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Netherlands Scholarships Without IELTS

Looking to study in the Netherlands in 2023? You can study for free with these fully funded scholarships in the Netherlands without IELTS. The government of the Netherlands (Holland) amongst other top organizations and institutions is awarding numerous scholarships to qualifying international students to study in the Netherlands.

In today’s society, getting admission into the University of your dream is indeed a great achievement considering the competitions and plenty of other challenges always giving you the feeling to give up, even for those who are already in school studying. Now, gaining a scholarship should then be a much greater achievement, an excellent phase in your future, and an outstanding context in your resumé as it will boost your chances of being offered a job in the future.

Studying in the Netherlands and Why?

Study in Netherlands | Scholarships Without IELTS

Now, quite a number of people may want to know if The Netherlands (informally referred to as Holland) is a convenient place for study, I tell you, yes, it is. But the question now is ‘why’?

So here is why students from all over the world choose the Netherlands;

1#: Low cost of study: One of the best reasons for choosing to study in the Netherlands is the inexpensive cost of study, compared to other English-speaking countries like the US or UK. The government finances higher education and tuition fees are comparably low. In addition to that, plenty of universities in the Netherlands offer grants and scholarships that will lower or fully fund the tuition fees of your study programs.

2#: The learning pattern: their education system is of high quality, and their universities are known for their advanced, high-level courses and facilities. The universities emphasize the good cordial relationship between professors and students.

They might be plenty of other reasons added to the ones above…that is just my own opinion though.

Frankly speaking, about studying in the Netherlands with scholarships without IELTS, only a few scholarship programs overlook language requirements or specifically do not ask for IELTS scores. However, there is always a way to go to meet those requirements, and that you will learn in this article.

List of Netherlands Scholarship without IELTS

Below is the list of some top scholarships in the Netherlands without IELTS

  • Netherlands (Holland) Government Scholarship
  • Maastricht University Scholarships
  • Radboud University Scholarship
  • TU Delft Excellence Scholarship Netherlands
  • Utrecht Excellence Scholarships for international students

1. Netherlands (Holland) Government Scholarship

The Government Netherlands Scholarship or Holland Government Scholarship is provided under the name ‘the Orange Knowledge Program scholarship’. The scholarship program is a fully-funded scholarship program offered to international students to undergo a full-time study program at top universities in the Netherlands. There are both undergraduate and graduate funding categories.

  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs / managed by Nuffic.
  • Host Institution(s): Institutions in Netherlands
  • Scholarship Type: Full Scholarships
  • Study level: Postgraduate
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Nationality: International Students (Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Colombia, Congo (DRC), Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe)

Selection Criteria

The procedure is as follows:

  1. Candidates register with their Dutch education institution
  2. Dutch institution nominates candidates and submits grant application
  3. Embassies check eligibility and assess applications
  4. Selection results published
  5. Grants awarded

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: To apply for the Orange Knowledge Programme 2023, you need to first select a course and then contact the educational institution of your course and ask how to apply for the scholarship.

You can find a list of courses and institutions that are linked to the Orange Knowledge Programme in Studyfinder, using the filter ‘OKP qualified – Yes’. You can also find the contact details of the institutions there.

Application Deadlines:

The Orange Knowledge Programme is in three application rounds:

  • Round 1: submit applications between 8 February – 30 March 16.00 CET for courses starting between 24 July 2023 and 31 January 2024.
  • Round 2: submit applications between 28 June – 5 September at 16.00 CET for courses starting after 1 February 2024.

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