Of course, we love to receive applications from all over the world! Before applying, make sure to look into the (expected) costs of living and studying in Rotterdam. This way, you are sure you can make your time as a students a pleasant one.
You can find an overview of the expected costs, ways to prepare for studying abroad and possibilities for financial support. Please read this information carefully so that you can plan ahead and you know what to expect.
Housing, fees and immigration
Different individuals are used to different lifestyles and standards of living, hence the cost of your residence in the Netherlands will obviously vary depending on what you choose and can afford. Housing-related information will certainly greatly influence your preparation. Please be aware that it can be very difficult to find suitable housing. Prepare yourself for challenges. Current housing conditions in the Netherlands are not favourable. There is a severe shortage of affordable rooms and accommodations in the Netherlands. Moreover, some agencies or landlords limit their housing opportunities to national students only. Hence, it is vital to start looking for housing as soon as possible as it can take a fair amount of time to find something suitable. For details regarding tuition fees you are welcome to visit the dedicated page and/or contact Erasmus Student Service Center.
In case you want to know more about job possibilities or legal regulations please visit the website providing advice on working in the Netherlands.
Please note that for non-EEA applicants there are also costs associated with visas and/or residence permits. Be sure to upload all documentation reflecting your nationality and/ or immigration status by submitting all the necessary documentation under proof of ID section of application for admission to a degree programme. This way the university will have enough information in order to determine the right amount of tuition fees.
For some countries, there may be cultural agreements with the Netherlands that include the possibility of financial support. Please contact your Dutch embassy or consulate for more information, or visit the website www.nuffic.nl and search for scholarships.
Scholarships at Erasmus University Rotterdam
In October the information about the funding options for next year (2024-2025) will be updated. Keep an eye on this webpage for more information.
An excellent overview of financial aid possibilities is available at the Scholarship & grants page of the university. For the applicants of degree programmes of Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam the following funding possibilities are available:
Please keep in mind that more often than not scholarship organisations require an offer of admission in the course of application for a scholarship, which means that you have to be very cautious about your planning.
Please know that the programme is full-time and consists of mandatory classes and lectures. It is therefore not possible to combine it with a full-time job. It might be possible to have a side job, however, as the programme is academically demanding and requires 40 work hours weekly, it might be challenging.
In case you want to know more about job possibilities and legal regulations please visit the website providing advice on working in the Netherlands.