Lerarenbeurs: a Scholarship for Educators

What is the lerarenbeurs?

Good teachers never finish learning. Especially as an educator in a rapidly growing industry around the globe, it is important to adopt a lifelong-learning mindset. The lerarenbeurs, a scholarship offered by the Dutch government (DUO), is aimed specifically at educators wanting to develop their professional needs. 

The scholarship covers:

  • max. €7,000 per year tuition fee 
  • max. €700 study materials & travel expenses
  • paid study leave, depending on your work situation (calculate here)

Check the DUO website at www.duo.nl/particulier/lerarenbeurs and find out what you are eligible for! 

Do you want to read more about other students' experiences with balancing work and study? Read more here and here.

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences


  • You have obtained a teacher's degree or you are a teacher in higher education and have at least obtained a bachelor's degree.
  • At the time of application, you work at a publicly funded school or at a didactic remedial centre (orthopedagogisch didactisch centrum) in the Netherlands or the Caribbean, or you have worked at the above-mentioned institutes in the 12 months prior to your application.
  • You spend at least 20% of your work time teaching, including preparation & grading.
  • You are currently applying for a bachelor's, pre-master's, master's or postgraduate master's programme.
  • The programme must be accredited or validated. 

Please check the DUO website at www.duo.nl/particulier/lerarenbeurs for all requirements. 

How to apply?
For full details about the lerarenbeurs, the application date and how to apply, go to https://duo.nl/particulier/lerarenbeurs/aanvragen.jsp. Use Wittenborg's BRIN code: 25AY.