The Erasmus University Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Erasmus University Rotterdam. The scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to pursue a bachelor or master degree in the Netherlands. The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and students from these countries thus cannot apply. The scholarship amounts to € 10.000.
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On top of that, Erasmus School of Economics has created a separate fund to support excellent prospective master students. This scholarship concerns a partial tuition fee waiver of € 2.000 for the year 2023-2024. This Excellent Student Waiver is awarded in combination with the Erasmus University Holland Scholarship.
The Erasmus University Holland Scholarship is not applicable to current ESE master students.
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In order to qualify for financial support under the provision of an Erasmus University Holland Scholarship, an applicant:
- Must be a national of a country that is not part of the European Economic Area (EEA).
- Must have never been enrolled before as a full degree student at an educational institution in the Netherlands. However, it is allowed that a student has followed a pre-master programme before at the Erasmus School of Economics and is going to pursue a master programme at the Erasmus School of Economics in the academic year 2023-2024.
- Must be admitted to one of the following programmes*:
- Master Accounting, Auditing and Control
- Master Econometrics and Management Science
- Master Economics and Business
- Must have registered for one of the above-mentioned master programmes at Erasmus School of Economics in Studielink, as well as having submitted the application documents in the EUR Application Portal before 1 February (current ESE pre-master students can contact us for their application procedure) in order to be considered for the scholarship.
- Must have achieved excellent study results during his/her previous bachelor programme, and if applicable, during the pre-master programme. This means an average final result of at least grade 8.0 on a grading scale of 1-10.
- Must be able to demonstrate the reason why this scholarship will enlarge his/her opportunity to study at Erasmus School of Economics by including a detailed financial statement, describing your financial situation and how you plan to finance your studies (i.e. cover your tuition fee payment), in case you will receive the Erasmus University Holland Scholarship.
- Must have completed the immigration application before 15 May. Completing the immigration procedure entails having submitted the immigration application documents, as well as having transferred the remaining tuition fee + remaining part of the living fee deposit + the IND handling fee before 15 May. For more information, please see the section ‘Amount and payment’ below and the website on immigration procedures for prospective students.
- Must eventually be enrolled no later than 1 September of the academic year for which the scholarship is being requested. An admission offer is not required at the moment of application, however, only students with an admission offer will be considered for the Erasmus University Holland Scholarship.
Website link: https://www.eur.nl/en/ese/education/master/fees-and-scholarships/scholarships-and-grants/erasmus-university-holland-scholarship