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Non-EEA students - RSM non-EEA Scholarship of Excellence (MSc)

1. In brief

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, upon request of the applicant, will waive the difference between the non-EEA tuition fee and the EEA tuition fee for selected students from non-EEA countries who are not entitled to pay the EEA tuition fee, whose grades in their previous programmes are considered ‘excellent’. The scholarship will be provided in the form of a full waiver from the non-EEA tuition fee. This scholarship is meant for prospective students only (thus, this scholarship is not meant for currently enrolled RSM and EUR students), excluding HBO pre-master students.

 

2. For whom?

Prospective students (thus, this scholarship is not meant for currently enrolled RSM and EUR students) of the following MSc programmes can apply:

In principle, a fair distribution of scholarships over the various MSc programmes will take place. This principle may be deviated from and priority may be given to applicants for certain MSc programmes.

Application for the scholarship is open for prospective MSc students, starting their studies in the academic year 2015/2016, from all non-EEA countries, provided they would be charged the non-EEA tuition fee.

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

Additionally, the school may strive for a certain distribution over the continents.

Applicants cannot be recipients of any other scholarships exceeding the amount of 5.000 euro in total in that same academic year.

 

3. For which year?

The scholarship will be awarded for the nominal length of the MSc programme, which is one year for all programmes except International Management-CEMS (18 months) and General Management (16 months).

 

4. Excellence

Excellence for applicants with a Bachelor of Science from Dutch universities is proven if the average grade over the entire programme at the time of application is at least 8.0/10.

Additionally, a GMAT score of at least 700 is required – also for applicants from schools and/or programmes exempt for GMAT for admission.

Excellence for applicants with a Bachelor of Science from non-Dutch universities is proven if the average grade over the entire programme at the time of application is at least the equivalent of the Dutch grade of 8.0 on the Dutch grading scale 1 – 10.

The Scholarship Committee will decide on the local grade equivalents for the Dutch grade of 8.0 using the grade information included in (a.o.) the Nuffic country modules.

Additionally, a GMAT score of at least 700 is required - also for applicants from schools and/or programmes exempt for GMAT for admission.

Please note that we can only take a scholarship application into consideration if it is complete and meets all of the requirements. This includes a minimum GMAT test score of 700.

 

5. When to apply?

Applicants for MSc (except for the MSc International Management-CEMS) can apply for the scholarship any moment between 15 October 2014 and 1 March 2015.

Applicants for the MSc International Management-CEMS can apply for the scholarships any moment between 15 October 2014 and 31 January 2015.

 

6. Application procedure

When applying for the Master programme in the online application form (OLAF) you will be asked to upload documents which will be used for evaluating your application. During this process you can also upload your scholarship application letter. The application letter should include the following information;

  • an explanation why you would need a scholarship, comprising a  description of the students financial situation
  • an explanation why you would deserve a scholarship, comprising a description of academic excellence and if applicable other merits
  • if applicable:scanned copies of other scholarships granted (later on you will be asked to provide a certified copy)
  • a signed statement indicating that other scholarships awarded do not exceed the amount of 5.000 euro in total
  • scanned copies of the grade list to date, as available at the moment of application (normally already part of your application package). Later on in the process  you will be asked to provide a certified copy

Please note that we can only take a scholarship application into consideration if it is complete and meets all of the requirements. This includes a scholarship application letter.

 

7. How does it work?

The scholarship takes the form of a waiver being the amount of money that will be subtracted from the full non-EEA tuition fee (€ 16,400). The waiver fully covers the difference between the non-EEA tuition fee and the EEA tuition fee (approximately € 1,978.). Still, the student will always have to pay at least the EEA tuition fee, as this fee cannot be waived.

If the student fails to graduate in nominal time, the non-EEA tuition fee for non-EEA Master students will apply for the remaining period of study.

For the scholarship, no actual transmission of money takes place.

The scholarship part of the non-EEA tuition fee will be subtracted from the full non-EEA tuition fee before the start of the academic year, enabling the beholder to immediately pay the reduced tuition fee; either at once or in instalments.

