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Unfortunately, you cannot study for free. Nevertheless, there are lots of opportunities to fund all or part of your studies, both nationally and internationally. We have listed them for you. If you have any further questions or you want to apply for a scholarship, please do not hesitate to contact Cassidy Maclear ( for an appointment at the International Office.

Tuition fees
In any case, you should be aware that - depending on your situation - students from the EU pay the annual statutory tuition fees, and non-EU/EEA students pay the institutional tuition fees. 

Opportunities to fund all or part of your studies

  • For Conservatorium students only: in order to support young talented musicians financially, Conservatorium Maastricht has set up the Conservatorium Maastricht Foundation (CMF). Friends of the CMF donate money to help talents like you get the most out of their studies. 
  • Dutch students can apply for student finance with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.
  • Students who have to pay the institutional tuition fees, (such as non-EU EU/EEA students) may be eligible for a Zuyd Excellence Scholarship. This is subject to certain conditions, however. Students must obtain at least 45 of the 60 ECTS each academic year in order to keep this scholarship, and spend five hours a month working as an ambassador for Conservatorium Maastricht. More information is available on the Zuyd scholarships. 
  • For students from outside the European Economic Area who want to do a Bachelor's or Master's degree in the Netherlands, the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has set up the NL Scholarship programme. You will find more information and the conditions on Zuyd International.
  • The Staetshuys Fund offers financial support to young (under 31) classically trained singers for extra lessons, participation in competitions, masterclasses, travel and accommodation. 
  • Cultuurfonds annually offers scholarships from € 1,000 to € 20,000 to excellent students with ambition, for talent in science, visual arts, theater, dance, film and music. With the Cultuurfondsbeurs they get the chance to literally broaden their horizons with a follow-up study or research abroad. Every year, around 150 students receive a Culture Fund grant.
  • is offering a €5000 scholarship to one ambitious Master’s student studying abroad in Europe in the fall of 2023. The scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding leader that is motivated to positively change the world. To prove their commitment to a vision of an interconnected and improved world, applicants are asked to submit a short essay that highlights how studying abroad will foster their growth as a leader. 
  • StudyinNL learn more about current scholarships and study costs.
  • Several types of scholarships are available for talented and highly motivated non-EU students who are applying for a government funded, fully English taught, bachelor's or master's programme. Find eligibility criteria and application details on our Scholarships page.
  • Stichting Miep en Loek Graus-Kohl The foundation was established in 2007 by the couple Miep and Loek Graus-Kohl. Their passion for classical music was the main driving force behind this. In recent years, the foundation has already been able to help many students achieve their goals by means of a financial contribution.