NL Scholarship

The NL Scholarship is a scholarship made available by the Dutch Ministry of Education Culture and Science together with Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. It is meant for students who want to study, do an internship or conduct research outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Are you already studying at Maastricht University? Are you thinking of studying or doing an internship outside of Europe? Then expand your horizon and make yourself stand out with more international experience.
Apply for the NL Scholarship!

For whom?

The NL Scholarship is available for full-time students of regular study programmes at Maastricht University who want to study, do an internship or conduct research outside of the EEA.

Please note, the amount of available scholarships is limited. Applying for a scholarship therefore does not mean that the scholarship will be awarded.

Scholarship amount

Students who are granted an NL Scholarship in academic year 2023/24 receive € 1,250. 

As of 2024/25, however, the scholarship will amount to a one-off payment of € 2,500. The money is meant as a contribution towards your study expenses. 

Selection criteria

  • You are following a full-time regular study programme at Maastricht University.
  • You will use the scholarship for a study, internship or research with a minimum duration of seven weeks and a minimum of 10 ECTS.
  • Your study, internship or research will take place in a country outside the EEA.
  • The selection criteria may differ between faculties.

How to apply

You need to apply for the NL Scholarship at your faculty’s International Relations Office. Please note that the implementation of the NL Scholarship is organised per faculty. This means that the selection criteria and the deadlines may differ between faculties. 

Overview of International Relations Offices


You can find information about the NL Scholarship on the 'WilWeg' website. The WilWeg website contains a range of information about studying, doing research or internships abroad in general. 

NL Scholarship WilWeg