Holland Scholarship

Application Deadline: 15 April

Only 30 scholarships available


Selection by Faculty Exchange offices

Study, Internship, Research

More information

The Holland Scholarship is a scholarship made available by the Dutch Ministry of Education Culture and Science together with Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. It is meant for students who want to study, do research or an internship outside the European Economic Area (EEA). The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. There is a limited number of Holland Scholarships available - 30 scholarships for 2016-2017 - and students will be selected by the faculties. Information about the selection procedure can be obtained from the Faculty’s International Exchange Office.

Target group

To qualify for the Holland Scholarship, you must meet the following conditions:

  • You are going abroad in the academic year 2016-2017
  • You are following a full time programme at TU Delft
  • You will use the scholarship for studying, doing research or an internship with a minimum duration of three months
  • Your study, research or internship is a fully recognised part of your TU Delft academic programme and consist of at least 15 ECTS
  • Your study, research or internship will take place in a country outside the EU/EEA (the EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and not in your country of origin
  • You must be either a bachelor student having passed all your obligatory two-year BSc courses (i.e. obtained 120 ECTS) at the start of your study, research or internship abroad, or a master student. Furthermore,  you must be a talented open-minded student having obtained above average study results,  be ambitious and enterprising and having developed relevant extra-curricular activities
  • Students participating in joint programmes with foreign universities are not eligible for the Holland Scholarship
  • You are and will remain registered as a full time student at TU Delft during your stay abroad. During the stay abroad you will pay the statutory fee to TU Delft
  • You do not receive any other TU Delft mobility grants (for example CvB, ERASMUS+, JvE, IS, STIR, VM) in addition to the Holland Scholarship. Furthermore you can only receive the Holland Scholarship once during your registration period at TU Delft. Students must keep TU Delft informed of the outcome of other grant applications. TU Delft has the right to withdraw the Holland Scholarship scholarship or to demand (partial or whole) repayment of sums already paid, in case an external grant is awarded to the student
  • Students must inform TU Delft’s Central International Office immediately if the study, internship or research for which the Holland Scholarship has been issued cannot be started or is terminated early, or if during the stay abroad students prove unable to attend the entire programme or wish to switch for whatever reason. Following consultation, the Central International Office will decide on continuation, withdrawal or amendment of the grant.
  • You have to register your study abroad contact details in OSIRIS (at least 14 days before departure) by which you are automatically awarded free-of-charge TU Delft travel insurance. This allows the TU Delft to contact you abroad in case of emergencies. For specific information about the registration procedure go to www.studyabroad.tudelft.nl, click under ‘Direct links’ on OSIRIS abroad registration, follow the instructions
  • You are to refrain from engaging in any political and/or commercial activities during your time abroad that could damage the reputation of TU Delft
  • You are expected to cooperate with TU Delft on publicity with regard to the Holland Scholarship. This may include publishing the student’s name, grant award and the final report on the TU Delft website, meeting with other students to exchange experiences and informing students of partner universities about studying at TU Delft


The contribution towards your study/internship expenses is a one-off compensation of €1250. Please note that a Holland Scholarship is not meant to cover all your expenses. It is a limited allowance toward the extra expenses you will incur while studying abroad. If the Holland Scholarship is awarded, it will be paid to you in one instalment after your return, upon receipt of your travel report. The travel report must be submitted within 1 month after the conclusion of your study abroad period unless the deferment has been approved in writing. If we have not received your report before this date, the grant awarded to you will expire.

Application procedure

Contact your Faculty International Exchange Office.They select scholarship recipients and can provide you with information about the selection procedure. The Faculty International Exchange Office will send your nomination file (consisting of the Holland Scholarship application form and enclosures) to the Central International Office (CIO). After this the CIO will send you a grant letter listing the conditions for the scholarship and the guidelines for the travel report. Please read the grant letter very carefully especially the deadline for submitting your travel report. The grant letter must be signed and returned to CIO to indicate your acceptance of the terms and conditions.

Early Termination

The student must inform the Central International Office immediately if the period of study/internship/research for which a grant has been awarded cannot commence or is prematurely terminated, or if the student is unable to complete the entire programme or wishes to amend the programme for any reason whatsoever. The Central International Office will then decide on continuation, withdrawal or amendment of the grant.

Final obligations

Your travel report must be submitted to the Central International Office no later than one month after conclusion of your stay abroad Send it to grantsoutgoing@remove-this.tudelft.nl with the following subject ‘Holland Scholarship Travel Report”. If you are unable to submit your travel report by the one-month deadline, you may request an extension from the Central International Office. Your request for an extension must be submitted before expiration of the one-month deadline. If we have not received your travel report before this date, the grant awarded to you will expire.

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