Scholarships

Scholarships

Below you will find the most recent and essential information about scholarship opportunities for international Master’s students.

Bright Future Scholarship

We proudly present our ‘Bright Future Scholarship’, a full scholarship opportunity for Dutch asylum status holders. International talent should not go to waste!

World Citizen Talent Scholarship

The World Citizen Talent Scholarship (WCTS) is developed and offered by The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Three scholarships of EUR 5,000 each are available for Master’s students every year.

Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP/NFP)

On 1 July 2017, the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) entered a new phase as a new programme called the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP).

Grantfinder search engine

The online search engine Grantfinder provides a complete overview of all scholarships available for international students in the Netherlands.

Scholarship in your home country

Check whether any scholarships are available in your home country.

Susana Menendez Bright Future Scholarship

Asylum seekers have often had to overcome great adversity to start over in a new country. As the number of refugees in the Netherlands is increasing rapidly, a higher education institution is opening its doors to give them the chance to become a valuable member of society. We believe international talent should not go to waste, which is why The Hague University of Applied Sciences and The Hague Graduate School are offering up to three Susana Menendez Bright Future Scholarships (BFS) for the 2020-2021 academic year that are open to all asylum status holders. In our opinion, higher education plays an essential role in preparing refugees for the Dutch job market and expanding their network and knowledge. We are looking for talented people and professionals who are ready to take on the challenge and join one of our Master’s programmes (available in English).

The scholarship covers the full tuition fee for successful candidates. Books will be provided for, but must be returned after graduation.

Programmes available in English:

Application deadline: 15 May 2020


Application process 

Step 1

Apply for the Master’s programme of your choice using the online application tool.

Step 2

Write an essay (in English, 900 to 1100 words) outlining in what ways you intend to be an impactful innovator. What would you like to contribute to creating a better world with your degree? Please read our essay guidelines and further information on the assessment procedure below before you start writing.

Step 3

Submit your essay by emailing it to masters-admission@hhs.nl. Please write ‘BFS’ in the subject line and state your student number in the essay.

Step 4

If you are required to take a PPS-V test, we will provide you with more information.

Scholarship assessments and results

The scholarships will be awarded by a committee of judges selected by The Hague Graduate School. The committee’s decision is binding and you will be informed about the results by email by 1 June. Please note that you will only be awarded the scholarship after you have been conditionally accepted and have met all terms and conditions of enrolment. By submitting your essay, you are giving us the right to publish it if desired. Scholarship winners are also expected to participate actively in the programme and its evaluations, become an ambassador of The Hague Graduate School and contribute to the internationalisation of our institution. If you have any questions before applying, please email them to masters-admission@hhs.nl. Please make sure to read the BFS Regulations, as it contains detailed information regarding this scholarship programme.

World Citizen Talent Scholarship

Do you consider yourself a global citizen? Every year, up to three (one-time) scholarships worth EUR 5,000 are available to prospective Master’s students. We are seeking intelligent, talented and ambitious people who consider themselves citizens of the world.

You are eligible for a World Citizen Talent Scholarship if you:

  • Originate from outside the Netherlands and do not live in the Netherlands.
  • Are enrolling in The Hague Graduate School for the first time.
  • Have never applied for this scholarship before.
  • Have been conditionally accepted to join your chosen programme on or before 31 March for the upcoming academic year.

Application Process

Step 1

Apply for the Master’s programme of your choice using the online application tool.

Step 2

Complete the following essay assignment.

Step 3

Submit your essay by emailing it to masters-admission@hhs.nl. Please state your name and student number in the essay and write WCTS and your student number in the email subject line. The deadline for submitting your essay is 31 March 2020.

Scholarship assessments and results

We have appointed a committee to assess all essays. The judges will select the three students with the most impressive essays to receive the scholarship. The jury’s decision is binding and you will be informed about the results by email by 15 May. Please note that you will only be awarded the scholarship after you have been conditionally accepted and have met all terms and conditions of enrolment. Once the scholarship has been awarded, the relevant amount (€ 5000) will be waived from the tuition fee as the last instalment. By submitting your essay, you are giving us the right to publish it if desired. Scholarship winners are also expected to participate actively in the programme and its evaluations, become an ambassador of the Master’s programmes and contribute to the internationalisation of our institution. If you have any questions before applying, please email them to masters-admission@hhs.nl. Please make sure you read the Regulations for Financial Aid Master Programmes, as it contains detailed information regarding this scholarship programme.

Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP/NFP)

On 1 July 2017, the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) entered a new phase as the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP). OKP aims to advance the development of the competence, knowledge and quality of both individuals and institutions in higher and vocational education.

In order to be eligible for an OKP Scholarship, you:

  • Must be a national of and working and living in one of the countries on the provisional OKP country list.
  • Must have an employer’s statement that complies with the format provided by Nuffic: all information must be provided and all commitments that are included in the format must be endorsed in the statement.
  • Must not be employed by an organisation with its own programme for staff development. Organisations that are considered to have their own programme for staff development are, for example, multinational corporations (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft), large national and/or large commercial organisations, bilateral donor organisations (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida, Dutch Ministry of Foreign affairs, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid), multilateral donor organisations, (e.g. a UN organisation, World Bank, IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB) and international NGOs (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care).
  • Must have an official and valid passport.
  • May not receive more than one scholarship for courses taking place at the same time.
  • Must have a government statement that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established (if applicable). Check whether such a statement is required for your country (download document).
  • Must be conditionally accepted by The Hague Graduate School for the Master’s programme of your choice.

Student motivation letter

It is important that you devote the utmost attention to your motivation for studying. We recommend that you read the eligibility criteria for the embassy and make sure to answer all questions in such a way that this will result in a positive assessment. Your motivation should not be general, but unique. It is important that you show the embassy that, on returning to your country, you will be in a position to create a positive change in your organisation and for your country. This information is very important for the embassies when evaluating your application and cannot be underestimated. For more information about OKP, please visit Nuffic's website and read through the information provided by StudyinHolland. For a short list of important documents pertaining to OKP, please take a look here.

Scholarships in your home country

It is worth checking whether any scholarships are available in your home country. For example, American students can apply for a Fulbright scholarship and there is an EU-South Africa Scholarship Programme available to South African students. Your country may offer similar grants. For more information or application forms, contact your local Dutch embassy or ask your current higher educational institution. The Grantfinder website also provides some useful information on scholarships. This website is part of the Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education (Nuffic).

Contact

Do you have any questions? Contact us:

Email: info-thgs@hhs.nl
Telephone: (+31) (0)70 - 445 8900
(Mon.-Fri. from 8:30 am to 5 pm)