Erasmus Education Fund (EEF)

Important details




  • You are considered to be an excellent student (evidence of good results and of good English skills);
  • You need provable financial support to study;
  • You are willing to help recruit new students for Erasmus University Rotterdam;
  • You are in the process of applying for a new study at Erasmus University Rotterdam;
  • You have to be successfully enrolled in the university prior to 31st August.
  • All nationalities
Participating faculty

Level of study

  • Bachelor
  • Master

Scholarship / Grant in €

€ 3.000*

Deadline1 April 2020

More details &

Website: Erasmus Education Fund

* The scholarship will be transferred to a Dutch bank account only, or will be compensated with your tuition fee.

Application - Erasmus Education Fund (EEF)

You may apply for a scholarship by sending the following documents to the Board of the Erasmus Education Fund (

  • Motivation letter; 
  • Two reference letters;
  • A grade list of obtained results in your current studies;
  • A proof of registration (admission offer) at Erasmus University Rotterdam. 

See the website of the Erasmus Education Fund for more details on these documents.

Deadline: you can send your application to EEF throughout the whole academic year, however, the deadline for the application is 1 April of each year.

Background information

The Erasmus Education Fund (EEF) was founded in 2010 by the Erasmus School of Economics. Its objective is to support ‘initiatives that enable talented youths from impoverished backgrounds to develop into the leaders of the next generation with the aid of further education’. So far the EEF has had the pleasure to give out 46 scholarships in the past 6 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. 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.