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Scholarships and grants

International students at AUAS can apply for a number of scholarships.

Holland Scholarship


The €5000 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.

Application criteria

  • 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 wish to enrol in
  • You have not received a Holland Scholarship before

English-taught programmes at AUAS

The following English taught programmes qualify for a Holland Scholarship:

How to apply?

The deadline for application for the academic year 2023/2024 is 1 May 2023. The application period starts on the 1st February 2023.  The Holland Scholarship will be paid at the beginning of the second semester.
You can apply for the Holland 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 Holland Scholarship, their contact information is listed below.

International offices per programme

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 one of the programmes of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. The Amsterdam Talent Scholarship will cover fifty percent of the institutional tuition fee.

Eligibility criteria

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 one of the programmes of 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 studies
  • 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 Contacts for ATS), together with a copy of your residence permit (front and back) and a certified grade list for the present academic year. You can make a request for the grade list at the education office.


After completion of a full year of studies on August 31, applicants should submit their applications for ATS to the appropriate ATS contact person before December 31 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. 

Find a scholarship

The Study in Holland Grantfinder(opens in new window) gives you a complete overview of all scholarships available for studying in Holland.