Inholland Knowledge Grant for non-EU/EER students 2019/2020 (*)


For students that are seeking to obtain an Inholland Knowledge grant as from the academic year 2019-2020 and onwards, the following rules apply:

The knowledge grant is an allowance awarded on a year-by-year basis, which promotes the enrolment of high-quality international (degree-seeking) students. A high-quality student is a student that completes their programme at Inholland University of Applied Sciences within the nominal study duration (thus, attaining 60 credits per year, not including exemptions). Eligible international students are those students who meet the following criteria:

  • enrolled for a full-time programme at Inholland University of Applied Sciences for the first time and also arrange to re-enroll in the subsequent years;
  • are not nationals of the EEA, Surinam or Switzerland;
  • live in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg or one of the following states forming part of the Federal Republic of Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony and Bremen);
  • required to pay the institutional tuition fees, and
  • started their programme in academic year 2019 - 2020

Students who meet all the above-mentioned requirements can apply to obtain this allowance by attaining 60 credits per year, not including exemptions.
The Inholland Knowledge grant is divided into three components:
Year 1: 2500 euro
Year 2: 1000 euro
Year 3: 1000 euro
Year 4: no allowance, but hopefully a diploma!

Main points

  • The Inholland Knowledge Grant is awarded each academic year with a maximum of three years in a row.
  • Students may receive a maximum allowance of 4500 euro if they attain 60 credits each year, not including exemptions.
  • Students can apply for this grant themselves and only once in the first year of their studies. In year two and three study results will be automatically checked upon and if the student who applied for the grant in the first year also attained 60 credits within the nominal study duration in the following year, the allowance will be transferred to his or her account.
  • Students may switch programmes; however, the grant allowance remains valid for a maximum of 3 years in a row.
  • Students who already receive a Holland Scholarship Programme allowance are not eligible to receive a Knowledge Grant award. 

Please note: the number of grants to be awarded is limited and work on a first come, first serve basis.

In case you meet these requirements, and complete the academic year 2019-2020 successfully (60 credits or more), you may expect the payment of the grant in December 2020 for students (re-)enrolled in September 2019, or in July 2021 for students re-enrolled in February 2020.

More information regarding the rules, regulations and exceptions of the Inholland Knowledge Grant will be published in the 2019-2020 Education Guide  that will be available in September 2019.

EU and Dutch students are advised to use the Nuffic Grantfinder, which allows you to determine if you are eligible for any scholarships/grants/loans from external sources. DUO is the key source of information and all queries regarding grants and loans need to be directed to them. 

(*) Subject to change