Designated Fund for Foreign Students EUR

"Fonds op Naam Stichting Buitenlandse Studenten EUR"


Secretary: drs. J.A.M. Matthijsse, Woudestein, Room E-Building, Room E1-09
PO Box 1738, 3000DR Rotterdam, tel. +31(0)10 4081123.
Bank account number 251358917, Postbank number 8125180.


The aim of the Designated Fund for Foreign Students EUR is to foster mutual interaction between students from abroad studying in Rotterdam and students from the Netherlands Antilles, and between these students and their native Dutch counterparts.

Fund Committee

Prof. dr. H.B. Entzinger, chairman
Drs. J.A.M. Matthijsse, secretary
Mr. M. van Eesteren-van de Erve, treasurer
Drs. R. Rijntjes, member

Guidelines for applying for financial support

The fund is open to applications from students or student groups, societies or organisations for events or activities that they are organising in line with the purpose of the fund. Grant applications should be sent to the fund secretary at the above office address. The fund is not intended for individual study grants.

Applicants should bear in mind that the fund does not provide 100% funding in any case and that in addition to funds from other parties, self-funding is also a requirement.

The fund committee decides whether a grant will be awarded to the applicant. The committee's decision is final.

The application must meet the following criteria:

Application criteria

1. Submission period
Applications for funding must be submitted to the Fund secretary no less than two months before commencement of the activity.

2. Objective and budget
The application may be brief, but must be clear on the following:

  • The objective of the activity for which a financial contribution is being requested. The goal must always correspond with the Fund’s objective.
  • An estimate of expense as well as funding, including a list of current subsidy applications (e.g. to government institutes and other funds), contributions by University/faculty, own contributions, etc.
  • Applications must at all times be sent by regular post. Failure to do so will result in the application being rejected.
  • Applications must be comprehensive. If documents are to follow, this must be clearly stated in writing.

3. Name, address, etc.
The applicant’s name and address details as well as e-mail address, telephone number and fax number (if applicable) must be stated clearly on the application. Natural persons must also state their student number.

Legal entities (e.g. associations and foundations) are requested to include a copy of the articles of association and a copy of the certificate of registration with the Chamber of Commerce.