Netherlands BS, MS, PhD Scholarships 2025 Admissions

Hey there, future globetrotters and knowledge seekers! If studying in the Netherlands – the land of tulips, windmills, and world-class universities – has been on your radar, this is your sign to make it happen. The best part? There’s a whole rainbow of scholarships waiting to make your Dutch dreams a reality.

Buckle up as we dive into the top 10 scholarships that could be your golden ticket to a Dutch degree in 2025. Plus, we’ve got the scoop on ditching the IELTS (yes, really!) and what scores you’ll need for alternative English tests.

1# Holland Scholarship

      • Degree Level: Bachelor’s or Postgrad
      • The Goods: €5,000 for your first year of study (that’s like a year’s worth of stroopwafels… almost!)
      • Eligibility: Non-EEA students heading to a participating Dutch university
      • Deadline: February 2025
      • Link:

2# Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS)

    • Degree Level: Bachelor’s or Master’s (depends on the country and university)
    • The Goods: Partial tuition waiver and/or living expenses – think of it as a Dutch care package
    • Eligibility: Varies, so check if your country is on the list!
    • Deadline: March 2025
    • Link:

3# Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s (EMJM)

4# Fulbright-Radboud Scholarships

5# Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship (AES)

6# Leiden University Excellence Scholarship (LExS)

7# Utrecht Excellence Scholarship

8# TU Delft Excellence Scholarships

9# Erik Bleumink Scholarships

10# Maastricht University Holland-High Potential Scholarship

List of IELTS Alternative Tests Accepted in Netherlands for Above-Mentioned Scholarship Admissions for 2025 intake

If the IELTS isn’t your cup of tea, fear not! Many Dutch universities welcome scores from other English tests. Here’s what you need to aim for:

  • TOEFL iBT: 90+ (think of it as your ticket to a Dutch pancake feast)
  • PTE Academic: 62+ (enough to buy a bike and cycle like a local)
  • Cambridge English Qualifications: C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency (the higher, the better – think of it as your Dutch language superpower)

Remember: Even if a scholarship doesn’t require IELTS, the university itself might. Always double-check those requirements to avoid any surprises!

Your Dutch Adventure Awaits!

So there you have it – your roadmap to studying in the Netherlands, scholarships and all. Apply, pack your bags, and get ready to experience the Dutch “gezelligheid” (that’s coziness and good vibes) firsthand!

Stay tuned for more updates and detailed guides on how to navigate your way through the application process, life in the Netherlands, and tips to make the most of your international education journey. Cheers to your future Dutch adventure!

Dr. Philip Morgan

(Associate Editor) Dr. Philip Morgan is a postdoctoral fellow and lead author at He earned his Master's and Ph.D. from Stanford before pursuing research in the U.S. on a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship. Leveraging his diverse academic background, Dr. Morgan creates informative articles on scholarships, internships, and fellowships for international students. His expertise and passion empower students to achieve their academic goals through international education opportunities.

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