Please note that we do not request our candidates any payment in advance for awarding a full Dutch scholarship. No full-scholarship recipients will be asked for visa expense payments. Please email us at if you have any doubts about emails you have received on our behalf. All IHS emails, including those, are official emails that follow the structure name[at]ihs[dot]nl.

Studying abroad is a lifetime investment in your academic development and career. As exciting as it may be, we know that funding your studies abroad is not the easiest of tasks.

Here are some tips and ideas on funding sources:

  1. Private or family savings
  2. Student loan
  3. Bank loan
  4. Employer staff development budget
  5. Scholarship

Keep in mind that the procedures to get a fellowship take time. We advise you to approach donors and funding agencies at least six months in advance. If you have any questions on fellowship possibilities, please contact 

Funding opportunities

    IHS funding: Early Bird tuition waiver

    Submit your fees by 15 May 2023 and save €2000 on your tuition!

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    Scholarship highlight: NL Scholarship

    Apply by 1 May 2024

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    Scholarship highlight: World Bank Scholarship Program

    The 2024 intake will be announced soon

    Scholarship highlight: Jean Monnet Scholarship

    For Turkish candidates

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    Scholarship highlight: Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP)

    For Indonesian candidates

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    Applying for funding

    Many fellowship donors require proof of the candidate's admission to the course. Therefore, candidates need to apply with IHS first and be admitted to the course they applied for before looking for funding. For admitted candidates of Master programmes, IHS will issue an admission letter. Candidates admitted to one of the Short courses will receive an email confirming they're admitted, which can later be used as proof of admission. 

    If you apply directly for external funding, you should contact the relevant office or representative of a funding agency or the diplomatic mission of your country providing financial assistance. In all cases, letters of endorsement from appropriate authorities and letters of acceptance from the university or training institution should support the application. In some countries, fellowships are allocated to governments, who then nominate candidates. In this case, the standard procedure for an applicant is to request their employer or university nominate them to their country's pertinent government office. Only then can one be finally nominated as a candidate for a fellowship donor.

    Info tip:

    This website can help identify suitable fellowships:

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