Co-operation agreement offers Indonesians easier access to study in the Netherlands

Prospective master and PhD candidates from Indonesia will have easier access to study at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and other faculties and schools of Erasmus University Rotterdam. The university recently concluded a co-operation agreement with the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education, which provides scholarships to prospective students with high potentials. 

The Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) makes it possible for Indonesian students who are seen as future leaders to study abroad. The aim is to increase the number of scholarships from the current 3,000 a year to 10,000 a year. The Netherlands is the LPDP’s preferred country after the United Kingdom.

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The LPDP recently concluded a co-operation agreement with Erasmus University to promote access to the university’s master and PhD programmes. The agreement, which has a term of four years, makes it possible for the university to recruit more actively in Indonesia.

The expectation is that 50 to 100 Indonesian students will make use of the scheme each year. This initiative is in line with Erasmus University’s aim to further internationalise. There are currently more than 170 Indonesian students in Rotterdam.

The agreement was signed by Pauline van der Meer Mohr, president of the university’s executive board, and Eko Prasetyo, president director of the LPDP.

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Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is a top-tier European business school and ranked among the top three for research. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who carry their innovative mindset into a sustainable future thanks to a first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes. RSM also has an office in Taipei, Taiwan.

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