education | Anita van den Brink | firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty of Health | Marguerite Westenborg | email@example.com
Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Law | Carla van den Heuvel | firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty of Sports and Nutrition | Quincey Catsburg & Madieke Hupperets | email@example.com
Faculty of Technology | Suzan van der Hout | firstname.lastname@example.org
Find a scholarship
The Study in NL Grantfinder(opens in new window) gives you a complete overview of all scholarships available for studying in the Netherlands.