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 are often called ‘gift aid’ because they are financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid. Grants are usually awarded based on the student’s financial need, scholarships are usually awarded to students who excel in a particular field. 

    Important: most grants and scholarships only cover 1 year of studies or a 1-time waiver of (a part of) your tuition fee. 
     

  • When you’re receiving a loan, you are basically receiving borrowed money. And something you borrow, you need to give back eventually. 

    Important: the amount of money you loan, will have to be paid back in full, including interest. 
     

  • This type of financial aid is available if you are facing delays in your study due to:

    • Exceptional (family) circumstances
    • Top sports
    • Volunteering work
    • A board year for a student organization
    • A board year for a committee or council

    Important: our student counsellors know everything about this specific type of aid. 
    Don’t hesitate to reach out with doubts or questions!

Dominique Nolen
I was really happy to receive the Holland Scholarship, Hong Kong was more expensive than expected.
Dominique Nolen
Read more over Dominique Nolen - internship abroad at the Regional Finance Department of the TMF Group in Hong Kong
Maartje van Gog
Because of the scholarship I was able to travel more and really enjoy my experience abroad.
Maartje van Gog
Read more over Maartje van Gog - study exchange to Western University, Canada

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • The scholarship in considered a gift, whilst the loan is an amount of money you have to pay back later.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This differs per type of loan you registered for. Please consult the set conditions of the loan carefully.