Scholarships for international students in the Netherlands

Here you can find all the scholarships offered by Saxion University of Applied Sciences.

Saxion Scholarships

We are proud to offer scholarships to talented international students that apply for a bachelor’s or master’s programme at Saxion for the September intake.

You can apply for our Saxion Talent Scholarship (STS) and Holland Scholarship (HS) after you have applied at Saxion for your study programme via this link Please note that this link will be active from November 2022 on. The deadline for applying is the 1st of May 2023. 

Please check this document  for more  detailed information on Saxion scholarships. 

Are you still looking for answers to some questions? Please check our OTS/HS/STS FAQ here.

  • This scholarship is meant for excellent and very talented students from outside the European Economic Area (EU/EEA) who intend to follow their bachelor’s or master’s* degree in the Netherlands. The scholarship only applies to non-EU/EEA students who pay the full institutional tuition fee. 

*At Saxion the eligible master programmes are: Applied Nanotechnology, Innovative Textile Development and Robotics System Engineering.

There is a limited number Holland Scholarships available. 

The Holland Scholarship is co-financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Saxion University of Applied Sciences. You can find more information about this scholarship programme here.


This scholarship is meant for talented students with above average study results who apply for a bachelor’s programme. The scholarship only applies to non-EU/EEA students who pay the full institutional tuition fee. 

There is a limited number of Saxion Talent Scholarships available. 

Saxion University of Applied Sciences (UAS) offers the OTS to bachelor candidates and candidates for our master programmes in Applied Nanotechnology or Innovative Textile Development and Robotics System Engineering, as a waiver. 

Students can apply for the OTS at the Nuffic Neso office in Indonesia and India (2 scholarship available per country). 

Saxion Excellence Scholarship (SES) is a scholarship for Saxion students who have passed the first year of their bachelor’s programme and would like to continue studying the same programme (2nd, 3rd or 4th year) at Saxion UAS. 

  • You can apply for this scholarship during each year of the main phase of your bachelor’s study at Saxion (so from the second year onwards up to a maximum of three (3) times).  

  • You cannot apply for this scholarship if you switch to a different study programme or if you, after graduation, start another bachelor’s programme at Saxion. 

  • The required EC and GPA must have been gained during your last academic year (between 1 September of last year and 31 Augustus of current year).  

There is a limited number of 150 Saxion Excellence Scholarships available. 

Detailed information concerning requirements and eligibility is available on the Self-service portal or for students who are currently studying at Saxion. 

Other Scholarships


Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)

The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) is a scholarship programme initiated and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by Nuffic, in cooperation with Dutch institutions.

The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals and institutions in higher and vocational education. 

More information about OKP
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StuNed Scholarships

StuNed Scholarships for master’s studies, short courses and customised training programmes are available for Indonesian professionals with at least two years’ work experience in a development-related organisation. 

More information about StuNed

Further information on how and where to apply for a scholarship, within the framework of cultural agreements between the Netherlands and your home country, or most other possible scholarships, is available at the nearest Royal Netherlands Embassy, or from the Dutch Education Organisation NUFFIC

You can also check grantfinder for an overview of funding opportunities which might be available to you.