Non European students are not entitled to a student loan or tuition fee loan by the Dutch government. Howevere there are some options for acquiring scholarships and grants that cover some or all of the costs of a study programme at VHL University of Applied Sciences (VHL). In general, candidates should bear in mind that official procedures require several months. It is therefore advisable to submit a scholarship request as early as possible.
Examples of grants and scholarships
For an overview of all scholarships available for international students who want to study in The Netherlands, please visit www.studyinholland.nl
The Netherlands has a student loan system for Dutch students (in Dutch: studiefinanciering). In some cases international students might be eligible but you have to meet several conditions. You have to for example work for at least 56 hours a month, or have been living in The Netherlands for more than 5 years. Please have a look at the website of the government to check your eligibility.
The studiefinanciering might not be applicable to you, however the Dutch government does offer a tuition fee loan to international students that covers the costs of the tuition fees. Please click here for further information.
Examples of Master scholarships applicable to European students are the Educations.com scholarship and the Sustainability Scholarship.
For an overview of all scholarships available for international students who want to study in The Netherlands, please visit https://www.studyinnl.org/finances