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Holland scholarship

For Bachelor and Master programmes

The Holland scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelors or masters in the Netherlands. The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

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

Participating programmes

The following programmes of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences are eligible for the Holland Scholarship:

Willem de Kooning Academy - Bachelor programmes

Piet Zwart Institute - Master programmes

Scholarship amount

The scholarship amounts to € 5000. You will receive this in the first year of your studies.

Application criteria 

  • Your nationality is non-EEA.
  • You are applying for one of the above mentioned programmes at Willem de Kooning Academy - Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.

Extra application criteria WdKA bachelor

How to apply 

Applicants can apply for their scholarship until the 1 April 2020 (the admission deadline for the programme is 1st March 2020).

  • More information about the Willem de Kooning Academy application procedure can be found on the WdKA website.

Additional requirements

If you meet the specific requirements of Willem de Kooning Academy, we will require the following additional documents:

  • A portfolio containing at least 20 different samples of your work. The portfolio should be of prior creative work, documented in high-quality photos if necessary. Despite the digital age in which we live, the ability to draw is essential for all courses at Willem de Kooning Academy. In addition to photographs, slides and if applicable, 3D work, your portfolio has to include some drawings and-or sketches. You can send your portfolio to

More information

See the online flyer for more information

The Holland Scholarship is made available by:

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Nuffic, VSNU, Vereniging Hogescholen, ministerie OCW.

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