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Scholarships

After application for admission to the Master of Theology programme, you can apply for one of the following scholarships.

  • + PThU Scholarship

    Each year a limited number of (partial) scholarships offered by the Protestant Theological University are available. You can apply for a scholarship by sending a letter to the Board of the Protestant Theological University before 1 April. Candidates are selected by means of the following criteria:

    • Admission to the international Master of Theology programme of the PThU;
    • Age: candidates should preferably be under 35 years of age;
    • Academic excellence
    • Motivation

    Furthermore, the university looks for a balance with regard to gender, region and theological specialisation.

    Find the address of the Board. Please send your scholarship application by e-mail to: admissions @ pthu.nl. 

  • + Holland Scholarship

    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 master’s in The Netherlands. The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

    Are you ready for the chance of a lifetime? Apply for the Holland Scholarship!

    Scholarship amount

    The scholarship amounts to € 5,000. The scholarship will be paid to you in instalments by the Protestant Theological University after arrival in The Netherlands.

    Application criteria

    • Hold the nationality of one of the non EU/EER member states;
    • Not have lived in Europe for more than 12 months over the past 5 years;
    • Never have studied in the Netherlands, except as an exchange student for 1 or 2 semesters;
    • Have applied for admission to the international Master of Theology (in depth) programme of PThU;
    • Candidates should have an excellent study record and a particular commitment to their field of study and its ongoing development;
    • Write a motivation letter in which you make clear why you are the right candidate for a Holland Scholarship at the Protestant Theological University.

    How to apply

    You can apply for the Holland Scholarship at the Protestant Theological University until 1 May. You should send your application form and motivation letter for the Holland Scholarship Programme at PThU to a.s.nijboer@pthu.nl.

  • + Van der Veen-Schenkeveld scholarship for promising female African theologians

    This (full!) scholarship is named after the Dutch theologian Marja van der Veen-Schenkeveld, who supported the theological training of African women. The scholarship is provided for applicants undertaking a one-year Master's programme at PThU.

    To be eligible for this scholarship the student should meet the criteria listed below:

    • Admission to the international Master of Theology programme of the PThU
    • Be female
    • Be a native African
    • Preferably be under 35 years of age
    • Have an excellent study record and be committed to furthering the cause of African women

    You can apply for a scholarship by sending a letter to the Board of the Protestant Theological University before 1 May.

    Find the address of the Board. Please send your scholarship application by e-mail to: admissions @ pthu.nl.

  • + Other scholarships

    There may be other scholarship available, also in your home country. More information is listed on the NUFFIC website (Netherlands Organization for International Co-operation in Higher Education).