Betalen bij Tilburg University

Exchange Scholarships

If you are selected for an exchange through Tilburg University you may be eligible for a scholarship. Whether you are eligible depends on your academic achievements, motivation, financial need, Tilburg University School, and exchange destination.

Erasmus plus

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication (communication) reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

COVID-19 and exchange scholarships

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent border closures, it may not be possible for you to spend the entire period of your exchange physically abroad in the host country. Each scholarship has its own requirements about how long you must be physically abroad for in order to be eligible for the scholarship.

Brexit and scholarships for exchanges to the United Kingdom

Please find an update on the consequences of Brexit for student exchanges, including exchange scholarships, on our starting page.

Exchanges within the EU and associated third countries (North Macedonia, Serbia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey)

Erasmus+ (KA 103/131 Project)

Erasmus+ is the EU program for Education, Training, Youth and Sport. Among other things, Erasmus+ aims to promote international student mobility by offering scholarships for study and traineeships.

If you are selected for an exchange program within Europe, you may receive an Erasmus+ Grant for your stay abroad.

Period

  • > 3 months with a maximum of 12 months, actual length will be determined by available funding

Amount

  • The level of the Erasmus+ grant changes every year. For 2021-2022 the amount per month depends on the country where you are going to study. The minimum amount is € 240, the maximum amount is € 360 per month. 
  • Further funding is available for students with disabilities.  Please contact the Erasmus coordinator at erasmusplus@tilburguniversity.edu for further information.

Erasmus Student Charter

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication (communication) reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Erasmus+ Top-Up grant for students with financial need

As part of an initiative of the European Commission to increase participation of underrepresented groups in Erasmus+, Tilburg University is offering additional Erasmus+ funding to students with less income who have never studied abroad before. Please note that this funding is only available to students going to European Erasmus+ countries and not Erasmus+ KA107/171 destinations.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to qualify, students must:

  • Have been eligible to receive the maximum supplementary scholarship (maximaal aanvullende beurs) from DUO for the six months preceding the deadline
  • Must be studying abroad for the first time
  • Have not have already been awarded an Erasmus+ Supplementary Scholarship from Tilburg University
  • Must be selected to participate in an Erasmus+ exchange in Europe
  • Students must complete the Erasmus+ exchange with a minimum of 24 ECTS and meet the requirements for an Erasmus+ mobility

Period

  • Students will receive the top-up in combination with the Erasmus+ scholarship for the length of the exchange

Amount

Students will receive €250 per month,  in addition to an Erasmus+ scholarship (amount depending on the destination).

Application Procedure

Students should apply via e-mail to erasmusplus@tilburguniversity.edu by May 14, 2022 for exchanges during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Applicants should provide the following:

  • Name, ANR, current study program
  • The destination of the exchange
  • Proof from DUO that s/he has qualified for the maximum supplementary scholarship from DUO for the six months prior to the scholarship deadline.

Selection Procedure

All students with an exchange in the first semester of 2022/23 will be informed of the outcome before June 1.

Students may contact erasmusplus@tilburguniversity.edu with any questions regarding the scholarship.

Supplementary Scholarship Erasmus+

As part of our commitment to making Erasmus+ exchange possible for all students, Tilburg University is offering four scholarships for students with limited financial resources for an Erasmus+ exchange during the 2022-2023 academic year. Please note that this funding is only available to students going to European Erasmus+ countries and not Erasmus+ KA107/171 destinations.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to qualify, students must:

  • Provide proof that they qualify for the maximum supplementary scholarship from DUO (maximaal aanvullende beurs).
  • Meet all of the requirements for an Erasmus+ exchange, or have already been selected for an Erasmus+ exchange during the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Never have previously studied abroad.
  • Complete all of the courses/ECTS in the learning agreement, while on exchange.

Period

  • Students will receive a one-time payment for their exchange period.

Amount

Students will receive € 2,500 in addition to an Erasmus+ scholarship (amount depending on the destination).

Application Procedure

Students should apply via e-mail to erasmusplus@tilburguniversity.edu by May 14, 2022. Applicants must provide the following:

  • Name, ANR, current study program
  • An official transcript of records from the student desk.
  • Proof from DUO that s/he has qualified for the maximum supplementary scholarship from DUO for the six months prior to the scholarship deadline.
  • A one-page motivation letter explaining his/her reasons for studying abroad and why s/he should be selected for a supplementary scholarship.

Selection Procedure

Students will be selected on the basis of academic performance. In the case of equal academic performance, motivation will be considered.

All students will be informed of the outcome before the deadline for applying for study abroad.

Students may contact erasmusplus@tilburguniversity.edu with any questions regarding the scholarship

Exchanges outside the EU and associated third countries

Erasmus+ (KA 107/171 Project)

A select number of scholarships are available for mobility to Erasmus+ partner institutions outside of the Erasmus+ program area.  Below you will find a list of the available scholarships for academic year 2022-2023. The number of available spots (in brackets) and the scholarship amount available is indicated with each destination.

