Erasmus Charter for Higher Education ECHE

Holland Scholarship

The Holland Scholarship is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences.

The scholarship is open to international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do a Bachelor's degree in the Netherlands. Global Project and Change Management is a qualifying programme. If you have a passport from an EU country or an EEA country (EU + Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), you can't apply for the scholarship.

Scholarship value

The value of the scholarship is €5,000, payable only in the first year of your studies after arrival in the Netherlands. You have to pay for your studies, and then claim the scholarship afterwards. 

Application criteria

  • Your nationality is non-EEA.
  • You are applying for a full-time Bachelor's programme. 
  • You meet the specific requirements for the Global Project and Change Management programme.
  • You haven't studied at an educational institute in the Netherlands before. 

How to apply with reference to the 1 May deadline for the Scholarship

Register in Studielink

Visit the website of Studielink  and register for Global Project and Change Management. All students are legally required by Dutch law to sign up via this national enrollment system. You will receive an email with detailed information about the Study Choice Test and which documents you need to submit to complete your application. Need any help? Download the Studielink Guide here first! If you have any further questions after having read the instructions in the guide, please visit the Studielink information site or contact the General Student Administration at +31 88 469 9120 or .

Complete your application

Checklist of documents to collect:
. Diploma and gradelist (predicted if not complete yet)
. If diploma not completed in English, provide an official translation (excluding Dutch and German diplomas
. A copy of your passport/ID card
. A copy of both sides of Dutch visa if applicable
. If married to Dutch citizen, a copy of partners passport/ID card
. Interview preparation form
. Two recommendations – one professional and academic
. Passport size photograph
. An Admissions essay

The admissions essay

Choose one of the following options to write about in no more than 800 words (2 typed pages):
Option 1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
Option 2. Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again?
Option 3. Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a social issue, an ethical dilemma-anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.

Study Choice Test

Once you register in studielink you will receive an email to complete the Study Choice Test. This provides us with extra information for the interview. This includes a short personal statement.
What is the difference between a personal statement and an admissions essay?
In a personal statement you should explain why you want to study at WHC. Answer questions like: Why would you like to study at WHC? What kind of subjects are you interested in and what makes them interesting for you? Do you already have plans for after your graduation?
A personal statement helps the Board of Admissions understand why you want to study at WHC while the assessment of your admissions essay helps the Board of Admissions understand more about you as a person. Remember, there are no right or wrong answers in this test!

Selection Procedure

Once your application is complete and your educational level assessed as equivalent you will be invited to interview selection day. This includes a group activity and a 30 minute individual interview.
Group activity
You start your interview day completing an assignment with 3 to 6 other applicants lead by a WHC lecturer. One of our current students will also join your activity to lend a helping hand and share their expertise. This activity will be assessed as input for the interview.
Individual interview
In an individual interview of 30 minutes we aim to get to know you more to find out of if you are the right kind of student for our learning community. We will ask you to further explain your motivation for applying to our programme as well as clarify what your expectations are of the programme and learning community. We encourage you to bring your own questions to the interview as there will be a chance for you to ask some too.
Interview selection day dates:
We have scheduled a number of dates for interview selection days. Interview days are scheduled based on both your availability and the availability of WHC staff.  Please contact the staff for the available dates and let us know which dates you would prefer based on your school or exam schedule, planned trips etc. The admissions office will try to accommodate you as best we can.

Selection Decision

After your interview, the Board of Admissions will make a decision to accept, conditionally accept or not accept your application. This is based on an assessment of your complete file, including the outcome of your interview.
When will I find out the results of this decision?
You will receive an official email informing you of the decision made by the Board of Admissions up to 3 weeks after your interview. If you have been accepted or conditionally accepted you will receive more practical information about your enrolment closer to the start of the semester.
What is difference between being accepted and conditionally accepted?
A conditional acceptance means you still have to meet a certain condition before your acceptance is confirmed. This could be completing your diploma or obtaining the required English proficiency score. Please note: if you have been conditionally accepted and do not meet the specific conditions mentioned, you will not be able to start the programme.

Download the information flyer about Holland Scholarship