Grants and loans
Preparing to cover your study and maintenance in the Netherlands requires good ‘financial management’.
Costs of living in the Netherland
We estimate that you will need € 900,- to € 1.000,- per month. This is an estimate and depending on your lifestyle or unforeseen costs you may need more.
More information about the costs of living in the Netherlands and related subjects can be found here. Please keep in mind that there are almost no full scholarships available in the Netherlands. If you do not have enough funds to cover your tuition fees and maintenance, we advise you to try to find funding from your home country. Websites like www.nuffic.nl and www.grantfinder.nl can be useful in this matter.
Grants / scholarships
International students looking for financial aid can use the search engine provided by he website of Study in Holland. This will give you a complete overview of all scholarships available for studying in Holland.
The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. The scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in Holland. The ‘Holland Scholarships’ is only available for a limited amount of students who according to Codarts have an exceptional talent.
Jan Ritsema-van Eck Foundation
Eligible are one non-EER student and three EER students of the Bachelor programmes Music, Dance and Circus. Students selected will receive financial support to pay their tuition fees for the whole of their bachelor studies.
At some point, most students in the Netherlands encounter the Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs, commonly known as DUO. This organisation is mostly known for providing students with student finance and the student travel product. Depending on residency status, course registration and age, international students can also get funding from DUO. You can find all information about the requirements and the amounts on DUO’s website for international students: https://duo.nl/particulier/international-student/
Outgoing students (studying or internships abroad)
Holland Scholarship The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, as well as Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. This scholarship is meant for students who want to do their study, internship or research outside the European Economic Area (EEA). The scholarship amounts to a one-off payment of € 1,250. More information?
The extensive DAAD scholarship database offers a wide range of scholarships and additional information for students interested in studying or courses in Germany. This includes special scholarship programmes for musicians and artists. More information for Dutch students? Read this. More information for foreign students, read this. More information about studying or internships abroad can be found on this website.
For more information or questions about finances, grants and the student loan you can contact the Student Life student counselor via firstname.lastname@example.org.