Decided to enroll in a bachelor or master degree at HAN? Are you from a country outside the EU/EEA? Then you may qualify for a HAN scholarship. They're offered in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.
Have you made outstanding achievements in your education and personal development? And are you a national of a country outside the EU/EEA? Then you’re a good candidate for one of the HAN scholarships below. Don't meet these requirements? Then you might want to search for scholarships elsewhere. For example, with scholarship organizations in your own country or on the Study in NL website.
Scholarships available through HAN and:
Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences
The Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education
Association of universities, the Netherlands
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What are the HAN scholarships?
Scholarship Max. amount For whom? HAN NL Scholarship € 12,500 Non-EU/EEA students Honors Scholarship € 7,500 Non-EU/EEA students who didn’t get a scholarship in the 1st year
HAN NL Scholarship (formerly HAN Holland Scholarship)
For this scholarship you receive € 2,500 in the 1st semester and € 2,500 in the 2nd semester. After that you can receive € 2,500 per year for the following 3 years of study. To get this you must continue earning the required 45 credits each year.
The Honors Scholarship is different. You don’t need to apply for it. The academic board of the study program selects students with outstanding academic results in their 1st year. Who is eligible? Students who meet the minimum requirements but did not receive a HAN NL Scholarship. The payment starts with € 2,500 in the 2nd year. After that you can receive € 2,500 each following year of study. To get this you need to earn the required 45 credits each year.
Scholarship Max. amount For whom? HAN NL Scholarship € 5,000 Non-EU/EEA students Honors Scholarship € 2,500 Non-EU/EEA students who didn't get a scholarship in the 1st semester
HAN NL Scholarship
You receive € 2,500 in the 1st semester and € 2,500 in the 2nd semester.
The Honors Scholarship is different. You don’t need to apply for it. The academic board of the study program selects students with outstanding academic results in their 1st semester. Who is eligible? Students who meet the minimum requirements but did not receive a HAN NL Scholarship. The Honors Scholarship is a once-only payment of € 2,500 in the 2nd semester.
What are the requirements?
- You are a national of a country outside the EU/EEA
- You have not previously been enrolled in a degree at a university or university of applied sciences in the Netherlands
- You have been accepted into a full-time English-taught degree program at HAN
- You have an IELTS score of at least 6.5, a TOEFL iBT score of at least 90 or a Cambridge Certificate (CAE or CPE)
Apply for a scholarship in 5 steps
Apply for a degree program at HAN. Make sure you get accepted before the relevant date below. Keep in mind that diplomas and certificates have to be evaluated, so apply well in time. You're accepted into the program and you meet all the scholarship requirements? Then you’ll receive an email inviting you to apply for a scholarship. You can expect this to arrive on one of the dates below. Please note that all degrees start in September and only some are also offered in February.
September start February start 1 April 1 October
- The next step is preparing the following 3 items:
- A motivation letter. Here you explain why you’ll be a successful HAN student
- A short video of yourself. Max. 3 minutes. Address the following:
- Describe yourself and the things you excel in
- What would your former teachers or your friends tell us about you?
- Tell us about your chosen course of study at HAN
- Imagine you’re working in a team. Based on your personality and/or experience, what role would you have and why?
- What are your career ambitions? What and where do you think you’ll be 10 years from now (professionally speaking)?
- Your Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Follow the link in the email invitation. Fill out the application. Submit it digitally with the 3 items you prepared in step 2. Submit before:
Starting in September Starting in February 1 May, 12 pm CEST 19 October, 12 pm CEST
You’ll receive an email with notification of the award on:
Starting in September Starting in February 1 June 3 November
Send written acceptance of the scholarship. When? By the date stated in your award notification letter.
No. The HAN scholarships are € 2,500 per term or year. Your cost of living will be at least € 1,000 per month, so from € 12,000 per year. Add tuition fees to that, and you need around € 20,000 in total per academic year. So, if you are granted a scholarship worth € 2,500 per academic year or term, you still need around € 15,000 to € 18,000 per academic year to cover your costs.
Receiving your scholarship per semester? This counts for the 1st year of the HAN NL Scholarship. Then you'll be paid in:
September starters October and March February starters March and October
Receiving your scholarship per year? This counts for the HAN Honors Scholarship and the remaining years of the HAN NL Scholarship. Then you'll be paid in:
September starters October February starters March
Keep in mind that you can only receive the scholarship payment if:
- you’re enrolled as a HAN student
- you have a Dutch bank account in your name
Are you a dual national? Spanish and Venezuelan, for example. So EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA? Your EU/EEA nationality will be used as your 1st nationality. This means you can’t apply for a HAN scholarship. But it does qualify you to pay the EU/EEA tuition fee. This is much lower than the non-EU/EEA fee combined with a HAN scholarship.
You cannot combine HAN scholarships. But you can combine a HAN scholarship with a scholarship from another organization.
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