Holland Scholarship 2017-2018

For students registered at Leiden University who want to study, do research or do an internship at an institution or in a company outside the European Economic Area.    

For whom?

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 meant for excellent bachelor and master students registered at Leiden University who want to study, do research or do an internship at an institution or in a company outside the European Economic Area (EEA), which has been approved by your International Exchange Coordinator. The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Mobility to Bonaire, Sint Eustacius and Saba is not eligible for the Holland Scholarship.


Which countries?

All non-EU/EEA countries (including Aruba, Curaçao, St Maarten, Surinam and Switzerland). Mobility to Bonaire, Sint Eustacius and Saba is not eligible for the Holland Scholarship.

 

How much?

The Holland Scholarship amounts to a one-off payment of € 1.250 and is meant as a contribution towards your study expenses.  

General conditions

  1. You must be enrolled at Leiden University during the academic year for which the scholarship is to be awarded. During the stay abroad you will pay the statutory tuition fee to Leiden University.

  2. You must have permission from the Board of Examiners (Examencommissie) for your period abroad.

  3. The study, research or internship is a fully recognised part of the diploma and you will receive a minimum of 15 study credits accordingly.
  4. The study, research or internship should be for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 12 months.
  5. The study, research or internship starts between 1 June 2017 till 1 March 2018
  6. You have achieved excellent study results. As an indication, you belong among the top 10% of your class.
  7. If you are eligible for funding from the Sustainable Humanities Scholarship (Stagefonds Duurzame Geesteswetenschappen) for your period abroad you cannot apply for the Holland Scholarship. Check with the International Exchange Coordiantor of the Faculty of Humanities.
  8. If you are eligible for Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility for your period abroad you cannot apply for the Holland Scholarship.
  9. After returning you must write a report. The Report must be sent to your International Exchange Coordiantor . A template for the Report can be downloaded from the Holland Scholarship website (see website below).
  10. Upon return, you must submit a ‘Holland Scholarship Statement’ within two months after the study, research or internship period abroad has ended. This statement must be signed by your International Exchange Coordiantor. The International Exchange Coordinator will not sign the Statement if he/she has not received the Report. The Holland Scholarship Statement must be sent to outbound@sea.leidenuniv.nl. The Holland Scholarship Statement can be downloaded from the Holland Scholarship website (see website below).
  11. If you do not submit the Statement within the timelines given in the decision letter, no claim can be made on the grant and you will be obliged to pay back the total Holland Scholarship to Leiden University.

Application procedure and deadline

Step Procedure Deadline
1 Write a letter of motivation (Dutch or English) n.a.
2 have a transcript of records available n.a.
3 Complete and submit the Online Application form Holland Scholarship 2017-2018. Make sure to upload the letter of motivation and the Transcript of Records 1 April 2017
 4  All Holland Scholarship applicants will be informed by the scholarship department of Student Educational Affairs about the outcome of the selection procedure

Mid May 2017

 

 

Flyer Holland Scholarship

Documents for Holland Scholarship awardees

Study Abroad Report

Holland Scholarship Statement

Last Modified: 23-12-2016