Erasmus University Rotterdam Scholarship

Erasmus University Rotterdam Scholarship
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About Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam is a public university based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands (abbreviated as EUR). The university is named after the 15th-century humanist and theologian Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus.

Erasmus MC is the largest and one of the leading academic medical and trauma centers in the Netherlands, while its Economics and Business School, Erasmus School of Economics and Rotterdam School of Management are well established in Europe and beyond.

Three big ranking tables put Erasmus University Rotterdam in the world’s top 100 universities. Financial Times ranked the university among the top ten business schools in Europe in 2017.

Times Higher Education ranks Erasmus University Rotterdam 20th in Europe and 72nd in the world in 2015, with its social sciences 40th, and clinical health 35th in the world.

The university has seven faculties and concentrates on four areas:

  • Health – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences/Erasmus MC and Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM)
  • Wealth – Erasmus School of Economics and Rotterdam School of Management
  • Governance – Erasmus School of Law and Erasmus School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (ESSB)
  • Culture – Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, Erasmus School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (ESSB) and Erasmus School of Philosophy (ESPhil)

The University has campuses at five locations, of which four in Rotterdam and one in The Hague:

  1. Campus Woudestein (main university location near Rotterdam-Kralingen)
  2. Campus Hoboken (Erasmus MC location near Rotterdam-Dijkzigt)
  3. Location EUC (Erasmus University College in Rotterdam Center)
  4. Location ISS (International Institute of Social Studies located in The Hague Center)
  5. Location ECE (Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship near Rotterdam-Delfshaven)
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Erasmus University Rotterdam offers a wide range of Bachelor’s programs taught in Dutch, leading to a B.A., B.Sc. software. or to LL.B. Class.

The university also offers many fully English-language Bachelor programs. Such programs are open to students looking for an international business and/or economic career or communication and media profession. Around 40 percent of the students taking these programs are international students from over 80 countries, apart from the Dutch students.

Students can choose from various types of Master programs: (common) Master programs, Master of Research programs or Master of Post-Experience programs.

Erasmus University Rotterdam Scholarship Overview

Erasmus University Rotterdam Scholarship is eligible for one of the Master programs mentioned below.

  1. Erasmus School of Economics;
  2. Rotterdam School of ManagementOpens external;
  3. Erasmus School of Law;
  4. Erasmus School of Social Behavioural Sciences;
  5. International Institute of Social StudiesOpens external;
  6. Erasmus MC;
  7. Institute for Housing and Development Studies

The educational assistance program from Erasmus University Rotterdam is available for Masters education (post-graduate) for students from developing countries. To find out which countries or regions are eligible to become participants of the Erasmus University Rotterdam Scholarship, please check on the following file: List of eligible developing countries of Erasmus University Rotterdam Scholarship (67.28 KB).

The scholarship is open to individuals from developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts applying to a Master’s degree program. After the completion of the master program the awardee commit to return to their home country to use their new skills and contribute to their countries’ social and economic development.

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Scholarship Benefits

The scholarship or grant amount is between € 10.000 and € 22.000 (including statutory fee). Students who have to pay the institutional tuition fee will receive an additional fee waiver of their faculty

Expired Date

The deadline of the Erasmus University Rotterdam Scholarship varies depending on the policies and regulations of each faculty.

Please refer to important dates uploaded by each faculty through the official Erasmus University Rotterdam Scholarship website to avoid delays in submitting your files.

Preparing an application for a scholarship can be time consuming. Deadlines can be as early as January, so make sure to plan ahead. Start looking for scholarships 6-12 months in advance.

Eligibility Criteria

You can only apply to the Erasmus University Rotterdam Scholarship if you meet the following requirements.

  1. Your nationality is one of the list of the Developing Countries of the World Bank.
  2. You are an excellent student according to the faculty’s standard. The average grade should be the equivalent to the Dutch grade of 8.0 on the Dutch grading scale of 1 to 10.
  3. You have recent relevant work experience after earning a Bachelor’s degree.
  4. You are applying for a full-time master at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  5. The selection for this scholarship will be carried out by the faculties and schools. For more detailed information about the selection process, please contact the faculty or school involved.

How to Apply

Before you apply make sure to check:

  • if you meet the admission requirements
  • if the deadline for admission has not passed

Contact information and information on the deadlines for admission is available on this website.

  1. Apply via Studielink. Visit StudieLink and log in. After the institution has received your application via Studielink, you will receive an email from Erasmus University mentioning your student number within two working days.
  2. After they have received your enrolment application via Studielink, you will receive a message from Erasmus University via the email address you have filled out in Studielink. In this email they give you your personal link and instructions on how to upload your picture for your student card.
  3. The study program decides on your admission. Make sure to follow the admission and application procedure of each study program you apply for.
  4. You are NOT enrolled in case your status in Studielink has not changed from ‘Application Submitted’ to ”Enrolled”. For questions on why you are not yet enrolled, please contact Erasmus Student Service Centre in time.
  5. You are enrolled once your status in Studielink is changed from ‘Application submitted’ to ”Enrolled”. After your status has changed into ‘Enrolled’ you will receive your student card and statement of registration by mail.
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Contact Information

For more details and contact, send your inquiries via email at

Link to Official Website

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  1. Sir/madam
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