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 and can be useful in this matter.

Grants / scholarships
Incoming students
International students looking for financial aid can use the search engine provided by he Study in Holland website. This will give you a complete overview of all scholarships available for studying in Holland.

Holland Scholarship
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. More information? Read this.

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? Read this.

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.

Student Loan
Students under the age of 30 that are registered in full-time or dual education can apply for student finance. To be able to apply for student finance you have to meet a number of requirements, the most important one being your nationality. If you fail to meet the requirements for student finance you may still qualify for a tuition fees loan.

For further information, including the documents required to support an application, read the information on the DUO website. For more information or questions about finances, grants and the student loan you can contact the Student Life student counselor via

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. Click here for more information.