Fulbright Center

Important details



  • You are planning to start with a master programme or research project in the United States (US);
    • Master applicants: you must be accepted to a study programme at graduate level and you should be able to demonstrate an obtained bachelor degree from Erasmus University Rotterdam;
    • PhD applicants: you are staying abroad for 3 to 6 months for research or specialised courses at a American university;
  • You must return to the Netherlands at the end of the study programme or research project (you must stick to the duration of the scholarship);
  • You are not already staying in the US for study or other related purposes;
  • You do not have the American nationality and are not planning to apply for an American residence permit;
  • You haven't lived outside of the European Union (EU) for 5 years continuously or longer, in the past 6 years previous to the scholarship application date. 

Check the Fulbright Center website (in Dutch), to find all the additional requirements.

  • Dutch

Participating faculty

  • All faculties 

Level of study


  • Bachelor graduate
  • Master graduate

Scholarship / Grant in €

$ 35.000



More details about the application procedure to be announced in the fall.

More details & contact

 Website: Fulbright Center (in Dutch)

Application - Fulbright

More details about the application procedure will be announced on 1 September 2019 on the Fulbright Center website.

More details about the application procedure to be announced in the fall.

Do you have questions?

Feel free to reach out to any of our international officers

Is living in NL expensive?

Find out more about the costs of living in the Netherlands.

Budget plan

Make a financial budget plan before you go abroad.

Didn't find a scholarship? Don't worry!

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 chances are slim, meaning that most students won't receive 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 receive the scholarship.

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.

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