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  The Erasmus MC Graduate Scholarship, funded by the Erasmus MC Graduate School, aims to support international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who wish to enrol in one of the following research master programs at Erasmus MC/Erasmus University Rotterdam:
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Each year, two scholarships are available for each research master’s program. It’s important to note that if you apply for multiple scholarships, a separate application is required for each.


Successful applicants will receive €15,000 to cover living expenses and a waiver of the non-EEA institutional fee (however, the statutory tuition fee must still be paid by the student). The grant will be distributed in monthly installments, with €2,350 for the first month and €1,150 for subsequent months. The scholarship is awarded for one year and can be renewed for a second year upon successful completion of the first.
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Applicants must have applied or been admitted to one of the Erasmus MC research master programs.
  • Demonstrated strong academic performance and a strong motivation to pursue the program.
  • Considered a high achieving student according to Erasmus MC’s standards.
  • Unable to finance the study independently.
  • Must not have obtained a diploma from an educational institution in the Netherlands.
  • Must have never been enrolled as a full-degree student at an educational institution in the Netherlands.
Upon receiving the scholarship, recipients must reside in the Netherlands to open a Dutch bank account for receiving the scholarship funds. It’s advisable to ensure sufficient funds to cover expenses during the initial period, as the process of opening a bank account can take some time.

Application Documents

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV with grades list
  • Budget plan outlining all (expected) income and expenses

Application Deadline

April 15, 2024
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How to Apply

Applicants can submit their application by sending a single PDF containing the letter of motivation, CV with grades list, and budget plan to The file name should follow the format: <Student number, Last Name, First Name (name of research master).pdf>. The budget plan should provide a comprehensive overview of all anticipated income and expenses.


Applications for the next academic year must be submitted by April 15. Successful scholarship recipients will be notified via email no later than the end of May.
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This article was first published on 4th April 2024


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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