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

Erasmus School of Economics has created a separate fund to support excellent students. This scholarship concerns a partial tuition fee waiver for the year 2019-2020. Current or prospective students who are awarded this waiver will therefore not directly receive a sum of money themselves.

The Excellent Student Waiver has specific requirements to be eligible, which can be found below. This waiver is not applicable to current ESE (pre-) Master students.

Conditions

In order to qualify for financial support under the provision of an individual waiver for excellent students from non-EEA countries, an applicant:

General conditions*

  • Must be enrolled no later than 1 September of the academic year for which the fee waiver is being requested and must comply with the residence requirements;
  • Must be a national of a country that is not part of the European Economic Area (EEA).

*The general conditions are laid down in the Regulations Financial Support fund (p. 14)

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      • Must be selected for one of the following programmes:
        • Bachelor International Econometrics and Operations Research
        • Bachelor International Economics and Business Economics
        • Bachelor BSc² Econometrics/Economics
      • Or admitted to one of the following programmes:
        • Master  Accounting, Auditing and Control
        • Master Econometrics and Management Science
        • Master Economics and Business
      • Must have achieved excellent study results during his/her prior education. This means an average final result of at least grade 8.5 (or the equivalent) on a grading scale of 1-10, during their prior education. For these purposes, prior education means:
        • for prospective bachelor students: secondary education
        • for prospective master students: the previous bachelor study
      • Must send in a complete bachelor or master application before 1 February 2019;
      • Must participate in the mathematics test in either February 2019 or March 2019, if found math deficient during the bachelor application procedure (only applicable to prospective bachelor students);
      • Must be able to demonstrate the reason why this single reduction on tuition fee will enlarge your opportunity to study at Erasmus School of Economics by including a detailed financial statement/budget plan in which you explain how you are going to support yourself for the remaining tuition fee, the living expenses (estimated € 900 per month), and health insurance, taking into account that 1 student will only be awarded with 1 type of financial support;
      • Must have completed the immigration application before 15 May 2019. Completing your immigration procedure entails having submitted your immigration application documents, as well as having transferred the remaining part of the tuition fee + deposit of your living costs (€ 10.800) + IND handling fee (€ 192) before the 15th of May. For more information please see the immigration procedures for prospective students.
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      • Must be enrolled in bachelor 2 or 3 (or bachelor 4, applicable to BSc2 students only);
      • Must have obtained a positive BSA for your current bachelor programme;
      • Must have achieved excellent study results during block 1, 2 and 3 of the current academic year. This means an average grade of at least 8.5;
      • Must be able to demonstrate the reason why this single reduction on tuition fee will enlarge your opportunity to continue your study at Erasmus School of Economics by including a detailed financial statement/budget plan in which you explain how you are going to support yourself for the remaining tuition fee, the living expenses (estimated € 900 per month) and health insurance.

Terms

Applicants granted this tuition fee waiver should be aware that the waiver applies to only one academic year. You may re-apply for the waiver in the following years of your studies, even if you did not receive the tuition fee waiver in the first year.

All applicants are to be aware that the number of applicants each year exceeds the number of available waivers. No rights can therefore be derived when the above mentioned minimum application criteria are met. In addition, to be able to provide as many applicants with a partial waiver/scholarship, only 1 type of scholarship will be awarded to 1 applicant. Hence, a combination of multiple scholarships will not be awarded.  

Erasmus School of Economics reserves the right to withdraw the offer for the waiver for excellent students from non-EEA countries if the applicant fails to comply with the above mentioned terms and conditions.

Amount and payment

For prospective bachelor applicants, the tuition fee waiver for 2019-2020 will amount to € 7.000 and for prospective master applicants the tuition fee waiver for 2019-2020 will amount to € 12.000. This means, should you be awarded a waiver, you are to transfer the remaining part of your tuition fee (prospective bachelor students €2.200/ prospective master students € 3.000) + a deposit for the cost of living (€ 10.800) + IND handling fee (€ 192) before the 15th of May 2019.

Application procedure

  • The application period for prospective bachelor and master students is open from 1 November 2018 until 1 February 2019;
  • The application period for current ESE bachelor students is open from 1 until 15 April 2019;  
  • The applicant (both prospective and current ESE) is to send an e-mail to:
    ese-scholarship@ese.eur.nl with the following scholarship application documents:
    • Personal statement
    • Financial statement/budget plan (not a bank statement, but a written explanation as to how you plan to finance your studies, in case you will receive a partial waiver)  
    • Academic transcript of your secondary school (prospective bachelor applicants) or bachelor programme (prospective master applicants) + certified statement confirming your obtained GPA in your prior education (this only applies to prospective students). Your GPA needs to be converted to a scale of 1 to 10, as is customary in the Netherlands.  

Applications of prospective students will be reviewed after the 1st of February 2019. The nominations for these applicants will be announced in the beginning of April 2019.

The applications of current ESE students will be reviewed after the 15th of April 2019 and nominations will be announced before the 1st of June 2019.