Finances and Scholarships
Before you decide to go abroad, it is very important that you make a clear estimate not only for yourself, but also for those who will possibly co-finance it. Also take unexpected costs into account. To help you make an estimate, here are some tips and examples.
- *No extra tuition fees; you only pay college fees to HZ.
- *There are scholarships; study/work placements abroad are often subsidised, so you can apply for a scholarship.
As stated above, you can apply for a once-only HZ-scholarship. This is a subsidised scholarship that is given out to students that study or do a work placement abroad. As far as we know, HZ University is the only ‘hogeschool’ in the Netherlands that subsidises its students with a scholarship. The sum of this scholarship is certainly not bad, so you should be really happy with such extra money!
Apart from the HZ-scholarships, other options to explore are:
Erasmus scholarship / Life Long Learning
If you do part of your study at a HZ partner institute in Europe, you can apply for such a scholarship. HZ has entered an agreement with those partner institutes concerning programmes, number of ECTS and the recognition of ECTS.
The Life Long Learning scholarship is a scholarship that the European Union has made available in order to stimulate students from its member states to gain experience abroad during their education; to enhance their languages, to become acquainted with other cultures, etc.
The scholarship also serves as compensation in the travel and accommodation costs that a study abroad will bring in its wake. Clearly, the Life Long Learning will not cover all the costs that you will have abroad.
Questions about scholarships?