Holland Scholarship Erasmus University

Please note: applications closed! All Holland Scholarship nominations for the academic year 2017-18 have been awarded.

The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. The scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in Holland. The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Terms and conditions

  • The applicant’s nationality is non-EEA;
  • The applicant is applying for a full-time, English taught bachelor’s programme or master’s programme at the Erasmus School of Economics;
  • The applicant has never before studied at an educational institution in the Netherlands;
  • The applicant has to pay the institute tuition fee because he/she does not meet the nationality requirement;
  • The applicant must have achieved excellent study results in 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:
    • for prospective bachelor students: secondary education abroad
    • for prospective master students: the previous bachelor study abroad
  • The applicant must be able to demonstrate his/her personal motivation to receive a scholarship by writing a motivation letter which is to be included in his/her bachelor or master application. Maximum of 400 words;
  • The applicant must send in a complete bachelor or master application before 1 February 2017;
  • If the applicant is a prospective IBEB student, he/she must participate in the mathematics test in February 2017 if he/she is found math deficient during the bachelor application procedure. Prospective Econometrics and Bsc2 bachelor students can only apply for a Holland Scholarship without a mathematics deficiency.
  • The applicant must have completed his/her visa application before 15 May 2017.

The Erasmus School of Economics reserves the right to withdraw the offer for the Holland Scholarship Programme if the applicant fails to comply with the above mentioned terms and conditions.

Scholarship Conditions

The scholarship will only be rewarded when the applicant will start with the same programme for which he/she has applied and for which the applicant has received admission. Switching programmes after being awarded a scholarship is not a possibility.

Amount and payment

The scholarship amount of € 5,000 will be received by the student in their first year of studies in two separate payments: November 2017 and February 2018. The scholarship cannot be used as a reduction on tuition fee nor for the required money deposit for the visa procedure.

Application procedure

The application procedure for the Holland Scholarship Programme is as follows:

  • The application period runs from 1 November 2016 until 1 February 2017.
  • The applicant must make a complete application for a bachelor or master programme and Indicate that he/she wishes to apply for the Holland Scholarship. The application shall only be considered complete if accompanied by all requested application documents, including his/her motivation letter for the Holland Scholarship. 
  • All applicants will be notified of the awards committee's decision before 1 March 2017.
  • All nominees must accept or decline the scholarship before 7 March 2017.
  • The official award letter will be send to the nominees in April 2017.