NN Future Matters Scholarship

Important details



  • You are from Belgium, the Netherlands, Japan, Poland, Greece, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain, Hungary or Bulgaria;
  • You are applying for a full-time master’s programme in the field of finance, risk management or economics;
  • You have a minimum average score of 7 (out of 10) on bachelor's level;
  • You are starting your master’s studies in September;
  • You meet the specific requirements of the master programme of your choice;
  • You are a first generation academic in your family, i.e. no parent or guardian has earned a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent);
  • Preferably you have not yet studied or worked abroad before.



  • Belgian
  • Dutch
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Greek
  • Romanian
  • Czech
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
  • Hungarian
  • Bulgarian
  • Turkish
Participating faculty
Level of study
  • Master

Scholarship / Grant in €

€ 5.000
Japanese and Turkish students receive a bigger scholarship of € 3,000 plus the tuition fee of up to € 17,000.

Deadline30 April 2020

More details & contact

Email: scholarships@eur.nl
Website: Study in Holland - NN Future Matters Scholarship

Application - NN Future Matters Scholarship

Application will be opened in January. Follow these steps to apply:

  1. Download and complete the application form from the Study in Holland website;
  2. Submit your application by completing the Nuffic application form online.

Background information

NN wants to take social responsibility by giving young people, who are in need of support, access to means and expertise to help them create economic opportunities, overcome adversity and realize their dreams.

This scholarship is meant for students from selected countries who want to do their master’s in the Netherlands. The NN Future Matters Scholarship is financed by NN and administered by Nuffic.


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    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.