Loans, Grants and Scholarships


Apart from the limited number of ArtEZ–scholarships and Holland Scholarships in general international students are not entitled to student grants or scholarships offered by the Dutch government. 

Exceptions are made for:

  • recognized refugees *
  • The loan or reimbursement of tuition fees for EU students **

* Refugee students are advised to get in touch with the University Assistance Fund (UAF) UAF tel. +31 (0)30 2520835 / fax +31 (0)30 2521099.

** If you began your course in the Netherlands after the 2007-2008 academic year, you will be able to apply for a loan to cover your tuition fees (collegegeldkrediet). You will have to repay this loan once you have completed your course. Further information is available at


In some cases, non EU/EER students are eligible for a student grant for a course in the Netherlands. If you want to find out whether you are eligible for a grant, based on your nationality or residence permit, check out the nationality chart of IB groep: 

Prospective students from the USA might want to check

A complete overview of alternative scholarships available for international students who want to study in the Netherlands is available on the sites: and

If you have received a (provisionary) letter of acceptance for our next incoming class you are welcome to contact Rik Fernhout for advice.