Scholarships & grants
Terms of the Holland Scholarship 2024The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch Research Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences. The scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their Bachelor's or Master's in The Netherlands. EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Nationals of Switzerland and Suriname are also excluded from this scholarship programme.
The scholarship amounts to a one-time payment of €5,000, which you will receive during the first year of your studies. Hotelschool The Hague has 5 Holland Scholarships available for our Bachelor programme students applying during the Academic Year 2024-2025.
In order to be considered for the Holland Scholarship you need to have applied for and have been accepted in the bachelor degree programme of Hotelschool The Hague, University of Applied Sciences. You will receive an individual invitation to apply to the Holland Scholarship via the Admissions Office.
The applicant must:
- Have a non-EEA nationality, and be required to pay the institutional fee
- Have never previously studied at an higher educational institution in the Netherlands
- Meet the admission requirements of the Bachelor programme at Hotelschool The Hague, and have been accepted to the abovementioned programme upon successful participation in their selection procedure before 1 May 2024.
Hotelschool The Hague embraces further diversity and internationalisation of our community. An international community is an enrichment to our education, research and our contribution to the international hospitality and society. Furthermore, we aim to prepare our students for a global and diverse society and workplace. Only the most talented students according to Hotelschool The Hague are eligible for selection. The selection of the candidates is based on ranking.
For the Holland Scholarship Programme application 3 documents are required:
- Proof of excellence/ GPA
Excellence in previous education is proven, if the grade point average achieved is at least the equivalent of the Dutch grade of 8.0 on the Dutch grading scale 1 – 10. A committee of Hotelschool The Hague will decide on the local grade equivalents for the Dutch grade of 8.0 using the grade information included in the NUFFIC country modules.
- Reference letter
Should you have obtained working experience in the hospitality industry, or a related field, please submit a reference letter stating the function you have hold, and the period during which you have hold this particular position.
- Financial Statement
We kindly ask you to submit a Financial Statement, by means of which you show us how you are planning on financing the first year of your studies at the Hotelschool The Hague. A standard format is available, and will be send along with the invitation to apply to the Holland Scholarship.
The applicants will be assessed initially by the selection committee of Hotelschool The Hague. The applicants will be ranked based on the proof of excellence, and the quality of their reference letter.
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This scholarship is dedicated to the founder of the Fast-track programme Arnoud van Delft. The Arnoud van Delft scholarship rewards the best Fast-track talent with a credit for the costs for the summer course of € 2900.
To be eligible for the Arnoud Van Delft Scholarship, the following criteria must be met:
- Have never previously studied at a higher educational institution in The Netherlands
- Have been accepted to the Fast-track programme upon successful participation in the selection procedure before 14 May 2023 with an overall score higher than 90%.
- Meet the admission requirements of the Bachelor programme at Hotelschool The Hague, and have been accepted to the abovementioned programme upon successful participation in their selection procedure before 1 May 2023.
- Hand in a separate application with the necessary documents for the AvD Scholarship before 23 May 2023 to Ms. Sally Gascoigne (S.Gascoigne@hotelschol.nl).
Failure to meet one or more of these criteria automatically means the applicant is not eligible for this scholarship.
Number of Scholarship
One AvD Scholarship per academic year will be awarded to the best Fast-track talent, which was elected by the AvD Scholarship Selection Committee.
Amount of the Scholarship
The AvD Scholarship (one-time 2900 € as a credit at Hotelschool The Hague for your further tuition fee) is only granted to the elected student after successfully completing/ passing the summer course in the same year and being admitted as student to the Bachelor programme.
As the grant is not automatically a full scholarship, it may be necessary to find additional funding to be able to finance your studies and stay completely.
The applicant needs to hand four additional documents to Ms. Sally Gascoigne, before 23 May 2023 (23:59 CET) via email Ms. Sally Gascoigne (S.Gascoigne@hotelschol.nl)
Please send all documents in one PDF file.
A motivation letter (max. 1x A4) with arguments for the application for the AvD Scholarship and description of the intercultural and communication skills of the candidate in detail.
Proof of academic excellence/ GPA:
Excellence in previous education is proven if the grade point average achieved is at least the equivalent of the Dutch grade of 8.0 on the Dutch grading scale 1 – 10.
The AvD Scholarship Selection Committee of Hotelschool The Hague will decide on the local grade equivalents for the Dutch grade of 8.0 using the grade information included in the NUFFIC country modules.
Proof of that should be handed in from secondary school and the latest pre-education.
Next to that, an official document issued by the previous education that proves the applicant is among the top of the graduating class (such as a statement signed and stamped by the previous education or a reference letter or a class ranking certificate, etc.). This applies to the latest pre-education.
Reference letter from previous employer:
An official recommendation letter from a former employer needs to be added to the application, in which the applicants’ exceptional performance/experience needs to be proven.
We kindly ask the applicant to submit a Financial Statement, by means of which he/she shows how he/she is planning on financing the first year of your studies at the Hotelschool The Hague (full tuition fee of 3500 € after summer course). A standard format is available and will be sent along with the invitation to apply to the AvD Scholarship.
