Cultural Agreements

Important details - Cultural Agreements

  • You are in the last year of your bachelor or master studies or you are a PhD student at Erasmus University;
  • You have the Dutch nationality or you receive Dutch student finance;
  • You are not over 35 years of age at the start of your study programme, except for PhD students;
  • You can, in principle, receive the scholarship only twice;
  • The scholarship cannot be used for internships;
  • The scholarship won't be issued to students with an Erasmus+ scholarship.

Please note: additional or slightly different requirements may be applicable to the country of your interest. Countries you can choose to go to are:

  • Switzerland;
  • Israel;
  • Germany;
  • India;
  • Indonesia;
  • Czech Republic;
  • Russia;
  • Poland;
  • Japan;
  • Mexico.
Participating faculty
  • All faculties
Level of study

  • Bachelor (graduate)
  • Master (graduate)
  • PhD 
Scholarship / Grant in €Differs per country of interest.
DeadlineView the deadlines per country on the website (in Dutch).

More details & contact

Website: - Cultural Agreements (in Dutch)


Application - Cultural Agreements

Specific information on the application procedure differs per country. Details can be found on the country pages, see (in Dutch).

Deadline: differs per country of your interest.


Background information

The Netherlands has signed Cultural Agreements with many other countries, which offer grants and scholarships to allow students who are enrolled in a Dutch programme at a Dutch institution to study or do research in that country for a limited period of time. Some countries also offer grants for summer language courses. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

    1. Select on this page your current situation.
      By clicking on one of the situations, the scholarship overview that applies to you will be shown;
    2. All the basic requirements of the scholarship are mentioned in the table of the scholarship overview page. Check for country and region eligibility, study level and faculty specific information;
    3. Click on one of the scholarships for more details;
    4. To apply, follow the given application instructions.
  • Follow the application instructions on the scholarship detail page, by clicking on one of the scholarships in the overview table.
  • In Holland, higher education is subsidized, which means that tuition fees can be kept relatively low, especially compared with the United Kingdom and the United States. Because of this, we do not have an extensive scholarship programme. This doesn't mean we don't have them at all though, so make sure to have a closer look.
  • Your changes are slim, meaning that most students won't gain a scholarship. There are hundreds of new students each year, but there is not an equal amount of scholarships available. But you never know, you might just be one of the lucky (chosen) ones. As long as you take into account that you may have to arrange financial aid in a different way, you're fine.
  • Most of the requirement apply to:

    1. Study results / being an excellent student;
    2. Being able to demonstrate your ambition;
    3. Level of study;
    4. Obtained diplomas;
    5. Country of origin.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • In a lot of 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.