Financing your studies

There are many sources of funding for studying here.

Dutch student finance system

The Dutch government has set up a funding system to pay for study costs, tuition fees, health insurance and costs of living. It is meant for students under the age of 30, registered in full-time or dual education in Holland. You have to have either the Dutch nationality or a nationality or residence permit that provides the same rights as Dutch nationals.

View an infographic to find out if you can apply.

Exchange programmes

Before you start searching for scholarships check if your institution has an exchange programme with a Dutch institution. This is the easiest and cheapest way to study in Holland.

As an exchange student from an EU country, you may be eligible to receive financial support from your home country, either directly (in the form of a monthly grant or loan) or indirectly, through tax benefits for your parents.

Contact the international office of your university to check which options are available to you.


If you still need additional funding, you can look for a scholarship in our Grantfinder database:

Find a scholarship

Scholarships administered by Nuffic

Grantfinder also contains a number of scholarship programmes that are administered by Nuffic.

Go to the overview of the scholarship programmes Nuffic manages

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