Overseas students from a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who have not previously studied at a Dutch institute of higher education and who wish to follow a Master’s programme at the Royal Conservatoire might be eligible for a scholarship from the Holland Scholarship programme.

These scholarships are awarded by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and 48 universities and universities of applied sciences. The scholarship is worth €5,000 and is awarded once at the beginning of the first year of the student’s course. The Royal Conservatoire only awards such a scholarship to Master’s students who have demonstrated an exceptionally high standard by securing a grade of 9 or 10 in their entrance exam. If you are awarded a grade of 10, you will receive a Holland scholarship. If you are awarded a grade of 9, the committee will first deliberate to decide whether you will receive a scholarship. The decision is based on a range of factors.

You do not have to apply separately for a Holland Scholarship. You will be notified if you have been awarded a scholarship on the basis of the results of your entrance exam.

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If you have been admitted to the Orchestra Master you will receive a special scholarship from the Residentie Orkest and will not be eligible for a Holland Scholarship. Similarly, if you are awarded an Excellence scholarship you are not eligible for a Holland Scholarship.