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The initial Cultural Agreement signed in May 1985 between the two countries

provided for cooperation and exchanges in education, science and other fields. Subsequently a CEP, signed in 1994-97, which continued to be revalidated in subsequent years by mutual exchange of letters until 2007, also provided for collaboration in similar sectors. However, the subsequent MoU on Cultural Cooperation signed in 2007 did not include any collaboration in the field of Education as the Dutch government had discontinued grant of specific slots of scholarships for Indian students. Dutch Scholarships are now administered directly by the Dutch universities and the conditions and programmes differ from one institution to the other. The principal Dutch government-funded scholarship, implemented by the Dutch Embassy in New Delhi, is the prestigious HSP Huygens Programme which is open to excellent students from all countries, including India. It is aimed at talented students who want to come to the Netherlands in the final phase of their bachelor’s studies or during their master’s studies.

Under provisions of the erstwhile CEP, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) continues to offer 3 slots of scholarships each year for Dutch students. This is regulated by the Embassy through NUFFIC (Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education). Additionally, each year Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra also offers 2 slots of Scholarships for study of Hindi under ‘Propagation of Hindi Abroad (PHA)’ scheme for Dutch nationals at Agra.


To know more about the ICCR and its scholarship schemes, please visit website at
International Students Division
Indian Council for Cultural Relations
Azad Bhavan, Indraprastha Estate
New Delhi – 110 002

Scholarships for Study of Hindi

Brochure: Click here

Application Form: Click here


Dutch 'Huygens Scholarship Programme'.

Netherlands Organization for International

Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC)

Kortenaerkade 11
P.O. Box No.29777
2502 LT The Hague

The list of cultural organizations in the Netherlands dealing with Indian cultural activities is given below:


Postbus 1352,

3500 BJ Utrecht.

Tel: 31-30-2316040

Fax: 31-30-2315507




Saraswati Art

Mijndenhof 48

1106 GN Amsterdam.

Tel: 31-20-5956405

Fax: 31-20-6096381


Stichting Fedratie Eekta

Boylestraat 20,

2563 EK Den Haag.

Tel: 31-70-3653903/04

Fax: 31-70-3642339


Royal Tropical Institute

Theatre Department

2, Linnaeusstraat,

P.O. Box 95001

1090 HA Amsterdam.

Tel: 31-20-5688711

Fax: 31-20-5688384




Netherlands India Association

Anna Jacominaplaat 6,

3453 SX De Meern.

Tel: 030-6585200

Fax: 030-6585201





Rhigngeesterstraatweg 40,

2340 AB Oegstgeest.

Tel: 071-5159193

Fax: 071-5175391


International Dance Theater

Kloveniersburgwal 87,

Postbus 16885

1001 RJ Amsterdam.

Tel: 020-6239112

Fax: 020-6271163


India Institute

P.O. Box 75861

1070 AW Amsterdam.

Tel/Fax: 020-6626662




Stichting Organisatie voor Hindoe Media (OHM)
Koninginneweg 8,

1217 KX Hilversum.

Tel: 035-6248784

Fax: 035-6280843




Foundation for Indian Artists

Weesperzijde 88-C,

1091 EK Amsterdam.

Tel/Fax: 020-6686178