A.A. van Beek Fonds

Important details



  • You are registered at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) for at least two years;
  • Your central study programme takes place at Erasmus University Rotterdam, not at any other university;
  • You wish to study or do an internship abroad;
  • You wish to complement your studies through a consecutive stay of at least four weeks in Europe, and at least eight weeks outside Europe - in a country where Dutch or a related language is not the working language;
  • Dispensation from the two-year requirement may be granted to students taking a master programme at EUR. They therefore need to hold a WO-bachelor 3 diploma, respectively must be able to demonstrate they fully and successfully completed the bridging programme HBO-WO. They should have obtained the WO-bachelor 3 diploma from a university in the Netherlands, respectively should have taken the bridging program at EUR. In all other cases the two-year requirements is valid;
  • Second applications (after the first has been awarded) do not qualify for any support.
  • All nationalities


  • All faculties


Level of study


  • Bachelor
  • Master

Scholarship / Grant in €

Differs per situation

DeadlineApplications should be submitted at least six weeks before departure

More details & contact

Website: A.A. van Beek Fonds

Application - A.A. van Beek Fonds

Follow these steps to apply:

  1. The application page on the A.A. van Beek Fonds website explains the process. Here you can download the application and budget form;
  2. Applications should include:
    - Motivation letter;
    - Application form;
    - Budget form;
    - The details and justification of the budget;
    - A recent passport photograph;
    - Citizen service number (BSN);
    - Curriculum vitae;
    - A statement to the effect that the trip is made within the framework of the study programme;
    - A copy of the EUR registration card;
  3. After we have received the required documents, we will notify you by mail before your departure.

Deadline: Please submit your application 6 weeks before departure.

Background information

The Foundation A.A. van Beek-Fonds, instituted by Mr. A.A. van Beek, aims to advance academic education at Erasmus University Rotterdam. It does so by granting financial contributions to students and other individuals associated with the university, who wish to acquire further qualifications within the curriculum and complement their studies through a consecutive stay of at least four weeks in Europe, and at least eight weeks outside Europe – in a country where Dutch or a related language is not the working language.


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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.