When is the last time you ever think about country of Windmills and Tulips? As the first non-English speaking country which offer English-thought study program, you would definitely write it on your study destination list. In fact, not only Gouda Cheese and Stroop Waffel knocked out your head, the reputation of Dutch Universities also catches the eyes of the world. 13 out of 14 research universities in the Netherlands are in the top 200 world university ranking. Can’t speak Dutch?! No worries! Everyone speaks English and you could enroll in one of 2,100 study programs conducted in full-English.
Dutch government strongly focuses on the internationalization of their education-related. Therefore, support in financing International students to study in the Netherlands is one of their priorities. If you are Indonesian and currently searching about how to finance your study, Dutch government have specialize the relations between the Netherlands and Indonesia through education cooperation. Here is the specific information of scholarships opportunities to study in the Netherlands. More information about study in Holland could be found on the official website of its national organization for education-related, Nuffic Neso Indonesia
Focus Scholarship: Bachelor, Master
Competition: Designated country: Indonesia
Scholarship Coverage: Partial Scholarship
Different from StuNed and OKP, Orange Tulip Scholarship is a partial scholarship offered for Indonesian citizens and several countries where Nuffic Neso offices are located. The scholarship program is funded by Dutch higher education institutions to open up more opportunities in the Dutch study. You could consider applying for this scholarship if your targeted university is listed in the OTS scheme (per country may vary). Once you have registered your study program the university, you could apply for the OTS scholarship by sending your documents to Neso office. OTS would be awarded in the form of tuition fee waiver or living allowance depends on its scheme (per university).
Focus Scholarship: Bachelor, Master
Scholarship Coverage: Partial scholarship
The scholarship is made happened by Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in collaboration with the Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences Netherlands to support more and more international students to experience not only Dutch society but living in the middle of ‘the world’ experience. The scholarship is intended for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to pursue a bachelor or master’s degree studies in the Netherlands. The benefit of the scholarships includes EUR 5000 for the first year of study. Similar to Orange Tulip Scholarships, make sure that your targeted university is listed in the scheme and start the application directly to the university which usually could be submitted along with your study program application.
Focus Scholarship: Master, Tailor-Made Training (TMT)
Scholarship Coverage: Full Scholarship / Co-funding scheme
StuNed scholarship is a fully funded scholarship program for excellent candidates who would like to pursue their master’s degree and one distinctive program for institution called Tailor-Made Training. Since it is a one and only bilateral scholarship program between the Netherlands and Indonesia, selection committee would take it to account these priority areas:
Candidate who has been accepted to one of Dutch Universities in the Netherlands with a study program related to the priority area would benefit a plus point of chance to be awarded. They do not stop there! A strong motivation and excellence skill set, academic and non-academic record also strongly considered. Make sure that you could indicate your strength, vision, and mission in your motivation letter. Interview will be included in the 2nd round of the selection process.
Focus Scholarship: Institutional Cooperation, Tailor-Made Training (TMT) & Individual Scholarships (Master & Short course)
Competition: Developing Country
Scholarship Coverage: Full Scholarship
The Orange Knowledge Program (OKP), formerly Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) is a scholarship programme initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The scholarship program consists of 3 components; individual scholarships for mid-career professionals; TMT; and institutional partnerships between knowledge institutions. Targeted candidates are professionals who work, live, and hold a citizenship in one of the 53 countries on the OKP Country list. To be able to apply for this type of scholarships, the candidate must be nominated by his/her organisation.
Some of the priority themes are Security and Rule of Law, Food and Nutrition Security, and Water. Please note that not all Dutch higher education institutions and study programs offer OKP scholarship, you could find the information on university’s website. The application should be sent directly to the university before the deadline (may vary).
*) Indonesia is no longer a participating country for individual scholarship selection as of June 2020.