Students seeking financial assistance for funding their LL.M. programmes are invited to visit The Netherlands Student Grantfinder is an online search engine for those who want to study in the Netherlands and are looking for financial aid. The Grantfinder contains information on a range of Dutch scholarships for foreign students.

For complete and updated information, please visit the websites of these scholarship programmes. You will need a(n) (provisional) admission letter from Erasmus School of Law to apply for one of the above-mentioned scholarships.

Holland Scholarship Erasmus University

This scholarship is only available for students of the master Commercial Law (and its specialisations) and International and European Union Law.

The 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 masters in Holland. The scholarship amounts to € 5,000 and € 15,000Read more.

L-EARN for Impact Scholarship

This scholarship is only available for students of the master Commercial Law (and its specialisations) and International and European Union Law.

The scholarship (max €22.000) is open to individuals from developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts applying to a Master’s degree programme. After the completion of the master programme the awardee commit to returning to their home country to use their new skills and contribute to their countries' social and economic development. The application deadline for the L-Earn for Impact scholarship has been set to 15 March 2020. The outcome of this scholarship is expected in the first week of May 2020. Read more.

Application procedure

The deadline for application is 15 March 2020. Students will be notified of the awards committee's decision in the first week of May. Every application can be submitted by e-mail ( to the LL.M. Office and need to include the following documents:

  • (provisional) Admission letter;
  • Motivation letter (including intended career path);
  • Proof of excellence during Bachelor of Law (Certified copy of Bachelor Degree including grade list);
  • In case you have not completed your Bachelor yet the average grade of the current year until the date of application applies;
  • Description of financial position including a bank statement (that shows an amount sufficient for the living costs during your studies of 12 x € 900,-) and an indication of the maximum amount that can be contributed by the prospective student and/or external sponsors.

Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)

On 1 July 2017, the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) entered a new phase as a new programme under the name Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP). OKP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals as well as organisations both in the field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training and Higher Education and in other fields related to the priority themes in the OKP partner countries. The scholarships are awarded in a very competitive selection to highly motivated professionals who are in a position to introduce the newly-acquired skills and knowledge into their employing organisation.

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