Scholarships and grants

Studying in a foreign country can be very expensive. Fortunately, the Dutch government subsidizes higher education which leads to lower tuition fees for students with a nationality from a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA). In recent years, more and more students from outside the EEA have decided to study in the Netherlands, resulting in a growing demand for academic scholarships. Below you can find the few scholarships that might be applicable to you if you plan to study at Erasmus School of Economics.

Erasmus Education Fund

Every academic year, the Erasmus Education Fund (EEF) supports several students with a scholarship of 3000 euro's per year. The EEF is only for excellent students who need provable financial support. Students may apply by following the application procedure for the EEF.

Erasmus School of Economics Student Waiver for excellent students from non-EEA countries

Erasmus School of Economics has created a separate fund to support excellent students. The maximum award of the waiver consists of a tuition fee waiver for the year 2018-2019. Resulting in a tuition fee equal to the statutory fee. Current or prospective students who are awarded this waiver will therefore not themselves directly receive a sum of money. The Excellent Student Waiver has specific requirements to be eligible.

Holland Scholarship Erasmus University

The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. 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. The scholarship amounts to € 5,000. More information.

Erasmus Trust Fund and Erasmus School of Economics Scholarship

The Erasmus Trust Fund offers in cooperation with Erasmus School of Economics a full scholarship for one excellent master student from a non-EEA country. The scholarship consists of a tuition fee waiver and a maximum sum of € 14.700 to cover living expenses, the remaining tuition fee, and the IND immigration fee. Students who wish to apply for this waiver, need to meet specific requirements. Read more about the requirements and application procedure.

NFP Programme

This programme is also designed for mid-career professionals who would like to extend their experience with studying in the Netherlands. At Erasmus School of Economics the MSc in Maritime Economics and Logistics (MEL) is NFP qualified. Please carefully read the requirements and the application procedure of the NFP programme.

More EUR financial aid possibilities

If you find that none of these scholarships are applicable to you or if you are interested in learning about additional possibilities, please visit EUR's financial aid webpage. You can also check with the government from your own country whether they support studying in the Netherlands or studying abroad in general.


For questions about the application process or the scholarship, you can contact the International Office EUR at