Erasmus School of Economics Student Waiver for excellent students from non-EEA countries

Please note: applications closed! All Excellent Student Waivers 2017-18 for prospective students have been awarded.

The Erasmus School of Economics has created a separate fund to support excellent students. The maximum award of the waiver consists of a tuition fee waiver for the year 2017-2018. Resulting in a tuition fee equal to the statutory fee. Current or prospective students who are awarded this waiver will therefore not themselves directly receive a sum of money. Partial waivers can be awarded. The Excellent Student Waiver has specific requirements to be eligible. 

Conditions

In order to qualify for financial support under the provision for individual waiver for excellent students from non-EEA countries, an applicant:

  • Must comply with the general conditions laid down in the second paragraph of article 1.2 of the EUR's Profiling Fund Regulations, while a prospective student must be enrolled by no later than 1 September of the academic year for which he/she has applied for a waiver and must comply with the residence requirements;
  • Must comply with the specific requirements laid down in article 5.1 of the EUR's Profiling Fund Regulations;
  • Must be a national of a country that does not belong to the EEA;
  • Must be a selected for one of the following programmes:
  1. Bachelor International Econometrics and Operational Research
  2. Bachelor International Economics and Business Economics
  3. Bachelor BSc² Econometrics/Economics

    Or admitted for one of the following programmes:
  4. Master Accounting, Auditing and Control
  5. Master Econometrics and Management Science
  6. Master Economics and Business
  • Must have achieved excellent study results during his/her prior education. This means an average final result of at least grade 8.0 (or the equivalent) on a grading scale of 1-10, during their prior education. For these purposes, prior education means:
    1. for prospective bachelor students: secondary education
    2. for prospective master students: the previous bachelor study
  • Must be able to demonstrate his/her personal motivation to receive a tuition fee waiver by writing a motivation letter. Maximum 400 words;
  • Must send in a complete bachelor or master application before 1 April 2017;
  • Prospective Bachelor students must participate in the mathematics test on 9 February 2017 or 9 March 2017 if found math deficient during the bachelor application procedure (not applicable for current EUR-students);
  •  Must have completed their visa application before 15 May 2017.

 The Erasmus School of Economics reserves the right to withdraw the offer for the ESE Waiver for excellent students from non-EEA countries if the applicant fails to comply with the above mentioned terms and conditions.

Terms regarding duration

Applicants granted this tuition fee waiver should be aware that the waiver applies to only one academic year. You may re-apply for the waiver in the second or third year of your studies, even if you did not receive the tuition fee waiver in the first year.

Also, each waiver application should come with an personal motivation which will be taken into account for the tuition fee waiver selection of that year. This means that there are no guarantees that the waiver will be offered for multiple academic years to the same applicant.

All applicants are to be aware that the number of applicants each year exceeds the number of available waivers. Therefore no rights can be derived when the above mentioned minimum application criteria are met. 

Amount and payment

The maximum award of the waiver consists of a tuition fee waiver for the year 2017-2018. Resulting in a tuition fee equal to the statutory fee for the academic year 2017-2018. Applicants who are awarded this waiver will therefore not themselves directly receive a sum of money.

Application procedure

The application procedure for prospective students who wish to apply for the excellent student waiver from non-EEA countries is as follows:

  • The application period is from 1 November 2016 until 1 April 2017.
  • The applicant must make a complete application for a bachelor or master programme and indicate that he/she wishes to apply for the Excellent Student Waiver. The application shall only be considered complete if accompanied by all requested application documents, including his/her motivation letter for the Excellent Student Waiver. 
  • The registration form shall be considered complete only if accompanied by all requested application documents, including his/her argumentation for receiving financial support.

The awards committee applies rolling admission for the excellent student waiver. This means each applicant is reviewed individually and will receive feedback on his/her application for the Excellent Student Waiver within at least six weeks after submitting a complete application. During the entire application period, which runs from 1st November until 1st April, the Committee keeps track of the number of students who are offered an excellent student waiver and their educational background in order to accommodate students from different countries and backgrounds. This is done in order to preserve the international character of our programmes.