Holland Scholarship

Holland Scholarship

Holland Scholarship

The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch Research Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences. The scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their Bachelor's or Master's in The Netherlands. EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Nationals of Switzerland and Suriname are also excluded from this scholarship programme.

Are you ready for the chance of a lifetime? Apply for the Holland Scholarship!

Scholarship amount

The scholarship amounts to a one-time payment of €5,000, which you will receive during the first year of your studies. Hotelschool The Hague has 5 Holland Scholarships available for our Bachelor programme during the Academic Year 2018-2019. 

Application criteria

In order to be considered for the Holland Scholarship you need to have applied for and have been accepted in the bachelor degree programme of Hotelschool The Hague, University of Applied Sciences. You will receive an individual invitation to apply to the Holland Scholarship via the Admissions Office. 

Application criteria

The applicant must:

  • Have a non-EEA nationality, and be required to pay the institutional fee
  • Have never previously studied at an higher educational institution in the Netherlands
  • Meet the admission requirements of the Bachelor programme at Hotelschool The Hague, and have been accepted to the abovementioned programme upon successful participation in their selection procedure before 1 May 2018. 

Selection criteria

Selection criteria
Hotelschool The Hague embraces further diversity and internationalisation of our community. An international community is an enrichment to our education, research and our contribution to the international hospitality and society. Furthermore, we aim to prepare our students for a global and diverse society and workplace. Only the most talented students according to Hotelschool The Hague are eligible for selection. The selection of the candidates is based on ranking.

For the Holland Scholarship Programme application 3 documents are required:

  1. Proof of excellence/ GPA       
    Excellence in previous education is proven, if the grade point average achieved is at least the equivalent of the Dutch grade of 8.0 on the Dutch grading scale 1 – 10. The Selection Committee of Hotelschool The Hague will decide on the local grade equivalents for the Dutch grade of 8.0 using the grade information included in the NUFFIC country modules.
  2. Reference letter
    Should you have obtained working experience in the hospitality industry, or a related field, please submit a reference letter stating the function you have hold, and the period during which you have hold this particular position.
  3. Financial Statement
    We kindly ask you to submit a Financial Statement, by means of which you show us how you are planning on financing the first year of your studies at the Hotelschool The Hague. A standard format is available, and will be send along with the invitation to apply to the Holland Scholarship. 

Assessment procedure

The applicants will be assessed initially by the selection committee of Hotelschool The Hague. The applicants will be ranked on the basis of the proof of excellence, and the quality of their reference letter.  


The Holland Scholarship is made available by:

How to apply?

You can apply for the Holland Scholarship at Hotelschool The Hague once you have been accepted to our Bachelor programme. Upon your acceptance, you will automatically be invited to apply for the scholarship.

The deadline for application for the Scholarship is 1 May 2018. Therefore, we would like to advise you to apply for an early selection day, so the result of the selection day is presented to you before 1 May 2018.  

Read more information about our Bachelor Programme.