Start of Holland Scholarship Erasmus University

A Holland Scholarship is now available to students of Erasmus University Rotterdam who wish to study abroad or foreign students who want to come to Rotterdam. A total of 83 scholarships are available at the university. 

The new Holland Scholarship programme, in which 48 universities and universities of applied sciences are taking part, has a total of 1,536 scholarships. Eighty-three of these scholarships are available at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

There are 49 scholarships, each for 5,000 euros, for excellent students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who wish to come to Rotterdam in the next academic year to participate in a Bachelor’s or Master’s initial programme, conduct research or complete an internship, English being the language of instruction and study. Apply here

In addition, there are 34 scholarships, each for 1,250 euros, for talented students of Erasmus University Rotterdam who wish to spend at least three months of the 2015-2016 academic year studying, completing an internship or conducting research in a non-EEA country. Current EUR students can apply here

At least two scholarships are available for each faculty. They are further distributed based on the percentage of non-EEA students per faculty. Students from abroad may apply for a scholarship until 1 April 2015. For current students of Erasmus University Rotterdam, the deadline depends on the faculty.

Erasmus University Rotterdam has around 5,000 international students from 134 countries. Internationalisation is a key element of Impact & Relevance, the university’s strategy that was presented last year. The aim is for 15% of all Dutch Bachelor’s degree students to go abroad as part of an exchange programme or acquire international studying experience in another way in 2018. In addition, Erasmus University Rotterdam wants foreign students to make up at least 15% of its total student population in 2018.

About the Holland Scholarship programme
The purpose of the Holland Scholarship is to raise the international profile of Dutch higher education and foster the mobility of both Dutch and foreign students. The scholarship was made possible by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), the Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences and EP-Nuffic. The initiative was prompted by the Joint International Vision (written by VSNU and the Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences) and the letter on internationalisation of the Minister of Education, Culture and Science (June 2014).

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