 

8. Decisions

The decisions on the award of the scholarship will be made by the RSM Scholarship Committee. This scholarship committee will determine award recipient(s) on 1 April 2015. 

 

9. Information

The RSM Scholarship Committee can be contacted through our contact form: www.rsm.nl/contactmsc

 

Last update:
Friday, 17 October 2014

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How can EEA students get financial aid, like Studiefinanciering?

Studiefinanciering is a Dutch study grant paid by the Dutch Ministry of Education through a governmental organization called DUO. It is a monthly grant for Dutch and other EEA students (passport holder) meant to finance living expenses, such as rent and other daily costs.

Getting Studiefinanciering through DUO can be a challenging undertaking. However, one of RSM’s IBA students established Study Financing Rotterdam which offers students a step-by-step approach with the Studiefinanciering application process. For more information please visit the website of Study Financing Rotterdam.

Last update:
Thursday, 4 December 2014

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Korea - Orange Tulip Scholarship programme (OTS)

For the academic year 2015-2016, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) will grant one full scholarship or two partial scholarships, depending on the quality of the applicants, through the Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme (OTS) of NESO- Korea, for all MSc programmes excluding MScIM/CEMS. The value of the partial scholarship is 8.200 euros (half of the regular tuition fee) and 16.400 euros for the full scholarship. The Dutch Government requires students to pay a minimum fee of approximately 1.978 euros.

To apply for the Orange Tulip Scholarship, Korean students must:

1. Have an outstanding academic record.

2. Submit their application for the OTS to NESO-Korea. The procedure for this can be found through the NESO-Korea website

3. Submit their application for one of the RSM Master programmes (excluding MScIM/CEMS) before 1 March 2015. In order to be considered for an OTS scholarship, applicants need to meet all MSc. admission requirements and be in the possession of an unconditional offer letter. Information about the entry requirements and application process can be found by visiting www.rsm.nl/masteradmissions

 

This scholarship is meant for prospective students only, thus, this scholarship is NOT meant for currently enrolled RSM and EUR students.

Please note that we can only take a scholarship application into consideration if it is complete and meets all of the requirements, including a scholarship application letter and GMAT test score of 600 minimum.

Last update:
Friday, 17 October 2014

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RSM non-EEA Scholarship of Excellence (IBA)

Rotterdam school of Management, 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. The waiver fully covers only the amount difference between the non-EEA/EU tuition fee and the EEA/EU tuition fee. No actual transmission of money takes places. This scholarship is meant for prospective students only (excluding HBO pre-master students) and awarded for the first year only (thus, this scholarship is not meant for currently enrolled RSM and EUR students). For further details please see here.

 

 

Last update:
Monday, 4 August 2014

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Russia - Orange Tulip Scholarship programme (OTS)

For the academic year 2015-2016, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) will grant one full scholarship or two partial scholarships, depending on the quality of the applicants, through the Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme (OTS) of NESO- Russia, for all MSc programmes excluding MScIM/CEMS. The value of the partial scholarship is 8.200 euros (half of the regular tuition fee) and 16.400 euros for the full scholarship. The Dutch Government requires students to pay a minimum fee of approximately 1.978 euros.

To apply for the Orange Tulip Scholarship, Russian students must:

1. Have an outstanding academic record.

2. Submit their application for the OTS to NESO-Russia. The procedure for this can be found through the NESO-Russia website

3. Submit their application for one of the RSM Master programmes (excluding MScIM/CEMS) before 1 March 2015. In order to be considered for an OTS scholarship, applicants need to meet all MSc. admission requirements and be in the possession of an unconditional offer letter. Information about the entry requirements and application process can be found by visiting www.rsm.nl/masteradmissions

This scholarship is meant for prospective students only, thus, this scholarship is NOT meant for currently enrolled RSM and EUR students.

Please note that we can only take a scholarship application into consideration if it is complete and meets all of the requirements, including a scholarship application letter and GMAT test score of 600 minimum.

More information about the application procedure for the grant OTS, please visit the website of NESO - RussiaAccepting applications for scholarships OTS (2015-2016 academic year) will begin November 1, 2014.

