Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions section where you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions in relation to our pre-experience Bachelor and Master programmes.

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Living costs

I am a student from an non-EEA country. Am I eligible for a Dutch government grant?

If you are a citizen from a non-EEA country it is highly unlikely that you will qualify for a government grant. There are exceptions however for people with specific circumstances. To be sure, contact the Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO)

Last update:
Thursday, 25 April 2019

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I am a student from outside the Netherlands. Can I get a part time job in the Netherlands?

Foreign students who would like to take paid work alongside their studies are allowed to do so. However, the possible lack of knowledge of the Dutch language might make it difficult for you to find a job. Students can search for part-time jobs through temporary job agencies, RSM's Career Centre, advertisements in newspapers, or the Internet. Depending on your nationality you can only do so for a limited amount of hours per week, and only if the employer has applied for a work permit for you.

EU/EEA countries

Students from most of the EU and EEA countries can work in the Netherlands without restriction. Your employer does not need to apply for a work permit and you are allowed to work as many hours as you want and earn money alongside your studies or internship activities without a work permit.

Non-EU/EEA countries

If you are a student from outside the EU/EEA and you have a valid residence permit, you are allowed to work either 10 hours a week throughout the year, or full-time during the months of June, July and August. In both cases your prospective employer will need to apply for a work permit for you. More information on the procedure can be found the Nuffic and IND website or contact the Centre for Work and Income. Read more on part-time jobs by downloading the Nuffic Fact Sheet Foreign Students and Part-time Jobs and the Nuffic website.

Last update:
Monday, 5 August 2019

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What are the living costs?

You will need a budget each year to cover your rent, living expenses, your study materials and, if applicable, residence permit and health insurance. This is in addition to paying your tuition fee. How much money you will actually need also depends on your life style. The costs for housing, for example, may differ considerably. Also, if you plan to travel during your stay, you will obviously need more money. For a reasonable standard of living in the Netherlands, you should have an income of approximately €900 per month or €10,800 per year (excluding the tuition fee). Further information about the costs of living in the Netherlands and related subjects can be found on this website.

Last update:
Friday, 16 February 2018

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What Scholarship & Grant possibilities are there?

Rotterdam School of Management offers a limited number of scholarships for excellent applicants from non-EEA countries and EEA countries. Most of the scholarships are so-called partial tuition fee waivers, meaning that we will reduce a part of your tuition fee. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, you can find several available scholarships in our Scholarship Finder.

Last update:
Tuesday, 11 September 2018

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