Discounts & Scholarships

Discounts & Scholarships

Financing your educational career can be difficult. It is important to explore different options and apply to as many different funding agencies as possible. Most agencies offer just a few scholarships each year, so applying to several will improve your chances of receiving the funds you need. Finding a scholarship requires motivation, time and inventiveness in terms of which organizations you approach. It is very important that you start applying to funding bodies well in advance, as this is a lengthy process. Many options are not listed anywhere but are worth investigating, including governments, universities and your own employer.

Please note: the discounts below do not apply to the MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online Program.

Elevate Discounts

  • Elevate Alumni*

Elevate online course alumni are eligible for a 10% discount on future courses. To apply for the discount, send an email with your name, the course(s) you followed and the course you would like to enroll in to You will receive a discount code to include in the online enrollment form for your next course. 

  • Utrecht University and UMC employees

Employees of Utrecht University and the UMCU are entitled to a 10% discount on Elevate's online courses. To use the discount, please indicate that you are employed at the UU or UMCU during the enrollment process. You will then receive the discount.

  • Utrecht University and UMC students*

All students attending Utrecht University and the University Medical Center Utrecht are entitled to a 20% discount on Elevate's online courses. To use the discount,  please indicate that you are studying at the UU or UMCU during the enrollment process. You will then receive the discount.

  • Lower and Middle Income Countries*

To stimulate educational opportunities in the developing world, Elevate offers a 20% discount on all course fees for participants from Low- and Lower-Middle-Income Countries. To verify your eligibility, check the World Bank’s list of LMI countries. If you meet the requirement, send a copy of your passport and the name and date of the course you would like to enroll in to to receive your discount code.

* Discounts are valid on courses offered by Utrecht University and the University Medical Center Utrecht.

Fellowships, Grants & Scholarships

Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP)


Bilateral Development Agencies


EU Fellowships for candidates from ACP countries

Candidates from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries associated with the European Union through the Lomé Agreement can apply for fellowships from the European Development Fund. Information and application forms can be obtained from the EU diplomatic representative in the candidate's country. If they are unable to provide information, contact: The European Commission, 200 Rue de la Loi, B-1049 Brussels, Belgium


EU Fellowships for candidates from ASEM countries

Candidates who are currently enrolled in ASEM members countries (including master and PhD courses) can apply for an ASEM-DUO Fellowship.


Mahmoud S. Rabbani Fellowship

This fellowship is intended for Arab candidates interested in pursuing their education in The Netherlands. 


LPDP (Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education)

Students with Indonesian nationality, graduated from an accredited Indonesian university or an overseas university acknowledged by the Indonesian Higher Education Directorate (DIKTI), maximum age 35 (for Master’s programme) or 40 (for PhD programme) are eligible for this scholarship.


Fulbright U.S. Graduate grant

Advanced undergraduate students who will complete their Bachelor's degree before departure as well as graduate and PhD students are eligible for this grant. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and cannot also have Dutch nationality.


Netherlands Education Support Offices (NESOs)

NESOs are the overseas representative offices of Nuffic. Their main tasks are the promotion of Dutch higher education and the enhancement of cooperation between higher education institutions in The Netherlands and institutions in the NESO regions.  NESO offices provide information about scholarships and grants for study in The Netherlands. Contact the local country offices below for more detailed information:


Organizational scholarships


Fellowships and grants portals