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Erasmus University Holland Scholarship

Erasmus University Holland Scholarship

Holland Government/Erasmus University Rotterdam
Bachelors/Masters Degree
Application starts per 25th of November 2021
Deadline: Vary per faculty (1 February or 1 May 2022)

Brief description:

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 do their Bachelors or Masters degrees in Holland, hence, Non- EEA students are not allowed to apply. they integrate academic research with excellent, challenging and inspiring education. and offer a broad range of interesting Bachelor programmes, Master programmes and Executive programmes. Highly motivated and talented students have the possibility to participate in our Honours programmes. You can expect Erasmus University Rotterdam to prepare you for a successful future.

Host Institution(s):

Erasmus University Rotterdam is a highly ranked international research university, based in the dynamic and diverse city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands it is a world top 100 institution located in Holland’s second largest city.  However, it’s not only the University’s high ranking that attracts ambitious students from all over the world. Life in Rotterdam brings all the culture, art and excitement you would expect from a big, multicultural city. 

As one of the biggest universities in the Netherlands, It was established in 1913 and has a student population of 29,000. The university was ranked as one of top ten business schools in Europe by Financial Times. Also, it was ranked 20th in Europe and 72nd in the world by Times Higher Education in 2015. At the same time, its social sciences ranked 40th while its clinical health ranked 35th in the world. The university has a total of seven faculties.

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The university can boast of several infrastructures scattered around the campus. These include wide varieties of lecture rooms, seminar rooms as well as research centers. The school offers a wide range of rooms on campus that can be hired to organize a large event or conference

Level/Field(s) of study:

Bachelors and Masters degree in any subject and any faculty, except for studies at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS). For the Erasmus School of Philosophy (ESPhil), only students of the Research Master in Philosophy and Economics are eligible.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

€ 5,000, € 10,000 or € 15,000 (to be decided by the faculty)


Applicants must be:

• Non-EEA nationals who have to pay the institutional tuition fee;
• Excellent students according to the respective faculty’s standard;
• Applying for a full-time bachelor or master at Erasmus University Rotterdam;
• Students who did not obtain a diploma at an education institution in the Netherlands; and
• Those who have never been enrolled as a full degree student at an educational institution in the Netherlands.

Application instructions:

The application procedure differs per faculty. Please check the Official Website for the different faculties’ contact and check with your own faculty for more information on the application. Deadline was 1 February 2022 for the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) and Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) and before or on 1 May 2022 for all other faculties.

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It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:

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Frequently asked questions(FAQ’S)

Which scholarship can I apply for?  

In order to filter out the scholarships you might be able to apply for, take the following steps:

  1. Select your current situation on the scholarship page.
  2. By clicking on one of the situations, the scholarship overview that applies to you will be shown;
  3. All the basic requirements of the scholarship are mentioned in the table of the scholarship overview page.
  4. Check for country and region eligibility, study level and faculty specific information;
  5. Click on one of the scholarships for more details;
  6. To apply, follow the given application instructions.

How do I apply for the scholarship?

Follow the application instructions on the scholarship detail page by clicking on one of the scholarships in the overview table.

Will my scholarship be renewed in the following year?

In most cases,  you will receive the scholarship for only one year. Please check the scholarship criteria carefully to avoid unpleasant surprises. Think about ways to finance your 2nd and/or 3rd year in advance.

how do I differentiate between the scholarship for incoming students and students abroad?

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First, select on the Scholarships and grants page if you’re a student planning to study at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) or whether you’re already studying at EUR and thinking about going on exchange. After selecting one of these options, you’ll land on a page with a scholarship overview applicable to your situation.

when should I apply for a scholarship?

Preparing an application for a scholarship can be time consuming. Deadlines can be as early as January, so make sure to plan ahead. Start looking for scholarships 6-12 months in advance.

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Do I need to pay tuition fee after I get a scholarship?

That depends on the scholarship. The scholarship may be a partial tuition fee waiver which means you still need to pay tuition fee. Please check the criteria of your scholarship carefully.

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