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NL scholarship

For Bachelor and Master programmes

The NL 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 NL Scholarship! 

Participating programmes

The following programmes of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences are eligible for the NL 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/Piet Zwart Institute - Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.

Extra application criteria WdKA bachelor

How to apply 

Applicants can apply for their scholarship until the 1 May 2024 (the admission deadline for the programme is 1st May 2024).

  • You can email a letter of motivation to Please state in the subject of the email “Scholarship” and the study programme of your choice. It is also important to mention your full name, study programme and student number in the letter of motivation.
    Requirements: no specific criteria. Please keep it to a maximum of 1,5 page (A4).
    Deadline: May 1st 2024

  • More information about the Willem de Kooning Academy application procedure can be found on the WdKA website.
  • More information about the Piet Zwart Institute application procedure can be found on the Piet Zwart website
    For specific questions about the procedure for our master programmes, please send an email directly to

More information

See the online flyer for more information

The NL Scholarship is made available by:

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