Scholarships & Grants

For students from abroad

It is not possible anymore to apply for a scholarship for a bachelor or master starting in 2020-2021. The information about scholarships for 2021-2022 will be updated in the fall.

The table below shows scholarship and grant options for students from abroad, wishing to study at EUR or already studying here.

Scholarship/grant name


Participating faculty

Level of study

Scholarship/grant amount

CSC-Scholarship for PhD's

  • Chinese
  • All faculties
  • PhD
  • € 1.200 

Entrepreneurial Spirit Scholarship

  • Bachelor (prospective)
  • € 2.083

Erasmus Education Fund (EEF)

  • All nationalities

  • Bachelor
  • Master
  • € 3.000 


Erasmus Trustfonds Scholarship






  • Depends on the faculty







  • Erasmus School of Law,
  • Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences,
  • Erasmus School of Philosophy,
  • Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication









  • € 15.000 for housing, living costs and statutory fee.







Erasmus University Holland Scholarshipnon-EU/EEA
  • All faculties (ISS excluded)
Differs per faculty 
  • Between € 5.000 and € 15.000

EUR Excellence Scholarship 

  • All faculties

  • Second master
  • Differs per programme 



  • American

  • All faculties
    (IHS & ISS excluded) 
  • Master

  • € 15.371

  • Mexican

Selected masters from:

  • Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
  • International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
  • Institute for Housing and Development Studies (IHS)
  • Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
  • Master
  • 10% discount on the tuition fee
  • Additional loan, scholarship, and financial support for health insurance and living costs offered by FUNED & CONACyT

ISS Hardship fund 


  • All nationalities

  • International Institute for Social Studies (ISS)

  • Master 

  • Up to 30% discount on the tuition fee 


ISS Scholarship Fund for Excellent Students

  • All nationalities

  • International Institute for Social Studies (ISS)
  • Master

  • 40% of the tuition fee


Joint Japan World Bank Scholarships (JJWBGS)

  • Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS)
  • International Institute for Social Studies (ISS)
  • Master


L-EARN for Impact Scholarship

  • Developing Country according to the list of the World Bank
  • Master
  • Between € 10.000 and € 22.000 (including statutory fee) Students who have to pay the institutional tuition fee will receive an additional fee waiver of their faculty


  • Indonesian 
  • All faculties
  • Master 
  • Differs per situation

MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP)

Specific short courses of faculty:

  • Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS)
  • Short courses
  • Differs per situation

NN Future Matters Scholarship 


  • Belgian
  • Dutch
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Greek
  • Romanian
  • Czech
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
  • Bulgarian
  • Turkey
  • Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
  • Rotterdam school of Management (RSM)
  • Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

  • Master 

  • € 5.000 


Orange Knowledge Programmes (OKP)




Specific study programmes of the following faculties:

  • Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
  • Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) 
  • Erasmus School of Law (ESL)
  • Institue for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS)
  • International Institute for Social Studies (ISS)
  • Erasmus MC (EMC)
  • Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) 
  • Master, short courses and MBA  



  • Contribution towards the costs of living and studying



Orange Tulip Scholarship 

  • ISS: Brazilian, Indian, Indonesian, Mexican, Korean, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese
  • IHS: Brazilian, Indonesian, Mexican, Russian
  • Master
  • Differs per scholarship 


  • Indonesian 
  • All faculties
  • Master 
  • Differs per situation 

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Know what to expect

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.