Thank you for your interest in the study programmes offered at IHS. Organising and financing your stay abroad is a challenge for the majority of IHS participants, so we hope that you will find this document useful.
Apply for a course at IHS. In most cases scholarship donors require a proof of the candidate’s admission to the course. For that purpose, IHS grants provisional admission to qualified candidates. In the online application module you will find that you have to specify how you plan to finance your participation in the programme of your choice. Please answer this faithfully and also submit the name(s) of the possible donor(s) you have in mind.
Studying abroad is a life time investment in yourself and your career, but we know that finding funding for your studies can be difficult. It is wise to start on time with investigating different funding options. We advise you not to rely on one option only. Funding can be arranged through different sources:
private or family savings, bank loan, employer staff development budget, scholarships from governments or other donors.
Scholarships are available from various donors. Several organizations may be prepared to grant fellowships to eligible candidates, subject to budgetary limitations and particular criteria. Unfortunately, IHS itself cannot provide scholarships, nor can it finance travel costs and living expenses. Requests for scholarships to potential donors should be made at least six months in advance, or as stipulated by the funder, to allow sufficient time for the necessary procedures. This document is to provide you with more information and contacts of possibly relevant scholarships.
1. Simultaneously start looking for the scholarship possibilities. Consider asking your colleagues, family, employer and previous scholarship recipients from IHS through social media for tips. 2. Carefully read the eligibility criteria per scholarship and decide whether you are eligible to apply for funding. 3. Start the application procedure with the funding organization. This process may differ per organization (online/offline, types of forms, required information, deadlines). 4. Keep IHS informed on the progress. If you are awarded a scholarship, please inform us as soon as possible.
Fellowship search tools online Many different websites offer an overview of existing fellowships that you can browse through for funding options: http://www.studyinholland.nl/scholarships/g rantfinder - Dutch search engine http://www.euraxess.nl/fellowships-grants overview of available Dutch research fellowships and grants http://www.educationfair.nl/scholarship/sear ch/ - Dutch search engine
http://www.scholarshipportal.eu/ international search engine http://www.scholars4dev.com/ - fellowships for students from developing countries http://www.scholarshipstimes.com/ - lists fellowships for programmes worldwide http://scholarship-positions.com/ - lists fellowships for programmes worldwide http://www.iefa.org/scholarships international search engine
Important! If you apply directly for external funding, please contact the relevant office or representative of a funding agency yourself. IHS can try to assist you for this purpose, but in most cases it is the student’s responsibility. You may need your employer’s endorsement and other relevant documents. Make sure you have certified copies.
Global Scholarship Programmes MSc. scholarships Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) fellowships for short courses, Master’s degree and PhD studies offered to students from developing (NFP) countries by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Priority is given to SubSaharan African countries and to women. Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Programme (JJ/WBGSP) for scholars from developing countries to pursue Master’s degree studies abroad in one of the preferred university programmes (IHS UMD course is among the preferred programmes). The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) fellowships for Master’s degree studies in a development-related discipline for students from developing countries. The Rotary Foundation grants support any degree studies for students from all around the world. Please contact the Rotary Foundation in your own country.
Holland Scholarship Programme is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do master’s in Holland.
PhD scholarships World Bank RSM Fellowships Programme for development-related PhD research at a host institution abroad for students from World Bank developing countries. The Rotary Foundation grants support any degree studies for students from all around the world. Please contact the Rotary Foundation in your own country.
Scholarships by continent Asia
Thailand Anandamahidol Scholarship Thai Government Scholarship
Russian Federation Global Education Programme (Russian government fellowship for Master’s degree and PhD studies at leading foreign higher education institutions) Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) Russia (IHS participates in this programme with a partial scholarship of 30% (€ 3870) tuition discount for Master’s degree programme for an excellent Russian applicant)
China Sino-Dutch Bilateral Exchange Scholarship (Master’s degree and PhD for excellent Chinese students) China Scholarship Council Programme (Chinese government scholarship schemes for PhD students) G&D Europe Scholarship – an EUR alumni scholarship worth €3,000 for MSc. degree. Indonesia SPIRIT (short courses, Master’s degree and PhD for targeted government officials) StuNed (short courses and Master’s degree for excellent students with at least 2 years of relevant work experience) LPDP (Master’s degree and PhD, no prior experience needed) Beasiswa Unggulan (Master’s degree and PhD for excellent students) DIKTI (PhD studies for lecturers from Indonesian universities) Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) Indonesia (IHS participates in this programme with a partial scholarship of 30% (€ 3870) tuition discount for Master’s degree programme for an excellent Indonesian applicant)
Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh Aga-Khan Foundation
Turkey Jean Monnet
India INLAKS (Master’s degree and PhD for the candidates who hold a good first degree from a recognised university in India) J.N. TATA Endowment (short courses, Master’s degree and PhD for graduates from recognised Indian universities with a consistently good academic record) Aga-Khan Foundation
Canada, Ontario Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
Mark Pigott Education Found Loan Programme The Netherlands – America Foundation Sallie Mae loans Organization of American States (OAS) (professional development scholarship programme for students from 35 countries in North and South Americas, available for Master’s degree programme)
Latin America Organization of American States (OAS) (professional development scholarship programme for students from 35 countries in North and South
Mexico CONACyt (full scholarships for Master’s degree studies) Becas Magdalena O. Vda. De Brockman (Master’s degree studies for students of excellence) Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) Mexico (IHS participates in this programme with a partial scholarship of 30% (€ 3870) tuition discount for Master’s degree programme for an excellent Mexican applicant) FIDERH (loan programme for Master’s degree and PhD studies) ICETEX (loans for Master’s degree and PhD studies)
Colombia COLFUTURO (scholarship-loan programme for Master’s degree and PhD studies)
Chile BECAS Chile
Costa Rica CONAPE (loan programme for students from Costa Rica)
Peru Instituto Peruano De Fomento Educativo PRONABEC
Brazil CAPES (PhD and post-doc studies abroad, supported by the Brazilian government) Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) Brazil (IHS participates in this programme with a partial scholarship of 30% (€ 3870) tuition discount for Master’s degree programme for an excellent Brazilian applicant)
North Africa & Middle East MEDRC (for MEDRC member countries in the Middle East and North Africa region) MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) (Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Syria, Tunisia) Higher Education Commission (HEC) (Pakistan) Mahmoud S. Rabbani (Arab League countries)
Sub-Saharan Africa Nigeria Lagos State Scholarship (Masterâ€™s degree and PhD for applicants from these states)
Citadel Capital Scholarship Foundation (Egypt)
Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship (Masterâ€™s degree and PhD for excellent South African students)
UAF (for refugees and asylum seekers in the Netherlands)
Aga-Khan Foundation (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique)
Aga-Khan Foundation (Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Syria)
Australia Freda Bage Fellowship