 

Last update:
Friday, 17 October 2014

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Brazil - Orange Tulip Scholarship programme (OTS)

For the academic year 2015-2016, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) will grant one full scholarship or two partial scholarships, depending on the quality of the applicants, through the Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme (OTS) of NESO- Brazil, for all MSc programmes excluding MScIM/CEMS. The value of the partial scholarship is 8.200 euros (half of the regular tuition fee) and 16.400 euros for the full scholarship. The Dutch Government requires students to pay a minimum fee of approximately 1.978 euros.

To apply for the Orange Tulip Scholarship, Brazilian students must:

1. Have an outstanding academic record.

2. Submit their application for the OTS to NESO-Brazil. The procedure for this can be found through the NESO-Brazil website

3. Submit their application for one of the RSM Master programmes (excluding MScIM/CEMS) before 1 March 2015. In order to be considered for an OTS scholarship, applicants need to meet all MSc. admission requirements and be in the possession of an unconditional offer letter. Information about the entry requirements and application process can be found by visiting www.rsm.nl/masteradmissions

 

This scholarship is meant for prospective students only, thus, this scholarship is NOT meant for currently enrolled RSM and EUR students.

Please note that we can only take a scholarship application into consideration if it is complete and meets all of the requirements, including a scholarship application letter and GMAT test score of 600 minimum.

Last update:
Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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Mexico - Orange Tulip Scholarship programme (OTS)

For the academic year 2015-2016, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) will grant one full scholarship or several partial scholarships, depending on the quality of the applicants, through the Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme (OTS) of NESO-Mexico, for the MSc programmes excluding MScIM/CEMS. The value of the partial scholarship is approximately 8.200 euros (half of the regular tuition fee) and approximately 16.400 euros for the full scholarship. The Dutch Government requires students to pay a minimum fee of approximately 1.978 euros.

1. Have an outstanding academic record

2. Submit their application for the OTS to NESO-Mexico. The procedure for this can be found through the NESO-Mexico web site.

3. Submit their application for one of the RSM Master programmes (excluding MScIM/CEMS) before 1 March 2015. In order to be considered for an OTS scholarship, applicants need to meet all the admission requirements and be accepted to the MSc programme by RSM.

For more information, please check our Admission & Application pages

This scholarship is meant for prospective students only, thus, this scholarship is NOT meant for currently enrolled RSM and EUR students.

Please note that we can only take a scholarship application into consideration if it is complete and meets all of the requirements, including a scholarship application letter and GMAT test score of 600 minimum.

Last update:
Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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Indonesia - Orange Tulip Scholarship programme (OTS)

For the academic year 2015-2016, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) will grant one full scholarship or two partial scholarships, depending on the quality of the applicants, through the Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme (OTS) of NESO- Indonesia, for the MSc programmes excluding MScIM/CEMS. The value of the partial scholarship is approximately 8.200 euros (half of the regular tuition fee) and approximately 16.400 euros for the full scholarship. The Dutch Government requires students to pay a minimum fee of approximately 1.978 euros.


To apply for the Orange Tulip Scholarship, Indonesian students must:
 

1. Have an outstanding academic record.


2. Submit their application for the OTS to NESO-Indonesia. The procedure for this can be found through the NESO-Indonesia web site


3. Submit their application for one of the RSM Master programmes (excluding MScIM/CEMS) before 1 March 2015. In order to be considered for an OTS scholarship, applicants need to meet all MSc. admission requirements and be in the possession of an unconditional offer letter. Information about the entry requirements and application process can be found by visiting www.rsm.nl/masteradmissions

This scholarship is meant for prospective students only, thus, this scholarship is NOT meant for currently enrolled RSM and EUR students.

Please note that we can only take a scholarship application into consideration if it is complete and meets all of the requirements, including a scholarship application letter and GMAT test score of 600 minimum.

Last update:
Friday, 17 October 2014

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Kazakhstan - Bolashak Scholarships

Since its introduction in 1993, the Bolashak programme, meaning “the future” in Kazakh, has allowed hundreds of Kazakhstan’s brightest students to study abroad at some of the best universities in the world. Bolashak is the international scholarship programme of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Bolashak students participate in Bachelor or Master programmes in subjects which the Kazakh government has identified as priority areas to enable the country to prosper. Business is one of these areas. Upon graduation, students return to their home country to work in government service for a period of five years.

