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 www.iccrindia.net
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)
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:
3500 BJ Utrecht.
1106 GN Amsterdam.
Stichting Fedratie Eekta
2563 EK Den Haag.
Royal Tropical Institute
P.O. Box 95001
1090 HA Amsterdam.
Netherlands India Association
Anna Jacominaplaat 6,
3453 SX De Meern.
2340 AB Oegstgeest.
International Dance Theater
1001 RJ Amsterdam.
P.O. Box 75861
1070 AW Amsterdam.
Stichting Organisatie voor Hindoe Media (OHM)
1217 KX Hilversum.
Foundation for Indian Artists
1091 EK Amsterdam.