Financial aid for students

Students of the KABK may be eligible under certain conditions for the following grants and scholarships:

Faculty grants

The Profileringsfonds is a provision mandatory by law. Students who have not yet obtained their Dutch (bachelor or master) degree for which they are registered at the University of the Arts The Hague can receive financial support from the profileringsfonds when:

  • the student has experienced a delay in his/her studies – beyond his/her control – giving him/her no right to study financing (


  • in the course of his/her studies at the University of the Arts The Hague, the student has been in dire financial shortcomings, that could not have been foreseen prior to starting the degree, and for which he/she cannot claim study financing (

Parents of School of Young Talent students who are able to demonstrate a low income (<€37,000) and/or special family circumstances may apply for compensation to help cover class fees. The application period ends on 1 November of the relevant school year.

For more information please see: School voor Jong Talent > Praktische zaken > Fondsen

Parents of School of Young Talent students who are able to demonstrate a low income may apply for compensation to help cover various study expenses. (Documents must be submitted to demonstrate income). The allowance may cover excursion expenses, clothing costs, master classes, travel expenses or costs related to a host family. The amounts vary between €500 and €1,750, and are awarded annually.

​National initiatives

The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and 48 Dutch universities and universities of applied sciences. This scholarship is only meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). The EEA consists of the EU, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway.

The scholarship is € 5,000 and is awarded once (only the 1st year of study). Please note that this scholarship covers living expenses and does not cover tuition fees.

The Holland Scholarship is exclusively available to new students who have not studied in a Dutch higher education institution before. Due to the limited number (five in total) of available scholarships, Holland Scholarships will exclusively be awarded to new students of exceptionally high level.

For more information visit

Applications need to be submitted before the 1st of May.

Please send your application to including the following:

1. Name
2. Student number (studielink)
3. Department applying to or have been accepted
4. Motivation letter for scholarship

The VSB Fund awards 165 scholarships to talented students every year. Of these, the University of the Arts The Hague receives two scholarships and a reserve grant. The amount awarded ranges between €7,000 and €10,000 per scholarship. Additional costs are covered in the case that the scholarship is awarded to a student with a disability.

Students who are expected to graduate between 1 March 2017 and 31 December 2018 from a full-time Bachelor or Master programme at the KABK and who have a Dutch nationality or can prove that they are permanent citizens of the Netherlands, are invited to apply for a VSBFonds scholarship. This scholarship is specifically meant for following a master or carrying out research abroad. One of the most important selection criteria is, “How will the Dutch society benefit from your study abroad? What are you giving back to the society?”

Application deadline 1st of March 2018.

For further information, please contact Aparajita Dutta, Head of International Affairs, University of the Arts The Hague.

The CvB (College van Bestuur) has announced that students with refugee status are eligible for payment of the statutory tuition fee for enrolment in a full-time degree programme. The WHW (Higher education and Research Act) offers this unique opportunity.



For more information about scholarships and funds please contact student counsellor Mirjam Pol.