Liberation Scholarship

The Liberation Scholarship Program offers 70 scholarships to highly motivated students from Canada who would like to study in the Netherlands for three to twelve months and become part of the long-standing historic ties between the two countries.

To celebrate seventy years of liberation and honour the sacrifices Canadian soldiers made for our freedom, the Netherlands has launched the Liberation Scholarship Program, as a token of lasting gratitude and friendship.

Application criteria

  • You have Canadian citizenship.
  • You apply for a study period of between three and twelve months at one of the participating Dutch higher education institutions.
  • Your study period in the Netherlands starts before 1 September 2016.
  • You meet the specific requirements of the institution of your choice.


You will receive a one-off scholarship to cover international travel and initial costs for your stay in the Netherlands, which you will receive one month after the start of your study period in the Netherlands.

How to apply

At Saxion you can apply for the following programmes with a Liberation Scholarship: