1. In Brief
For the academic year 2016-2017, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) will grant several partial scholarships, depending on the quality of the applicants, for selected students from non-EEA countries who are not entitled to pay the EEA tuition fee and whose grades in their previous programmes are considered ‘excellent’. The value of the partial scholarship is maximum 8.500 euros (half of the regular tuition fee). This scholarship is meant for prospective students only (thus, this scholarship is not meant for currently enrolled RSM and EUR students), excluding HBO pre-master students.
2. For whom?
Prospective students (thus, this scholarship is not meant for currently enrolled RSM and EUR students) of the following MSc programmes can apply:
- Accounting & Financial Management
- Business Information Management
- Strategic Entrepreneurship
- Finance & Investments
- Master in Management
- Global Business & Sustainability
- Human Resource Management
- International Management/CEMS
- Management of Innovation
- Marketing Management
- Organisational Change & Consulting
- Strategic Management
- Supply Chain Management
In principle, a fair distribution of scholarships over the various MSc programmes will take place. This principle may be deviated from and priority may be given to applicants for certain MSc programmes.
Application for the scholarship is open for prospective MSc students, starting their studies in the academic year 2016/2017, from all non-EEA countries, provided they would be charged the non-EEA tuition fee.
The school may give preference to students with one of the following nationalities:
- African (all countries)
Additionally, the school may strive for a certain distribution over the continents.
Applicants cannot be recipients of any other scholarships exceeding the amount of 5.000 euro in total in that same academic year.
3. For which year?
The scholarship will be awarded for the nominal length of the MSc programme, which is one year for all programmes except International Management-CEMS (18 months) and MScBA Master in Management (16 months).
Excellence for applicants with a Bachelor of Science from Dutch universities is proven if the average grade over the entire programme at the time of application is at least 8.0/10.
Additionally, a GMAT score of at least 700 is required – also for applicants from schools and/or programmes exempt for GMAT for admission.
Excellence for applicants with a Bachelor of Science 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 modules.
Additionally, a GMAT score of at least 700 is required - also for applicants from schools and/or programmes exempt for GMAT for admission.
Please note that we can only take a scholarship application into consideration if it is complete and meets all of the requirements. This includes a minimum GMAT test score of 700.
5. When to apply?
Applicants for MSc (except for the MSc International Management-CEMS) can apply for the scholarship any moment between 15 October 2015 and 1 March 2016.
Applicants for the MSc International Management-CEMS can apply for the scholarships any moment between 15 October 2015 and 31 January 2016.
6. Application procedure
When applying for the Master programme in the online application form (OLAF) you will be asked to upload documents which will be used for evaluating your application. During this process you can also upload your scholarship application letter. The application letter should include the following information;
- an explanation why you would need a scholarship, comprising a description of the students financial situation
- an explanation why you would deserve a scholarship, comprising a description of academic excellence and if applicable other merits
- if applicable:scanned copies of other scholarships granted (later on you will be asked to provide a certified copy)
- a signed statement indicating that other scholarships awarded do not exceed the amount of 5.000 euro in total
- scanned copies of the grade list to date, as available at the moment of application (normally already part of your application package). Later on in the process you will be asked to provide a certified copy
Please note that we can only take a scholarship application into consideration if it is complete and meets all of the requirements. This includes a scholarship application letter.
7. How does it work?
For the academic year 2016-2017, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) will grant two to three partial scholarships, depending on the quality of the applicants. The value of the partial scholarship is 8.500 euros (half of the regular tuition fee)
The scholarship takes the form of a waiver being the amount of money that will be subtracted from the full non-EEA tuition fee (€ 17,000).
If the student fails to graduate in nominal time, the non-EEA tuition fee for non-EEA Master students will apply for the remaining period of study.
For the scholarship, no actual transmission of money takes place.
The scholarship part of the non-EEA tuition fee 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 instalments.
The decisions on the award of the scholarship will be made by the RSM Scholarship Committee. This scholarship committee will determine award recipient(s) on 1 April 2016.
The RSM Scholarship Committee can be contacted through our contact form: www.rsm.nl/contactmsc
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