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Information about scholarships for non-EU students, loans, and grants.

Amsterdam Merit Scholarship (AMS)

The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an €18,000 Amsterdam Merit Scholarship. A limited number of AMS scholarships is available for non-EEA students in the Bachelor's programmes. 

Please ensure that you have checked the regulations for this scholarship below. 

Amsterdam Merit Scholarship information

Other sources of financial aid

  • The Dutch Ministry of Education and Sciences offers scholarships covering costs of living expenses within the framework of cultural agreements between the Netherlands and other countries. Information is available from the Dutch embassy or consulate in your country or via Grantfinder and the Nuffic.
  • You can also contact the Ministry for Higher Education in your own country. There may be funds or foundations available for students planning to study abroad. Like the  Colfuturo Scholarship for students from Colombia. 

More information on financial aid

Student loans for Dutch/EU students

​In certain cases it is possible for Dutch/EU students to receive a monthly student loan from the Dutch government (via DUO). Check their website for further information.

DUO loans