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
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 32 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.
An examples of a Master scholarship applicable to European students is the Educations.com 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