Scholarships

While common in other countries, scholarships, especially full scholarships, are rare in the Dutch education system. However, there are some scholarship options available at the HZ.

Holland Scholarship for incoming students

The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. The Holland Scholarship is for incoming students not originally from the EEA who have not previously studied in the Netherlands, and who plan to attend the HZ University of Applied Sciences in the framework of diploma mobility. The scholarship awarded is not a full scholarship. It has a value of € 5,000.00 and is allotted for one year only.

Please note: Payments will take place by transferring four instalments of each € 1,250. If you drop out before 1 April 2023, the remaining instalments will not be transferred to you.

Conditions for allotment:

  • The student is not from the European Economic Area (EEA). The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway
  • The student has not previously studied in the Netherlands
  • The student has an IELTS of 6.5 (or higher) or an equivalent
  • The student wants to enrol in a fulltime (four-year or three-year) bachelor’s or the 1.5 year Master programme at HZ
  • The student has already been (conditionally) accepted to the HZ Bachelor’s or the Master programme indicated with his/her scholarship application. See: how to apply for a Bachelors' programme

How to apply for the Holland Scholarship
Students can apply for the scholarship by sending an email to study@hz.nl before 1 May of their starting year. In this email, the student should indicate reasons for choosing the particular HZ Bachelor programme of study. The student must also send a copy of his/her CV with the email. The applications will be assessed by a two-member HZ Scholarship Committee, nominated by the academy directors. The HZ Scholarship Committee will award the scholarship based on previous academic results, motivation for choosing programme of study and C.V. applicants will be notified of the decision within 6 weeks after the application deadline of 1 May.

Rotary Scholarschip for Water Management, Civil Engineering and River Delta Development

HZ University of Applied Sciences is pleased to announce a Scholarship donated by the Rotary Club Vlissingen/Flushing. The Scholarship is intended for a student who has a strong wish to study in the field of water as offered by HZ UAS and return to his/her home country to help solve water challenges there. The Scholarship amounts to €2,000 and is intended for a student who complies with the conditions as listed below, and is a student of one of the following programmes:

  • BSc Water Management
  • BSc Civil Engineering
  • MSc River Delta Development

Criteria are as follows:

  • Applicant must be an international (free moving) student;
  • Applicant has already been (conditionally) accepted to one of the relevant programmes;
  • Applicant must indicate why this scholarship would be of great financial support AND how the costs for the duration of the whole academic programme will be covered;
  • Applicant should express his/her wish, after successful finishing the programme, to contribute to solving water related challenges in his/her home country;
  • Applicant should subscribe to show interest in the UN Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Applicant is required twice during the year to appear at a Rotary Club Vlissingen meeting and share his/her progress in life and studies;
  • Applicant should write and hand in an original essay, in which the points indicated above are made clear;

Please note: payments will take place by transferring two instalments of each €1,000. Should you stop your studies before 1 April 2023 the remaining instalment will not be transferred to your account.

How to apply for the Rotary Scholarship
Students can apply for the scholarship by sending an email to study@hz.nl before 1 May of their starting year. In this email, the student should indicate the above criteria. The student must also send a copy of his/her CV with the email.

An internal HZ committee will be appointed, consisting of a colleague of one of the three programmes (for which the applicant is NOT applying), a member of the HZ International Office and the relations manager.

Mobility grants scholarships

When you are a student at HZ University of Applied Sciences and you are going abroad for a study or internship outside of the Netherlands, you can apply for a grant or scholarship.

HZ Grant
HZ offers a HZ Grant for students who study or do an unpaid internship outside the EU. As far as we know, HZ is the only university of applied sciences in the Netherlands that subsidises its students with a grant.

Holland Scholarschip
This scholarship is meant for full-time HZ 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. 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. The scholarship amounts to a one-off payment of € 1,250 and is meant as a contribution towards your study expenses.

Erasmus+ grant
If you do part of your study or do your internship at an HZ partner institute, you can apply for this grant. The Erasmus+ is a grant 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 grant is a contribution to the expenses you will make, it will most probably not cover all the expenses.

As soon as you are a student of HZ, you will get more information on how to apply for a grant.