ESHCC International Fund Culture Studies

Important details 



  • You have no study delay at the time of application;
  • You will not be receiving the Holland Scholarship;
  • You are not eligible for the Erasmus+ grant, because:
    • You will go on exchange/internship outside Europe (including Switzerland);
    • You plan to go on exchange/internship for less than 3 months (min. of 2 months).
Please make sure to check the faculty website for the most up to date information on this scholarship.
  • All nationalities
Participating faculty
Level of study
  • Bachelor
  • Master
Scholarship / Grant in €€ 1.000 max.
Deadline15 March 2019 - new deadline will be announced soon

More details &

Website: Fund website ESHCC

Application - ESHCC International Fund Culture Studies

Gather the documents mentioned below:

  • A study planning (with courses passed (= overview OSIRIS), the study schedule abroad (= letter of approved courses from the Examination Board) and courses to follow upon return); 
  • A detailed Financial Plan (use this template);
  • A motivation letter (maximum 300 words, use this template)
  • Provable efforts to raise other funding.

You can send the documents to this email address:

Deadline: 15 March 2019 - new deadline will be announced soon

Selected students will receive the grant in two phases. 
€750,- euros will be paid before you go on exchange - after you have handed in a form with your bank details (will be send to you after the results are known). 
€250,- euros will be paid after you have returned from the exchange. To receive the grant you have to send the following documents to

  1. Claim for expense form (this will be sent to you by the International Office of ESHCC);
  2. Proof of the expenses that have been made (for example a copy of your plane ticket or rental agreement);
  3. A copy of the Transcript of Records;
    • The transcript will be sent by the host university to your home address or to the International Officer of ESHCC;
  4. Your Exchange report.

Please note: You can apply for this grant once. This means that you can apply for this grant either in the bachelor’s phase or in the master’s phase for either exchange or internship or research.

Background information

The Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication offers a grant to students who plan to go on exchange within their study programme and who are not eligible for the Erasmus+ grant.


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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. Therefore always make sure to have a plan B to cover your finances, in case you won't gain the scholarship.

  • Most of the requirements 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.