Study in Holland via Erasmus University Scholarships for Non-EEA Students, 2018

The scholarship is directed to international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their Master’s in Holland. The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

What You should Know

Erasmus University Rotterdam is a public university located in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The university is named after Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, a 15th-century humanist and theologian.

This institution invites applications for Holland Scholarships financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science and Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. These scholarships are open to Non-EEA students to pursue the bachelors as well as master degree programme.

In order to study at Erasmus School of Law, all students must be able to listen, read, speak and write fluently in English from the start of their studies at ESL.

Study Level

Kindly bear in mind that these Scholarships are open to pursue bachelors as well as master degree programme only.

Study Subject

Scholarships are offered for the following programs:

  • Must be selected for one of the following programmes:
  • Bachelor International Econometrics and Operational Research Bachelor International Economics and Business Economics
  • Bachelor BSc² Econometrics/Economics
    Or admitted for one of the following programmes:
  • Master Accounting, Auditing, and Control
  • Master Econometrics and Management Science
  • Master Economics and Business

Award of Scholarship 

The scholarship valued at € 5,000 will be received by the student in their first year of studies in two separate payments: November 2018 and February 2019. The Holland Scholarship cannot be used as a reduction on tuition fee but can be used as part of the required money deposit for the visa procedure (living costs).

Number of Scholarships

The number of this scholarship is not specified.

Scholarship Country

The Holland, Netherlands

Eligibility Test

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • The applicant’s nationality is non-EEA
  • The applicant has never before studied at an educational institution in the Netherlands
  • Must be selected for one of the following programmes:
  1. Bachelor International Econometrics and Operational ResearchBachelor International Economics and Business Economics
  2. Bachelor BSc² Econometrics/Economics

Or admitted for one of the following programmes:

    1. Master Accounting, Auditing, and Control
    2. Master Econometrics and Management Science
    3. 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 8.5 (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 send in a complete bachelor or master application before 1 February 2018
  • Must be able to demonstrate the reason why this scholarship will enlarge your opportunity to study at Erasmus School of Economics by including detailed financial information (including supporting bank statements) to prove your ability to support yourself for the remaining tuition fee, the living expenses, and health insurance;
  • If the applicant is a prospective bachelor student, he/she must participate in the mathematics test in either February or March 2018 if he/she is found math deficient during the bachelor application procedure;
  • The applicant must have completed his/her visa application before 15 May 2018. The visa application procedure consists of transferring the required tuition fee, living costs, and immigration costs. For more information on the exact details, please see the immigration procedures for prospective students.
  • 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.

Eligible countries/groups

Non-EEA students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme. The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

University Entrance Requirements

Students must have got excellent study results during his/her prior education.

University English Language Requirements

In order to study at Erasmus School of Law all students must be able to listen, read, speak and write fluently in English from the start of their studies at ESL. When being admitted to our LL.M. programmes we expect all students to actively apply the English language when participating in the lectures, workgroups and group assignments.

  • University requires a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 or TOEFL score of 94 (Internet-based)
  • EMLE students please check the EMLE website.
  • Students with a first or second degree with the English language as a medium of instruction (please submit proof) do not have to submit a TOEFL or IELTS test report.

Application Procedure

The application procedure for prospective students who wish to apply for the Holland Scholarship is as follows:

  • The application period is from 1 November 2017 until 1 February 2018 for prospective students.
  • The applicant needs to send an email with the following documents:
    • Personal statement
    • Financial document
    • Certified GPA statement confirming your obtained GPA in your prior education (only applicable for prospective students)

Application Deadline

Do not apply again after February 1, 2018 as your application will be void.

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