Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication non-EEA Scholarship of Excellence
The Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) offers scholarships for excellent non-EEA students, both prospective and current. This scholarship partially waives the institute tuition fee for selected students from non-EEA countries who meet all the requirements to qualify for the statutory tuition fee except for having a non-EEA nationality (see EUR website for these requirements) and whose grades in their previous programmes are considered excellent. The waiver is provided by the faculty as well as the university, through the established ‘Regeling Profileringsfonds Erasmus University Rotterdam’.
Application for the scholarship is open for prospective and current students of our international Bachelor and Master programmes, studying at ESHCC in the academic year 2016/2017, from all non-EEA countries, provided they would be charged the non-EEA tuition fee, which is a higher fee.
Excellence is proven if the GPA achieved during the previous education is at least the equivalent of the Dutch grade of 8.0 on the Dutch grading scale 1 – 10.
We consider the GPA achieved during previous education as:
- A prospective Bachelor student: The GPA of last two years of secondary school or the GPA of the final exam
- A current Bachelor student at the EUR: The GPA of the preceding year in the Bachelor (when in doubt about your calculation, please contact the Student Advisor)
- A prospective Master student: The GPA of the complete Bachelor programme
- A current Research Master student: The GPA of the preceding year in the Master (when in doubt about your calculation, please contact the Student Advisor)
- The applicant will have to provide an explanation of the local grading system, taken from the official website of the national Ministry of Education, which will be used alongside the grade information included in the country modules of NUFFIC.
When to apply?
Applicants can apply for the scholarship any moment between 1 December and 1 April.
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. For the scholarship, no actual transmission of money takes place.
- The scholarship part is 50% of the non-EEA tuition fee and 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 installments. The student has to pay 50% of the institute tuition fee. The latest tuition fee information can be found on the EUR website.
Note that applying for the scholarship is a separate procedure from your admission process. Please do NOT apply for the scholarship in your motivation letter for the programme of your choice, but follow this procedure!
A. Register for the programme of your choice first, and obtain a student number.
Applications can only be taken into consideration if the applicant is registered for or applied for one of ESHCC's Bachelor's or Master's programmes. Furthermore, the scholarship application will only be considered if you are admitted to the programme of your choice.
B. Prepare digital copies of the following documents:
- An explanation why you would deserve and why you would need a scholarship, comprising a description of academic excellence and, if applicable, other merits.
This explanation should be between 250-750 words.
- Certified copies of the grade list to date, as available at the moment of application (prospective students) / Progress overviews from OSIRIS, including the GPA (current students).
- If already offered, admission statement of the programme (prospective students) / proof of enrollment at EUR for the current academic year (current students).
- If applicable, an explanation of the local grading system, taken from the official website of the national Ministry of Education.
For questions about this procedure, please send an email to email@example.com.
- The decisions on the award of the scholarships will be made by the Dean of ESHCC, on the advice of the respective programme’s Scholarship Committee. The Committee will comprise of staff members from the department, and is usually similar to the Selection Committee for admission of prospective students.
- Only if an applicant is admitted into one of ESHCC's programmes, will a decision be made.
- The award of the scholarship will be announced no later than 1 July.
- The Committee will be free in deciding how many scholarships will be awarded to bachelor students (both prospective and current) and master students respectively.
- The regular appeal procedures apply in case of appeal against the decision of the Committee.
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