Tuition & Scholarships

Tuition & Scholarships

Tuition fee

The 2022-2023 tuition fee for the BSc in International Business Administration programme is approximately € 10,600. The Dutch government contributes towards this cost for students who hold nationality from a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA). These students therefore pay only the statutory fee of € 2,209 per year.

NOTE: These tuition fees are subject to change. Prior to the start of the academic year, tuition fees may be modified by the Dutch government. Erasmus University Rotterdam reserves the right to make changes affecting policies, fees, curricula, or any other matter announced in this publication without further notice.


The number of scholarships is limited and mainly merit based. If a scholarship covers only the tuition fees, be aware that you need to finance your own living expenses (rent, food and insurances) for the duration of your studies.

  • Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) offers scholarships to prospective students from non-EEA countries who are not entitled to pay the EEA tuition fee, provided their grades are considered ‘excellent’.


  • Besides scholarships awarded by RSM, there are also scholarships awarded by the Dutch government or other organisations that are available if you meet certain criteria such as nationality, age, etc We have listed one of them below but we encourage you to use resources such as Grantfinder or the Scholarship Portal to find additional scholarships.

    Scholarship tips

    • Contact the Ministry for Higher Education in your home country to see whether there are scholarship options.
    • We have virtual information session covering all you need to know about scholarships and financial aid. Register here.


  • For students from the Netherlands or the EU/EEA, it may be possible to apply for limited funding towards payment of your tuition fees. Find out whether you meet the nationality and age requirements and read more information about the application process here.


Living costs

You will need a budget each year to cover your 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. Here is an example of monthly expenditures:

Furnished accommodation, including gas and electricity  €   450 - 700
Medical insurance  €     50 - 75
Telephone/internet €     40
Food €   200 - 300
Books, recreation, clothing €   200 - 350
Public Transportation €   0 (you can bike everywhere in the city!)
Total €  average 900 - 1200