Saxion Holland Top Talent Scholarship (SHTTS)

More information
For more information about this scholarship, check the Study in Holland website.

This scholarship is a joint initiative of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science as well as several Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. This scholarship is meant for excellent and very talented students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s degree in the Netherlands.

This scholarship covers the tuition fee, with exception of the governmental registration fee which is approximately € 1,984 for 2016/2017 and € 2,006 for 2017/2018).


  • You must have outstanding study results, with an average mark of 75% or higher,
  • You must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher,
  • You must be in or starting the admission procedure to one of Saxion’s International Bachelor or Master Programmes as a new student,
  • You must be a student with a nationality from outside the EU/EEA,
  • Scholarships are only awarded for programmes of at least 6-month duration,
  • Scholarships are awarded for one academic year.
  • This scholarship will only be granted if you receive no other scholarship.

How to apply

You can apply by completing our online application form.

Application deadline SHTTS

For our September intake the deadline is 1 May, for the February intake the deadline is 1 December.