Fulbright Scholarship

Important details




  • You are a U.S. citizen and don't have a Dutch nationality;
  • You should be very well qualified and strongly motivated for one of the graduate courses at Erasmus University Rotterdam;
  • You currently still reside in the United States;
  • You are not yet enrolled in a programme at Erasmus University;
  • You will be enrolled in one of the master programmes* at Erasmus University;
  • You meet the specific requirements set by the faculty that offers the master programme that you have applied for. Check the programmes page for more information.
  • The grant is not for research master programs or post experience master programs.

*Post-graduate masters are excluded!

It's quite difficult to separate the regular master programmes from the post-graduate ones in the programme overview. But there is a way to explore your options, without having to visit each page: 

In the master programme overview, each programme's national registration code (croho) is added at the end of the programme title (see the number between brackets).
Only the croho numbers starting with 6 are eligible for the Fulbright grant.

  • United States
Participating faculty
  • All faculties (ISS & IHS excluded)
    • Post-graduate masters are excluded (see explanation above).
Level of study
  • Master (post-graduate master excluded)
Scholarship / Grant in €

  • 11 monthly installments of € 1300. 
  • International travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of € 900.
  • The residence permit will be arranged by and paid for by Erasmus University Rotterdam (approximately € 192). 
  • Tuition fees are not waived, but differ per program. 
More details & contact
Email: l.pietersen@fulbright.nl
Website: Fulbright Application (Select > Suzana Rodriguez Award)
Website: EUR master programmes (post-graduate masters not applicable)

Application - Fulbright

Applicants are required to apply separately to Erasmus University independent of their Fulbright application and, if already admitted, to include a letter of affiliation with the Fulbright application. If this is not yet possible, this can be provided at a later date. 

See the Fulbright website for special application instructions.

Deadline: mid-October

Background information

The Fulbright scholarship is granted to U.S.-citizens only and was named after Dr. Suzana Rodrigues, who taught at Erasmus University Rotterdam for many years.

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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.