Selection Criteria & Process
Eligible candidates are selected for the AvD Scholarship on the basis of the following criteria:
- Academic excellence and promise in the proposed field of study;
- The academic quality and results of preceding qualifications, as evidenced by proof of belonging to the top of the class, grades, test scores, a writing sample, letters of recommendation;
- The quality and relevance of the motivation letter for the Scholarship (academic content, intercultural and communication skills, personal motivation);
- Financial background of the candidate.
An additional interview with members of the Fast-track Scholarship Selection Committee could be part of the selection procedure.
Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027. Education, training, youth and sport are key areas that support students in their personal and professional development. High quality, inclusive education and training, as well as informal and non-formal learning, ultimately equip young people of all ages with the qualifications and skills needed for their meaningful participation in a democratic society, intercultural understanding and successful transition in the labour market.
Participating in the programme will offer students a unique opportunity for placement experience in any other European country for two to twelve months. By doing a traineeship abroad with Erasmus+, you can improve not only your communication, language and intercultural skills, but also soft skills highly valued by future employers, as well as become more entrepreneurial.
The Erasmus+ grant is intended for students who go on placement within Europe and covers the travel and living costs abroad. It’s a contribution towards the extra costs. The Erasmus+ grant is not intended to cover all the cost of a stay in a foreign country. The total amount of your grant will depend on the length of your mobility period and the country of your destination.
Eligible countries are divided into two groups, Programme countries and Partners countries. Although Programme countries are eligible for all actions of Erasmus+, Partner countries can only take part in some and are subject to specific conditions.
All 27 member countries of the European Union participate in the Erasmus+, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, FYR of Macedonia, Norway, Turkey, Serbia and the overseas territories of all these countries.
Please note: The UK is no longer an EU Member State. It has also opted not to take part as an associated third country in the new Erasmus+ programme 2021-27. The UK will therefore not be taking part in the new programme as a Programme Country. The European Commission regrets this decision by the United Kingdom.
The grant amounts per month have been determined by the National Agency Erasmus+. In the table below you will find the amount for placement per day for each of the three-country groups. How much grant you will receive depends on the country you will be going to for your placement.
Within the first 30 days after departure, you will receive 70% of the total grant amount. The remaining payment of 30% will be received after you have finalized all required documentation. Please note that some requirements are online reports or assessments, for which you will receive the invitation, link and deadline directly from the European Commission by email.
Group 1: Programme Countries with higher living costs - €17,00 per day
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sweden, Liechtenstein, Norway
Group 2: Programme Countries with medium living costs- €15,00 per day
Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Malta, Portugal
Group 3: Programme Countries with lower living costs - €13,00 per day
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey
In order to qualify for the grant, the following restrictions are in place:
- You must be registered as a full-time student at Hotelschool The Hague.
- Your placement must have been approved by the Placement Office.
- Your placement is full-time, between 36 and 40 hours per week.
- You are going to live in the country of the organisation/company where you’re going to do your internship at.
- The placement duration has to be between 2 months to 12 months.
- Students going on exchange to their home country or country of origin will get the lowest priority.
- The maximum amount of months you are applicable to receive the grant is 12. This means you can apply twice. Once during practical placement and again during your LYCar placement.
- All students who have been accepted to participate in the grant must take part in an online language assessment both before and at the end of the mobility period.
- Participating in the assessment is to monitor the progress in language competence. The assessment has to be made in the main language of instruction at the placement company.
Please note that receiving the Erasmus+ grant is not a certainty; the budget is limited and being awarded the grant is always a matter of availability and personal circumstances of the applicant. It’s important to remember this when planning your budgeting for your placement.
The Erasmus grant will be awarded conditionally and will only be final after uploading and submitting all required documents and assessments before the deadlines.
The complete procedure and all information about the Erasmus+ grant can be found on the worksite of the Placement Office on myhotelschool.nl
Disclaimer: The information above is provided by Hotelschool The Hague; the National Agency Erasmus+ and the European Commission take no responsibility for the contents.
In recognition of Johan Groothuizen's outstanding contributions to the maritime hospitality industry, the boards of Holland America Line (HAL) and DE LIJN have come together to establish a scholarship in his honour.
The Johan Groothuizen Foundation is a tribute to the illustrious career and unwavering dedication of Johan Groothuizen - an alumnus of Hotelschool The Hague 1969 - the Vice President of Marine Hotel Operations, who served Holland America Line for an incredible 45 years. Johan Groothuizen was the driving force behind the award-winning on-board services, spanning food operations, hotel management, and entertainment services.
The Johan Groothuizen Scholarship offers a one-time payment of $1,000 USD, which will be awarded to the deserving recipient during the official award ceremony.
Application and Selection criteria
Every student achieving outstanding academic results in the first year has the chance to receive the scholarship. There is no application procedure for the Johan Groothuizen Scholarship as this prestigious scholarship will automatically be granted to one exceptional student concluding year 1 of their academic journey with the highest propaedeutic results. It serves as a testament to Johan Groothuizen's commitment to excellence and his lasting impact on the world of maritime hospitality.
The scholarship has been granted for the first time in 2022 and will be awarded annually. Read here about the recipients Louisa Diefenbach (21/22) and Klara Krueger (22/23).
The Johan Groothuizen Foundation is proud to continue his legacy by supporting and empowering future leaders in this industry. Join us in celebrating the life and contributions of Johan Groothuizen, a true maritime visionary, through this scholarship opportunity.