Important details

  • You recently graduated or you are about to graduate, obtaining at least a bachelor degree;
  • Your graduation date falls in between 1 March 2020 and 31 December 2022
  • You are wishing to go abroad after graduating (bachelor or master) to continue your studies or research (this grant is not available for exchange and internships abroad);
  • You are planning to stay abroad for at least 3 and maximum 24 months;
  • You have the Dutch nationality OR you are an international student and meet the following requirements:
    • You must demonstrate that you are integrated into Dutch society;
    • You have a good knowledge of the Dutch language;
    • You plan to return to the Netherlands after your study abroad.

For more information on the selection requirements, visit the VSBfonds website.

Please note: it is not a requirement that you are already admitted to your next study programme. 

  • Dutch
Participating faculty
  • All faculties
Level of study
  • Bachelor graduate
  • Master graduate

Scholarship / Grant in €

€ 7.000 - € 10.000


1 March 2022

More details & contact

Email: scholarships@eur.nl
Website: VSB Fonds (in Dutch)

Application - VSBfonds

Follow these steps to apply:

  1. Download and complete the application form;
  2. Inform yourself about the application requirements;
  3. Make sure to gather all the required documents listed in the application form;
  4. Also include a recent overview of your study results by exporting the data from Osiris Student.

The selection procedure consists of an oral and writing part. The writing procedure takes place at the beginning of March. As from 16 March onwards, you will be notified on whether or not you are invited for an interview. This oral part of the procedure will take past at the end of March on Campus Woudestein. An interview by phone is not possible.

Deadline: 1 March 2020

Background information

VSBfonds is one of the biggest private investment funds in the Netherlands. VSBfonds wants to contribute  to a person's individual growth and aim to increase their involvement in today's society. Projects that contribute to this goal will quality for possible funding.  

Every year, the VSBFonds offers grants to students wishing to go abroad after graduating (bachelor or master) to continue their studies or research. By way of exception and in consultation with the VSBFonds, non-Dutch students may also be considered for one of these grants. You must demonstrate that you are integrated into Dutch society, have a good knowledge of the Dutch language and plan to return to the Netherlands after your study abroad.


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Didn't find a scholarship?

Don't worry!

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.

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