Important details




  • You want to go abroad to Germany for exchange, a master programme or research;
  • Your bachelor degree must be obtained in the Netherlands, should you want to start a master programme in Germany;
  • You are staying in Germany for at least 4 months uninterrupted;
  • You study results must be sufficient;
  • You must have the Dutch nationality;
  • You have to be successfully enrolled at the Erasmus University Rotterdam;
  • The study period must be fulltime;
  • The study in Germany must be at least the same level as the study in the Netherlands;

You are free to apply for the DIA Stipendium and the Erasmus+ Scholarship at the same time. 

  • Dutch

Participating faculty

  • All faculties


Level of study


  • Bachelor
  • Master
  • PhD

Scholarship / Grant in €

€ 2.000


Winter semester 2021-2022: 01 July 2021

More details &

Email: dia-stipendium@uva.nl
Website: Studeren Duitsland (in Dutch)

Application - DIA-Stipendium

Follow these steps to apply:

  1. Make sure to check all the requirements on the DIA website;
  2. Please fill out the online registration form on the DIA application website;
  3. Please sent your application in PDF format to dia-stipendium@uva.nl
  4. Applications should at least include:
    - Application 'titelblad' form;
    - Motivation letter (preferably in German);
    - Recommendation letter of a professor or teacher of the Erasmus University;
    - Curriculum vitae;
    - concrete feasibility study or research plan;
    - copies of current grade list;
    - confirmation letter of acceptance of the receiving University;

For more specific information, make sure to check the details on the DIA-Stipendium website.


Winter semester 2021-2022: 01 July 2021

Background information

With the DIA-Stipendium, the DIA (Duitsland Instituut Amsterdam) wants to stimulate more Dutch students and young researchers to find their way to the biggest academic country in Europe: Germany. With the DIA-Stipendium, the DIA aims to enlarge the academic exchange with Germany, and gives Dutch students and PhD students the chance to gain experience in the German academic field. This way, the DIA contributes to the development of a European education and research area.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • In order to filter out the scholarships you might be able to apply for, take the following steps:

    1. Select on this page your current situation.
      By clicking on one of the situations, the scholarship overview that applies to you will be shown;
    2. All the basic requirements of the scholarship are mentioned in the table of the scholarship overview page. Check for country and region eligibility, study level and faculty specific information;
    3. Click on one of the scholarships for more details;
    4. To apply, follow the given application instructions.
  • Follow the application instructions on the scholarship detail page, by clicking on one of the scholarships in the overview table.

  • In Holland, higher education is subsidized, which means that tuition fees can be kept relatively low, especially compared with the United Kingdom and the United States. Because of this, we do not have an extensive scholarship programme. This doesn't mean we don't have them at all though, so make sure to have a closer look.

  • Your changes are slim, meaning that most students won't gain a scholarship. There are hundreds of new students each year, but there is not an equal amount of scholarships available. Therefore always make sure to have a plan B to cover your finances, in case you won't gain the scholarship.

  • Most of the requirements apply to:

    1. Study results / being an excellent student;
    2. Being able to demonstrate your ambition;
    3. Level of study;
    4. Obtained diplomas;
    5. Country of origin.
  • First, select on the Scholarships and grants page if you're a student planning to study at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) or whether you're already studying at EUR and thinking about going on exchange.

    After selecting one of these options, you'll land on a page with a scholarship overview applicable to your situation.

  • Preparing an application for a scholarship can be time consuming. Deadlines can be as early as January, so make sure to plan ahead. Start looking for scholarships 6-12 months in advance.

  • That depends on the scholarship. The scholarship may be a partial tuition fee waiver which means you still need to pay tuition fee. Please check the criteria of your scholarship carefully.

  • In a lot of cases you will receive the scholarship for only one year. Please check the scholarship criteria carefully to avoid unpleasant surprises. Think about ways to finance your 2nd and/or 3rd year in advance.