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The Netherlands

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

Orange Tulip Scholarships (OTS)

Focus Scholarship: Foundation, Bachelor, Master

Competition: Designated country: Indonesia

Scholarship Coverage: Partial Scholarship

Different from StuNed and NFP, Orange Tulip Scholarship is a partial scholarship offered for Indonesian citizens and several countries where Nuffic Neso offices are located. Dutch higher education institutions, the Dutch company and the Indonesian government, joined as a sponsor to open up more opportunities in the Dutch study. You could consider t apply 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 OTS scholarships 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).


  • Indonesian Citizens (OTS Indonesia) 
  • Not currently studying or working in the Netherlands 
  • Application for targeted study program at one of the Dutch universities has started or has been admitted proven by Letter of Acceptance 
  • Meet the special conditions required by the Orange Tulip Scholarship scheme (per university may vary)

Holland Scholarships

Focus Scholarship: Bachelor, Master

Competition: worldwide

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 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.


  • non-EEA nationality 
  • have started admission process at Holland Scholarship’s partner universities for a full-time bachelor’s or master’s programme 
  • meet the specific requirements of the institution of your choice 
  • Do not have a degree from Dutch education institution before applying Holland Scholarship

Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)

Focus Scholarship: Short Courses & Masters

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 for short courses and Master programs. The scholarship program consists of 3 components; individual scholarships for mid-career professionals; group training; and institutional partnerships between knowledge institutions. Targeted candidates are professionals who work, live, and hold a citizenship in one of the 52 countries on the OKP Country list. To be able to apply for this type of scholarships, the candidate must be nominated by his/her organization. 

Some of the priority themes are Food and nutrition security, water, sexual and reproductive health and rights, security and the rule of the law, and energy and climate. Please note that not all of Dutch universities 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).


  • hold a nationality of, working and living in one of the 52 OKP partner’s countries; 
  • Provide employer’s statement that complies with the format Nuffic has provided. 
  • must not be employed by an organisation that has its own means of staff-development. 
  • must have a government statement that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established (if applicable).
  • must have an official passport valid at least three months after the submission date of the registration form by the candidate

Studeren in Nederland (StuNed)

Focus Scholarship: Master, non-degree

Competition: Indonesia

Scholarship Coverage: Full Scholarship

StuNed scholarship is a fully funded scholarship program for excellent candidates who would like to pursue their Master degree, short courses, 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 area: - Water - Agri-food and Horticulture - Health Management - International Trade, Finance, Economics - Transportation and Logistics - Security and Rule of Law 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. Interview is not included in the selection process where the committee would only examine your documents. Make sure that you could indicate your strength, vision and mission in your motivation letter.


  • Indonesian Nationality proven by ID or Passport 
  • Obtained minimum Bachelor’s/ D4 degree with minimum GPA 3,00 (StuNed Master) / 2,75 (StuNed Short Course) 
  • Fresh Graduate or Employee eligible to apply for StuNed Master, 2 years of working experience for StuNed Short Course 
  • Received Letter of Acceptance (unconditional) from one of the Dutch Higher Education Institution 
  • Obtained English proficiency certificate with minimum score of IELTS 6,0 / TOEFL iBT 80 for Master ad IELTS 5,5 / TOEFL iBT 68 for Short Course. 
  • No age limit