Basic scholarship / student finance

If you are enrolled as a student in university or hbo (such as the Rietveld Academie), you can apply for student finance. You must be a Dutch national or have the same rights. This means non-Dutch can also apply for student finance. You will get more money if you are no longer living with either of your parents.

Visit this website to check if you meet the nationality criteria for student finance, the maximum amounts of finance, and how to apply:

If you need help with this, you can also contact the student counsellor.

Please note: The Preparatory course, the Orientation course and the part-time bachelor programme (DOGtime) are not eligible for student finance.

NL Scholarship for non-EU students

The Rietveld Academie can, in cooperation with Nuffic, award a total of 5 NL Scholarships (formerly known as 'Holland Scholarship') of €5,000 to new students from outside the EU, of which 3 scholarships to Bachelor students. 

During the application procedure for the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, candidates will receive an e-mail with an application form. Candidates who are not eligible for this scholarship programme will have to apply for a scholarship (in their home country) themselves.

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