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.  

The online application form for our Saxion Talent Scholarship (STS) and Holland Scholarship (HS) will be available on this website from 20 January until 1 May 2020. 

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

  • 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. 

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.

You can apply for the HS (and STS) until 1 May 2020, by submitting this form.

Please note that you will only have to apply once as this application form is applicable for both HS and STS. After receipt of your application we will first consider you for the highest possible scholarship you are eligible for. If you are not selected for that scholarship, you will be subsequently considered for the next.

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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. 

You can apply for the STS (and HS) until 1 May 2020, by submitting this form.

Please note that you will only have to apply once as this application form is applicable for both STS and HS. After receipt of your application we will first consider you for the highest possible scholarship you are eligible for. If you are not selected for that scholarship, you will be subsequently considered for the next.

Saxion University of Applied Sciences (UAS) offers the OTS to bachelor candidates from Brazil, China, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Vietnam, South Africa, India, as a waiver. 

Saxion Excellent 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).  

  • 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 ECTS’s must have been gained during your last academic year (between 1 September of last year and 31 Augustus of current year).   

 Importance Notice: 

  • The information on this page is only applicable to new students starting their Saxion bachelor’s programme from academic year 2019-2020 onwards. 

  • Information on the SES is available on the Saxion intranet (MySaxion >> My service >> Re-enrolment / tuition fee >> SES). This page is only accessible to current Saxion students. 


Other Scholarships

Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)

Important notice!: Due to the national COVID-19 measures, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked the Nuffic to temporarily stop all granting, including the OKP scholarship, until further notice. 

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
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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.