The Erasmus Trustfonds was founded to support research and education projects, organised by the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). The scholarship is aimed at excellent EU/EEA master's students. One Erasmus Trustfonds Scholarship has been allotted for RSM.


  • The scholarship amounts up to € 15,000 for maximum 12 months;

For whom?

  • Your nationality is EEA
  • You are a prospective student, starting your studies in the academic year 2024-2025;
  • You are applying for a full-time master’s programme at RSM;
  • You meet the specific requirements of the programme you are applying for;
  • You do not already have a degree from an educational institution in the Netherlands (excluding exchange programmes in the Netherlands).

Selection criteria

  • Excellence for applicants with a Bachelor degree 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 modulesAdditionally, a GMAT score of at least 650 for the old format or 625 for the GMAT Focus or GRE of minimum 325 is required;
  • 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.

Application procedure

First step is to register for the Master programme in Studielink. Once you have registered yourself, you will receive a link to our Online Application Form (OLAF).

Required information:

  • Answering the following two questions in your application:
    - why you would need the Erasmus Trustfonds Scholarship, comprising a description of your current financial situation
    - an explanation why you would deserve the Erasmus Trustfonds Scholarship, comprising a description of academic excellence and if applicable other merits
  • A budget plan using this template;
  • If applicable: certified copies of other scholarships granted

Please note that we can only take your scholarship application into consideration if it is complete and meets all of the requirements. This includes a GMAT score (if required), English language test results (if required), a scholarship application letter and a budget plan.


  • Applicants for all RSM MSc programmes (except for the MSc International Management-CEMS) can apply for the scholarship between 1 October 2023 and 1 March 2024;
  • Applicants for the MSc International Management/CEMS can apply for the scholarships between 1 October 2023 and 31 January 2024.


The final decisions on the award of the scholarship will be made on 15 April 2024.

Practical information

Any questions? The RSM Scholarship Committee can be contacted through email via