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There are various kinds of grants and scholarships international students can apply for. Often these are targeted for specific purposes or projects.

Private funds

Nuffic offers an on-line search engine for foreign students studying in the Netherlands and looking for financial aid: can help you find and compare scholarships in Europe. Another scholarship database is

Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP)

The NFP Fellowship is intended for professionals from 51 selected countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe.  Individual Dutch embassies have their own focus area to support the development goals of the Netherlands in that NFP country.

For eligibilty criteria and application information go to

Master students in our Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design programmes (Fine Art and Scenography) and Master of Music who meet the eligibility criteria can apply. Please contact HKU Service Desk Student Affairs if you are considering applying for a NFP Fellowship.

Funds for a study abroad

Bachelor students who go abroad for an exchange, project or internship during their study at HKU can apply for funding from the Erasmus or Jan van Scorelfund for their study period abroad.

There are limited possiblilities for international students to apply for a scholarship for the continuation of study after graduation. Read more (in Dutch).

Talent Grant

HKU offers Talent grants for non-EEA students who are not covered by the WSF 2000 nationality criteria and have not obtained a prior Dutch degree. Read more about the Profileringsfonds.

Funding for HKU Utrechts Conservatorium students

The National Music Fund (NMF) supports musician’s personal development and the maximal expression of their musicality. Qualifying studyents can receive funding for a new instrument. Read more about the National Music Fund.

HKU also has two funds which offer financial support to HKU Utrechts Conservatorium students. Read more about the Richard Holfonds and the Georgine van den Boogert Foundation.

The Holland Scholarship

The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and HKU University of the Arts Utrecht.

The scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

Read more

Dutch student financing

Fulltime bachelor and most master students could be eligible for student financing if they have the nationality of one of the countries of the European Union or the European Economic Area.

Read more