Windesheim Honours College - The Holland Scholarship



Location (s):

  • Netherlands
Zwolle or Almere


The Holland Scholarship is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. Normally, the scholarship is open to international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do a Bachelor's degree in the Netherlands.


Normally, the scholarship is open to international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do a Bachelor's degree in the Netherlands. Global Project and Change Managementis a qualifying programme. 

If you have a passport from an EU country or an EEA country (EU + Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), you can't apply for the scholarship. After applying  and meeting the requirements, Windesheim will hand out outgoing scholarships.

Global Project and Change Management

Our four year programme in Global Project and Change Management is a Bachelor of Business Administration which you follow at Windesheim Honours College (WHC).

Do you want to change the world and are you looking for an international challenge? Are sustainability, human rights, global health, social responsibility, circular economy , global warming and civil society themes that you care about? Do you want to contribute personally and professionally to a better world? And are you pro-active, motivated and do you have an entrepreneurial, business mind-set? In our four-year English-taught programme we teach you how you can make a difference. 


Our curriculum combines theory and practice, project and change management, business and research with global issues. The programme consists of courses, real projects with companies from the first year onwards, an international internship and professional career counselling. 

Each semester you will work in a small group on a larger project with a real-life client. Due to your schedule and the assignments, your study load is roughly 46 hours a week. We teach in an interactive style, expecting you to work together with a lecturer instead of only listening to a lecture.

In the end you will know how to lead a project team and how to put innovative ideas into practice. You will become a change maker, aware of your own strengths and ambitions, able to create sustainable value for society.

About Windesheim

Windesheim is one of the Netherlands' top universities of applied sciences, known for its personal approach and for working closely with the business community and public institutes.

  • Great opportunities - With well over twentyfive thousand full-time and part-time students and more than two thousand staff at sites in Zwolle and Almere, Windesheim is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands. We are a broad-based institute that offers a wide range of accredited Bachelor's degree courses.
  • High quality - Elsevier ranks us in the top three of best Dutch universities of applied sciences. Students value the quality of the education we provide, the expertise of our teaching staff and our personal approach. Also, we have established Windesheim Honours College: a study concept for excellent students.
  • Empowering students - One of our strengths is a personal approach. Students work in small groups and our lecturers are coaches as well. They challenge our students to develop into confident professionals. Are you a foreign student? Then join our buddy programme: a Dutch student will guide you through your new student life. 
  • Empowering businesses - We pursue an innovative and entrepreneurial approach. We have many close ties with the business community and public institutes. We were the first university of applied sciences to become a member of the Business Hanse: an international network which represents traditional values in modern business life.

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Application criteria

• Your nationality is non-EEA. 

• You are applying for a full-time Bachelor's programme. 

• You meet the specific requirements for the Global Project and Change Management programme. 

• You haven't studied at an educational institute in the Netherlands before. 

• Deadline for application 1 May.

How to apply

  • Register in Studielink 
  • Complete your application
  • The admissions essay - Choose one of the following options to write about in no more than 800 words (2 typed pages): 
    • Option 1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.  
    • Option 2. Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again? 
    • Option 3. Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a social issue, an ethical dilemma-anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.
  • Study Choice Test - Once you register in studielink you will receive an email to complete the Study Choice Test. This provides us with extra information for the interview. This includes a short personal statement. 
  • Selection Procedure - Once your application is complete and your educational level assessed as equivalent you will be invited to interview selection day. This includes a group activity and a 30 minute individual interview. 
  • Selection Decision - After your interview, the Board of Admissions will make a decision to accept, conditionally accept or not accept your application. This is based on an assessment of your complete file, including the outcome of your interview. 


Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

Cost/funding for participants:

Scholarship value

The value of the scholarship is €5,000, payable only in the first year of your studies after arrival in the Netherlands. You have to pay for your studies, and then claim the scholarship afterwards. 

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