Holland Scholarship

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The Holland Scholarship is especially for students of Utrecht University who are going to study or conduct research at one of the strategic partners or University-wide exchange partners of Utrecht University.

First all students with a place at the three strategic partners are eligible for a grant:

  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Toronto

We expect more grants to be available than students going to the strategic partners. The remaining scholarships will be distributed by drawing lots.

You can appeal to the lottery for the remaining scholarships if:

  1. Your exchange or research takes place at a universitywide partner university, a list of which you can find here.
  2. This partner university is situated outside of the EU/EER. Students who are going to a university in the United Kingdom will thus also be able to apply for the Holland Scholarship.

The scholarship consists of a one-time amount of € 1,250 and is a contribution for your study costs.


  • You are enrolled as a full-time student at Utrecht University.
  • Your study or research abroad will take place in the academic year 2023-2024 and has a minimum duration of three months and will earn you a minimum of 15 ECTS.
  • Your study or research will take place at one of the above three strategic partners or another university-wide partner university outside of Europe. Please note! You are not eligible for this scholarship if your study or research is in your home country .
  • You have (almost) no study delay and the courses you will take will count for your bachelor or master programme.

How to Apply

Students who have been selected for these destinations will be informed via e-mail in May with instructions on when and how to apply in Osiris. You don't have to worry you will miss the deadline.

What is the Holland Scholarship?

The Holland Scholarship is a scholarship provided by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science as well as Dutch colleges and universities. The scholarship is intended for students who want to study or do research outside the European Economic Area (EEA). The EEA consists of the EU, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway.


The Holland Scholarship is made available by:

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This procedure is subject to the Executive Board appeals procedure.