Grants & Costs

Urban Governance of Inclusive Sustainable Cities

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.

Please note that for non-EEA applicants there are also costs associated with visas and/or residence permits. Be sure to upload all documentation that reflects 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 amount of tuition fee you will have to pay.  

External scholarships

For some countries, there may be cultural agreements with the Netherlands which include the possibility of financial support. Please contact your Dutch embassy or consulate for more information, or visit the website and search for scholarships. For information regarding further funding possibilities visit or visit Scholarship, a central European website that provides information on scholarships for studying in Europe. Another option could be the Orange Knowledge Programme via

Scholarships at Erasmus University Rotterdam

For the applicants of the various 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 the 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.

Have a look at the latest detailed information regarding tuition fees.  

There is no application fee - for submitting an application for admission. However, tuition fees apply in case you are admitted to the programme. 

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