Tuition waiver
For excellent non-EEA (prospective) students of ESHCC

Tuition waiver for excellent non-EEA (prospective) students of ESHCC

Application deadline: 30 April 2019

The Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) offers a limited number of tuition waivers for excellent non-EEA students, both prospective and current. These waivers consist of 50% of the non-EEA institutional tuition fee.*

*EEA stands for European Economic Area. EEA nationals are nationals from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. While Switzerland and Suriname are not in the EEA, Swiss and Surinamese nationals are considered EEA nationals as far as tuition fees are concerned.
All other nationals are considered non-EEA nationals.

Waiver amount and payment

  • No actual transfer of money takes place.
  • The tuition waiver consists of 50% of the non-EEA tuition fee and will be subtracted from the tuition fee before the start of the academic year enabling the beholder of the waiver to immediately pay the reduced tuition fee either at once or in instalments. The waiver recipient will pay 50% of the non-EEA institutional tuition fee. The latest tuition fee information is available on the EUR website.

For whom?

  • Application for the tuition waiver is open for prospective and current students of our international bachelor and master programmes provided they are charged the non-EEA institutional tuition fee, which is a higher fee (click here for further information).
  • Additionally, only students with excellent grades in their previous programmes are eligible for this partial waiver. 

You are considered an excellent applicant if the Grade Point Average (GPA) achieved during your previous education is at least the equivalent of the Dutch grade of 8.0 on the Dutch grading scale of 1 – 10.
We define ‘previous education’ as follows:

  • for a prospective bachelor student: the GPA of the last two years of secondary school or the GPA of the final exam;
  • for a current bachelor student at the EUR: the GPA of the preceding year in the bachelor;
  • for a prospective master student: the GPA of the complete bachelor programme;
  • for a current research master student: the GPA of the preceding year in the master.

Waiver awarding

  • ESHCC will inform all applicants about the decision before 15 June.
  • The Dean of ESHCC will decide on the award of the waivers, based on the advice of the departments’ selection committees.
  • A tuition waiver can only be granted if an applicant has been or will be admitted to one of ESHCC's programmes.
  • In principle a fair distribution of tuition waivers over the various programmes will take place. This principle may be deviated from and priority may be given to applicants for certain programmes. Additionally, the school may strive for a certain distribution over countries or continents.
  • The waiver is valid for the coming academic year only and gives no guarantee for waivers in subsequent years. Students are allowed to apply again for a waiver in the following year, but will need to show excellent performance in their programme and will compete with other applicants again.

When to apply?

Applicants can apply for the tuition waiver any moment between 1 November 2018 and 30 April 2019.

Application procedure

  1. Write an application letter (one page maximum)

Start the letter by giving the following information:

  1. Subject: “Application for tuition waiver”.
  2. Full name and student number.
  3. Name of the ESHCC bachelor or master programme for which you applied.

Subsequently, answer the following two questions:

  • Why would you need the tuition waiver?
  • Why would you deserve a tuition waiver? Include a description of academic excellence and if applicable other merits.
  1. Send your application letter in pdf as an email attachment

Send the pdf to no later than 30 April 2019. The subject of the email should read as follows:

  • tuition waiver + last name + student number + name of the ESHCC programme for which you applied
  1. List all required personal details in the email itself
    1. First name (as in passport).
    2. Last name.
    3. Student number.
    4. Name of the programme at ESHCC for which you applied.
    5. GPA of your previous education. Please also mention the minimum and maximum number of points in the pertaining grade scale. (For example: GPA 8, on a scale of 1 - 10.)
    6. Are you also applying for the Holland Scholarship?

Please note:

  1. We can only take your application for the tuition waiver into consideration if it is complete and meets all of the above requirements.
  2. If you are not a current student, you may only apply if you have already submitted your application for one of ESHCC’s programmes.