Grants

For the academic year 2018-2019, Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM) will provide financial support to a yet to be determined number of non-EEA students who will start an ESHPM master programme as of 1 September, 2018. The grant opportunities are as follows:

For more information about grants and finances, you can contact the International Office. Thinking about your finances should happen before you apply. Therefore, they can help you with a financial plan that covers your entire study period at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Erasmus Trustfonds Scholarship

The Erasmus Trustfonds was founded to support research and education projects at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). The fund aims to contribute to the growth and flourishing of Erasmus University. The Erasmus Trustfonds provides scholarships for excellent students in financial distress. The Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM) may grant one student with a scholarship for the academic year 2018-2019.

Please find all relevant information below.

Scholarship / Grant amount:
12 x monthly contribution of                                                            € 1.100,-

One-time personal compensation                                                   € 729,-
Compensation costs Immigration Service (IND) if applicable        € 321,-

The scholarship will be granted for one academic year. If you do a 1-year master programme and are unable to graduate in one year, you will have to cover the costs for the remaining period of your study yourself. 

Requirements:           

  • You need to be accepted and enrolled for one of the master programmes of ESHPM, starting in the academic year 2018-2019;
  • You will start the master programme in the academic year following the application for the scholarship (2018-2019);
  • You will study in the Netherlands during the entire academic year 2018-2019.
  • You are able to demonstrate excellence (an average final result of at least 8.0 CGPA or equivalent on the Dutch grading scale of 1 to 10) in your prior education, the bachelor’s or master’s degree that enables you to be accepted to the master programme;
  • You are motivated to graduate and excel within the duration of the programme, which must be demonstrated by a personal letter of motivation to the ESHPM grant committee. The letter of motivation must describe the importance of the grant for you;
  • You have to pay the statutory tuition fee of €2060,-. For Non-EU students, a fee waiver is applicable to cover the difference between the institutional (€11600,-) and statutory tuition fee;
  • You are unable to finance your study yourself.

Level of study: Master

Deadline: 1 April 2018

Application procedure: The application consists of a motivation letter (one page maximum) where the candidate answers two questions:

  • Why do you need the Erasmus Trustfonds Scholarship?
  • Why should you be considered an excellent candidate? Include a description of academic excellence and, if applicable, other merits.

The application for the scholarship must:

  • be submitted before April 1, 2018
  • be emailed to esc@eshpm.eur.nl, the email subject containing
    • the word combination "Erasmus Trustfonds Scholarship";
    • name of the degree programme you are applying for;
  • your application must consist of:
    • a copy of your obtained Bachelor or Master diploma or declaration of graduation if you have not yet completed your bachelor studies;
    • transcript of Records, preferably stating the CGPA;
    • bank statement with your name of the month of January 2018;
    • statement of financial need where you explain your income and expected expenses and why you need the grant;
    • your personal motivation letter.

Students will be notified of the decision by the International Office of the Erasmus University before June 1st, 2018.

Please note:

-grant applications will only be considered if the student has also submitted a complete application for the master programme before the deadline;
-the scholarship is only for one academic year.

Individual grants for excellent non-EEA students

This financial support in the form of an individual grant comprises a reduction of the tuition fee for the academic year 2018-2019 (€ 11.600) to the basic rate of the statutory tuition fee (€ 2.060).

Students who are eligible for the individual grant for excellent non-EEA students must submit their application for the master programme and their grant application before 1 April, 2018. The ESHPM grant committee will assess all applications and inform candidates about the result of their application before June 1st, 2018.

Award conditions

For students to be eligible for this individual grant, they must:

  • be accepted and enrolled for either the master Health Care Management or the master Health Economics, Policy & Law in the academic year 2018-2019 as of 1 September 2018 at the latest; and
  • reside in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg or the following states of the Federal Republic of Germany: North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony or Bremen as of 1 September, 2018 at the latest; and
  • be a national of a non-EEA country; and
  • have a bachelor degree with excellent results at university-level (students holding a degree from a university of applied sciences are not eligible for the grant) and in a relevant field;
  • be able to demonstrate excellence (an average final result of at least 8.0 or equivalent) in the student’s prior education (the bachelor degree that enables the student to be accepted for the master programme Health Care Management or Health Economics, Policy & Law); and
  • be motivated to graduate within one academic year and with excellent results, which must be demonstrated by a personal letter of motivation to the ESHPM grant committee. The letter of motivation must describe the importance of the grant for the student and for his/her country of residence as well as the importance for ESHPM.

The following countries are considered to be part of the European Economic Area (EEA): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom. All other countries are considered to be ‘non-EAA countries’.

Application procedures

  • Students must submit their grant application before 1 April, 2018;
  • Students must submit their application for the master Health Care Management or the master Health Economics, Policy & Law by no later than 1 April, 2018;
  • Please note that grant applications will only be considered if the student has also submitted an application for the master Health Care Management or the master Health Economics, Policy & Law before the deadline;
  • Please fill in the online registration form completely;
  • The registration form shall be complete only if accompanied by:
    - a thesis written during the student’s prior education (if the thesis is not finished yet or is not in English an English abstract of 3 A4 pages will have to be attached);
    - a personal letter of motivation;
    - a different letter of recommendation than the one used to apply for the master programme;
  • Students will be notified of the ESHPM grant committee’s decision by no later than 1 July, 2018.

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Holland Scholarship Programme

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 EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Scholarship amount and conditions

The scholarship amounts to € 5,000. You will receive this in the first year of your studies. The scholarship will only be rewarded when you will start with the same programme for which you have applied and for which you have received admission.

Application criteria

  • Your nationality is non-EEA;
  • You are applying for a full-time, English taught master’s programme at Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management;
  • You have never before studied at an educational institution in the Netherlands;
  • You have to pay the tuition fee because you do not meet the nationality requirement;
  • You must have achieved excellent study results in your prior education. This means an average final result of at least grade 8.0 (or the equivalent) during their prior education. For these purposes, prior education means:
    • for prospective bachelor students: secondary education abroad
    • for prospective master students: previous bachelor study abroad
  • You meet the specific requirements of Erasmus University Rotterdam (to be announced once it is possible to apply)

Application procedure

Students who have applied for a bachelor’s or master’s programme at Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management and who meet the application criteria can apply for the scholarship before 15 April 2018.

The application procedure for the Holland Scholarship Programme is as follows:

  • Please fill in the online application form completely.
  • The registration form shall be complete only if accompanied by an authenticated list of grades achieved during the student's prior education and a letter of motivation.
  • Students will be notified of the awards committee's decision before 1 June 2018.

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Other grant opportunities: Grantfinder

For international students who are interested in obtaining a grant from the Netherlands, there are several possibilities. Please keep in mind that there might also be a number of possibilities to obtain a grant in your home country.

The Netherlands Student Grantfinder is an online search engine for those who want to study in the Netherlands and are looking for financial aid. The Grantfinder contains information on a range of dutch scholarships for foreign students, and is offered by the NUFFIC, the 'Netherlands organization for international cooperation in higher education'. Many of the scholarships offered in the Grantfinder are offered by the Nuffic, don't contact us for information regarding these scholarships, but the people from the NUFFIC.

More information on studying in the Netherlands can be found on www.studyin.nl

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