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Scholarships and grants

We understand that studying can be expensive and that you may need financial support. The Dutch government supports students by subsidizing the tuition fees of all EU students. Therefore EU students pay a lower tuition fees than non-EU students. In addition, the Dutch government allows EU students to take out loans for their tuition fees.

Full scholarships, for both EU and non-EU students, are less common in the Netherlands. In most cases, full scholarships are offered to Master’s students and PhD students, and are rarely available to Bachelor’s students. This means that non-EU students largely depend on their own financial means for funding their Bachelor’s studies.

Tilburg University scholarships

Tilburg School of Humanities offers a small number of partial tuition fee waivers to excellent non-EU students applying for Liberal Arts and Sciences, Online Culture: Arts, Media & Society, Cognitive Sciences and Artificial Intelligence. These tuition fee waivers cover a part of the tuition fees for non-EU students.

To contribute towards the cost of living, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences has 4 scholarships available for excellent international applicants starting the Bachelor’s program in Global Management of Social Issues in September 2016. This scholarship will consist of a monthly allowance for living expenses (a total amount of €10,000 per year for three years).

These are the only scholarships available for Bachelor’s students at Tilburg University.

External scholarship sources

If you wish to find an external scholarship, please take a look at Study in Holland’s Grantfinder. This is an online search engine for Dutch scholarships for international students who wish to study in the Netherlands.

If you are a refugee or asylum seeker, you might be eligible for a grant from the Foundation for Refugee Students (UAF). This organization provides financial and mental support for refugees and asylum seekers who wish to study in the Netherlands.

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