Erasmus School of Economics, Holland, is inviting prospective graduate and undergraduate students to apply for the Erasmus University Holland scholarship for the 2018/2019 academic session.
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 prospective international bachelor and master students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or masters in Holland. The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
Worth of Award

  • The scholarship amount of € 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 in tuition fee but can be used as part of the required money deposit for the visa procedure (living costs).


  • 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:

  • Bachelor International Econometrics and Operational ResearchBachelor 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
  • 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:
  • for prospective bachelor students: secondary education
  • for prospective master students: the previous bachelor study
  • 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 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.

Immigration Procedures

  • Entry visa and/or residence permit procedure are as follows:
  • Most international students with a non EU/EEA nationality, studying in the Netherlands for more than 90 days, are obliged to apply for an entry visa and/or Dutch residence permit.
  • Regardless of which group your nationality belongs to, the procedure will consist of several application forms to be completed as well as proving to the Dutch Immigration Services that you have sufficient financial means for living in the Netherlands. This amount is set at a minimum amount of €900 per month that you study here.
  • Find out which group your nationality belongs and what kind of procedure is applicable to you by checking the table of countries.

Please note:
If you are a student with a non EU/EEA nationality and you currently already have a valid Dutch residence permit, you are exempted from applying for a visa/residence permit. Please do supply us with a PDF-scan of the front- and backside of your permit card. In addition, should you current permit relate to your current studies, you are to contact the Central EUR Immigration Desk ([email protected]) to start the procedure for switching education institutions.

  • 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.

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

  • The applicant needs to send an email to [email protected] with the following documents
  • Personal statement
  • Financial document
  • Certified GPA statement confirming your obtained GPA in your prior education (only applicable for prospective students)


  • The application period is from 1 November 2017 until 1 February 2018 for prospective students.
  • The applicant must have completed his/her visa application before 15 May 2018. All applications will be reviewed after 1 February 2018. The nominations for prospective students will be announced before 1 April 2018. All applicants need to take into account that the different options of financial support offered by Erasmus School of Economics are limited. Therefore students will not receive more than 1 scholarship/waiver. A combination of multiple scholarships will not be awarded.

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