Holland Scholarship

The Holland Scholarship is a grant awarded by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and 48 Dutch universities of applied science and universities. Radboud University also takes part in this programme. The grant is for students wishing to study outside the European Economic Region (EER). The EER consists of the EU, Lichtenstein, Iceland and Norway.  Check out the complete list of Radboud-wide partners at the bottom of this page.

Eligible countries or regions
All non-EU/non-EEA countries
Maximum financing
Coverage of scholarship
Partial scholarship


  • You are enrolled at Radboud University as a full-time bachelor or Master's student.
  • You're going to stay abroad for a period of at least 7 weeks for a study-exchange you will be taking subjects equivalent to a minimum of 10 ECTS at your host organisation. However, this means that at most universities, you will have to take classes for a full semester. In addition, your faculty/study programme may require you to gain more ECTS during that semester.
  • During your current study cycle, you have not already received any Holland Scholarship or Individual Travel Grant for studies, internship (medical) or research.
  • You have been selected for an exchange programme at one of our partner universities.
  • You have submitted  your online application and your Learning Agreement and Grant Agreement (fully completed and signed) to studentexchange [at] ru.nl no later than two weeks before your exchange is due to start.

Important: if you are going for a whole semester on exchange to an exchange partner that is not a Radboud-wide partner outside the EER, but a faculty exchange partner, you will not be eligible for Holland Scholarship. You will receive and invitation to apply for the Individual Travel Grant.  Unfortunately, you cannot combine a Holland Scholarship with an Individual Travel Grant. If you have any other questions about this, please get in touch with studentexchange [at] ru.nl. If there is an Erasmus+ grant available for your specific destination outside Europe, the Erasmus+ grant takes priority over the Holland Scholarship. In that case, someone will get in touch with you.

How to apply


Have you been given permission for an exchange programme with one of the educational institutes for Academic Year 2023/2024? If so, you will automatically receive an email around April 2023, inviting you to fill in an online grant application.

After submitting the online grant application, there are a number of documents (filled in and signed) that you must submit, including a Learning Agreement. If there are any changes to your Learning Agreement later, you must submit a Change Form.