The scholarship covers all tuition, insurance and accommodation costs, as well as living expenses and travel costs from Kazakhstan to the Netherlands and home again at the end of the period of study.

For more information about the Bolashak scholarship programme, including a list of the priority degrees and selection rules, please visit www.bolashak.gov.kz
 

Last update:
Friday, 17 October 2014

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EEA students - Government Grants

If you are in full-time higher education in the Netherlands, you may be eligible for a student grant. You must satisfy the following three requirements:

  • Age: you must be under the age of 30 when you become entitled to a student grant
  • Nationality: you must be a Dutch national or have the same rights. You can check this with the nationality chart
  • Education: you must be in full-time or dual education

The basic government grant includes:

  • A monthly allowance  The Dutch government stipulates the student grant levels each year and the amounts are regularly updated on the DUO website.
  • A student travel card
  • An interest-bearing loan
  • A supplementary grant (your eligibility to receive this supplement depends on the income of your parents/guardian).

For the application procedure, please visit the DUO website.

Last update:
Friday, 17 October 2014

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Colombia - COLFUTURO joint loan-scholarship programme

The Fundación para el Futuro de Colombia (COLFUTURO) and Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) share an interest in strengthening bilateral cooperation in the field of business education between Colombia and The Netherlands and promoting stronger ties between the two institutions by increasing the financial support available for the graduate studies of Colombian students.

To apply for the joint graduate loan-scholarship programme, students need to:
1. Seek admission to a graduate degree programme at RSM, see www.rsm.nl/masteradmission
2. Students admitted to RSM graduate degree programmes need to submit a loan-scholarship application to Colfuturo, following the normal application procedure and meeting all the standard requirements established by Colfuturo.

More information is available via Colfuturo, see: www.colfuturo.org

Last update:
Friday, 17 October 2014

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Russia - The Global Education Programme

According to a new program approved on June 20 by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, i.e. The Global Education program, Russian students will now be able to study abroad for free. Russian graduates will receive full financial support from the state provided they agree to work for a Russian company for a minimum of three years after completing their degree abroad. The program will start this fall while the list of acceptable universities includes 150 schools in 25 countries. To qualify for the program, applicants must already have a bachelor’s degree and have applied and been accepted into a foreign university on the list. 

The Rotterdam School of Management is a part of the Erasmus University and there for is included in the list of acceptable universities. 

For more information visit the website of the Global Education Programme.

Last update:
Friday, 17 October 2014

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Funding for students from China, Taiwan, Korea, India or Japan - 2013 TOEFL® Scholarship Program

A TOEFL® scholarship can help you study at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. The scholarship program is designed to award TOEFL test takers for achieving academic excellence, exhibiting leadership skills, performing extracurricular activities and demonstrating English-communication proficiency. Test takers applying for the scholarship must currently be living in Mainland China, India, Japan, Korea or Taiwan.

Scholarship Criteria

The TOEFL Scholarship Program rewards students who have high academic achievement as well as:

  • ability to communicate in English
  • demonstrated leadership skills
  • participation in extracurricular activities, such as community service
  • innovative ideas as reflected in essays

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to win a TOEFL scholarship, you must:

  • Currently be living in the country from where you are applying.
  • Beginning undergraduate or graduate study in 2013 at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) with TOEFL institution code 7199
  • Hold a grade point average of at least 80 or higher on a 100-point scale or a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. For high school students in Korea, you must have a level of 1–3 on a 9-level scale in any three subjects in your last semester.
  • Have a valid TOEFL test score used as a requirement for admissions into your undergraduate or graduate program.
  • Complete the application form online and upload your transcripts.

Scholarship award funds for students who will be studying abroad are applied to their tuition fees only after the student has registered with the institution and arrived on campus.

More detailed information can be found at www.ets.org/toefl/scholarships

 

 

 

Last update:
Monday, 17 February 2014

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