Erasmus University NL Scholarship


Prospective students

Important details


  • Your nationality is non-EEA and you pay the institutional tuition fee;
  • You are an excellent student according to your faculty's standard;
  • You are applying for a full-time bachelor or master at Erasmus University Rotterdam;
  • You didn't obtain a diploma at an education institution in the Netherlands;
  • You have never been enrolled as a full degree student at an educational institution in the Netherlands;
  • You can only receive the NL Scholarship Erasmus University once;
  • You meet the specific requirements set by the faculty that offers the programme that you have applied for. Check your faculty's website for more information.
Participating faculty
Level of study
  • Bachelor
  • Master

Scholarship / Grant in €

€ 5.000, € 10.000 or € 15.000 (to be decided by the faculty)


Application starts 1 October 2023
Deadline: vary per School

More details & contact


Website: Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) - Bachelor 
Website: Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) - Master 
Website: Erasmus School of Law (ESL)
Website: Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) - Bachelor 
Website: Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) - Master
Website: Erasmus MC
Website: Erasmus School of Philosophy (ESPhil) (look under 'Funding')
Website: Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC)
Website: Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (application)
Website: Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) - Bachelor
Website: Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) - Master
Website: Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM)
Website: Erasmus University College (EUC)
Website: Study in Holland

Application - NL Scholarship

The application procedure differs per faculty. Please check your own faculty for more information on the application.

Application starts: 1 October 2023
Deadline: Vary per School

Background information

The Erasmus University NL Scholarship  is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Erasmus University Rotterdam. The scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in Holland.

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Do you have questions?

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!

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 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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