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Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) Undergraduate Scholarships 2019/2020 for International Students – The Netherlands

Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University offers scholarships for students from non-EEA countries who are not entitled to pay the EEA tuition fee, provided their grades are considered ‘excellent’. The scholarship will be provided in the form of a waiver from the non-EEA tuition fee. 

Application Deadline: 31st January 2019

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: The school may give preference to students with one of the following nationalities:

  • Brazilian, Russian, Indian, Chinese, Taiwanese/Korean/Filipino, Indonesian/Vietnamese/Thai, Iranian/Iraqi, Azerbaijani/Georgian, Turkish, African (all countries), Mexican.

To be taken at (country): The Netherlands

About the Award: Application for the scholarship is open for prospective IBA students (thus, not currently enrolled students) starting their studies in 2019/2020 from all non-EEA countries, provided they would be charged the non-EEA tuition fee.

Only students who are not recipients of any other scholarships exceeding the amount of 5,000 euro in total in that same academic year can apply for the scholarship.  The RSM Scholarship Committee will determine award recipient(s) on 15 April 2019 and will be informed on 15 April 2019.

Field of Study: Bachelors in IBA (International Business Administration)

Type: Undergraduate

Eligibility: The scholarship will be awarded for the first year of the IBA programme, provided excellence in previous education is proven. As the scholarship will only be awarded for the first year, students should be aware that they will need to have sufficient means to cover the study costs of the second and third year.

Selection Criteria: 

  • Excellence in previous education is proven if the grade point average achieved at secondary school (measured to date) is at least the equivalent of the Dutch grade of 8.0 on the Dutch grading scale 1 – 10.
  • For prospective students who have also attended higher education after secondary education grades obtained in higher education will be considered as well. The RSM Scholarship Committee will decide on the local grade equivalents for the Dutch grade of 8.0 using (a.o.) the grade information included in the Nuffic country modules;
  • Only students who are not recipients of any other scholarships exceeding the amount of € 5,000 in total in that same academic year can apply for the scholarship;
  • By accepting this scholarship you agree to assist the RSM Recruitment and Admissions Office in the role of an Ambassador with promotional and support activities for approximately 8 hours per month during the academic year;
  • By accepting this scholarship you agree to start your visa procedure before 1 June 2019. RSM holds the right to cancel your scholarship if you have not started your visa procedure and holds the right to offer the scholarship to a student on the scholarship waiting list.

Value of Scholarship: 

  • The scholarship is in the form of a tuition fee waiver and fully covers the difference between the non-EEA tuition fee and the EEA tuition fee. You will always have to pay at least the statutory tuition fee, which is € 2,078 in 2019/2020.
  • No actual transmission of money takes place. The scholarship part will be subtracted from the full non-EEA tuition fee (€ 9,200) before the start of the academic year, enabling you to immediately pay the reduced tuition fee; either at once or in instalments.
  • The scholarship will be awarded for the first year of the IBA programme only.
  • The amount of the scholarship for the academic year 2019/2020 is approximately € 7,100.

Duration of Scholarship: The scholarship will be awarded for the first year of the IBA programme

How to Apply: The first step is to register for the IBA programme in Studielink. (Note that you cannot apply for a scholarship in Studielink). Once you have registered yourself, you will receive a link for our online application form (OLAF). Please upload the scholarship application letter of maximum 1 A4 size page in OLAF including the following:

  • an explanation why you would need a scholarship, comprising a description of your current financial situation;
  • an explanation why you would deserve a scholarship, comprising a description of academic excellence and if applicable other merits;
  • clear financial plan of how you are going to finance year 2 and 3 of the IBA programme;
  • a signed statement indicating that other scholarships awarded do not exceed the amount of € 5,000 in total;
  • if applicable: certified copies of other scholarships granted.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Erasmus University, Netherlands

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