Financial aid

Did your budget plan tell you that you’re going to need help in paying for your studies?

There are a couple of financial aid options you can think about to arrange yourself, or with help from the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Click on one of the options below for more information.

Scholarships & grants ▼

Loans ▼

Extra financial support ▼


Inge Wessels
"I applied for multiple grants as I found it hard to scrape the money together to finance my exchange."

Lourents van der Steenstraten
"For me, the scholarship definitely provided some financial flexibility. It took away some of the financial worries, so I could enjoy Singapore to the fullest!"

Dominique Nolen
"Winning the Holland Scholarship was actually a big surprise for me and I was really happy to receive it, as Hong Kong was more expensive than expected."

Maartje van Gog
"I had the financial means to go on exchange myself, but because of the scholarship I was able to travel more and really enjoy my experience abroad." 


Students receiving their Holland Scholarship and Excellence Scholarship certificate. - Photo by Michelle Muus


Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the difference between a loan and a scholarship?

The scholarship in considered a gift, whilst the loan is an amount of money you have to pay back later.

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Are there many scholarships available?

In Holland, higher education is subsidized, which means that tuition fees can be kept relatively low, especially compared with the United Kingdom and the United States. Because of this, we do not have an extensive scholarship programme. This doesn't mean we don't have them at all though, so make sure to have a closer look.

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How big are my chances of getting a scholarship of grant?

Your changes are slim, meaning that most students won't gain a scholarship. There are hundreds of new students each year, but there is not an equal amount of scholarships available. But you never know, you might just be one of the lucky (chosen) ones. As long as you take into account that you may have to arrange financial aid in a different way, you're fine.

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Do I meet the requirements for a loan?

This depends on the type of loan and their corresponding requirements. We created an overview of organisations who are willing to issue loans for students. Their conditions therefore might differ from regular loans.

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When do I have to pay back the loan?

This differs per type of loan you registered for. Please consult the set conditions of the loan carefully.