Erasmus University Rotterdam sympathises with victims of Morocco earthquake

The Executive Board of Erasmus University Rotterdam is shocked by the sad news of last weekend’s devastating earthquake in Morocco. Our community includes many students and staff from the Moroccan community.

Our thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones, and EUR sympathises with everyone in our community who has been touched by this natural disaster. We realise that more people have recently been affected by an acute crisis in their country of origin, such as the disastrous storm in Libya.

A walk-in meeting for all affected students and staff will take place on Thursday 14 September between 12.30 - 14.00 in the theatre hall of the Erasmus Pavilion.

Are you currently in Morocco? The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises people in the area to register online to stay in touch with the ministry.

Are you a student or employee at EUR, currently in Morocco and in need of acute help? Then call the Dutch embassy or EUR’s emergency number: +31(0)640847882 (24/7)

Emergency Fund
The emergency fund of the Erasmus University Rotterdam can support you if you are a student at Erasmus University Rotterdam and if your study progress is endangered by financial hardship due to the earthquake in Morocco. We can grant you financial aid that will allow you to resolve a temporary financial need for living expenses in the Netherlands (not for tuition fee, neither for study materials). 

Are you a student at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and are you currently residing in the Netherlands? You can apply for a grant by sending an e-mail to

Your application must contain the following documents:

1. A budget plan (download and fill out budget form below)
2. An explanation that shows you are in need for financial support
3. A motivation letter (who are you, how were you (financially) affected by the earthquake in Morocco?)
4. A copy of your debit card

The available resources are limited, that is why we cannot guarantee that all students can receive a grant.
Please note that no appeals can be made against the decision on your application.

Last update: Thursday 14 September, 16:30.

More information

Want to help people in the affected areas? You can donate to giro 6868 (Rode Kruis).

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