Partner institutions:

Israel:

  1. Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1) – €530 travel grant, €3,150 individual support (135 days)

Due to the war situation, we are no longer able to send outgoing students to our Ukrainian or Russian partner universities (Ukrainian Catholic University, HSE Moscow & St Petersburg, and Tyumen University) or to offer Erasmus+ KA107 scholarships for these destinations.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Your exchange period will be during the fall or spring semester 2022/2023 at one of the above institutions
  • You are registered as a student for a full-time program at Tilburg University
  • You will study a minimum of 30 ECTS at the partner institutions

Application procedure:

Students who would like to apply for one of the KA107/171 scholarships need to:

  1. apply for the destination in Mobility Online 
  2. send a motivation letter (1 page) to studyabroad@tilburguniversity.edu 

If you are interested to apply, please contact studyabroad@tilburguniversity.edu

Erasmus+ encourages the participation of students from disadvantaged groups.  Students are encouraged to indicate if personal circumstances have influenced their study progress/results and/or make it difficult for them to study abroad as this will be taken into consideration when evaluating the above-mentioned criteria.

Students with a disability may also be eligible for additional funding under Erasmus+.  Students should contact erasmusplus@tilburguniversity.edu, if they have questions regarding this.

Selection procedure:

Students will be selected based on their grades and motivation (equally).  Eventual special circumstances will be taken into consideration when evaluating the student’s motivation.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication (communication) reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Holland Scholarship

The Holland Scholarship is a joint initiative between the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch universities to stimulate the mobility of talented students, both to and from the Netherlands, in order to support and strengthen our international classroom.  Tilburg University is proud to be part of this initiative. In 2022-2023, Tilburg University has 59 Holland Scholarships available for Tilburg students studying abroad.

For whom?

The Holland Scholarship is offered to students registered at Tilburg University who have been selected to study outside the European Economic Area (EEA). The EEA consists of the EU member states as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Selection criteria

In order to be considered for a Holland Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are registered as a student for a full-time program at Tilburg University.
  • Your exchange period will be between three months (minimum) and 12 months (maximum).
  • Your exchange will take place in a country outside the EEA.
  • You must have an average study result of at least 7 (out of 10) on May 14, 2022.
    • You are responsible for checking that your GPA has been correctly entered into Osiris. If it is not correct, you must ensure that it is corrected in Osiris before the application deadline.  Changes in the GPA made after the application deadline will not be taken into account for the award of the Holland Scholarships.
  • You are not eligible to receive an Erasmus+ Scholarship.
  • You have not received a Holland Scholarship before.
  • You must obtain a minimum of 24 ECTS while abroad.

Please note that, if applicable, the Holland Scholarship replaces the Study Abroad Allowance (SAA).

Scholarship amount

In 2022-2023, students who are awarded a Holland Scholarship will receive an amount of      € 1,250 for the entire exchange period. This Scholarship is paid in one installment before the beginning of the exchange period. The Scholarship is intended as a contribution towards your study expenses during your exchange period abroad.

How to apply

If you are selected for an exchange and eligible to receive a Holland Scholarship (see Selection Criteria above), you will be informed by the Study Abroad & Exchange Office about the straightforward application procedure. You do not need to do anything until the Study Abroad & Exchange Office contacts you. After the deadline, the Study Abroad & Exchange Office will award the available scholarships based on the selection criteria and the number of scholarships available per Tilburg University School.

Note: Please be aware that personal data of scholarship recipients will be shared for reporting purposes with Nuffic.

See also

You can find more information about the Holland Scholarship in the Holland Scholarship flyer and on WilWeg (in Dutch). The website also provides general information and testimonials about studying, carrying out research or doing internships abroad.

The Holland Scholarship is made available by: Nuffic, Vereniging van Universiteiten (VSNU) and the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

Study Abroad Allowance

The Study Abroad Allowance is offered by several Tilburg University Schools to provide a contribution towards extra costs of a study abroad period and encourage students to go on exchange.

For whom?

The Study Abroad Allowance applies to Tilburg University students who are going on an exchange outside the European Economic Area (EEA) as part of their studies and who are not eligible for any other grant. Students can only receive this grant once. Whether or not you can receive this grant depends on your Tilburg School and your destination.

Selection Criteria

  • In 2022/2023 the SAA is available to Tilburg students from the following Schools:
    • TSHD
    • TSB
    • TST
    • TLS (except for Bachelor Data Science)
    • TiSEM - only students selected for these specific destinations:
      • FGV - Brazil
      • PUC Rio - Brazil
      • Insper – Brazil
      • UAI – Chile
      • PUC Chile – Chile
      • Renmin University – China
      • Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - China
      • Zhejiang Univeristy – China
      • Universidad del Rosario – Colombia
      • Universitas Indonesia – Indonesia
  • The SAA is not applicable to students of JADS
  • Your exchange period will be between three months (minimum) and 12 months (maximum).
  • Your exchange will take place in a country outside the EEA.
  • You are not eligible to receive an Erasmus+ Scholarship/Swiss-European Mobility Programme.
  • You will not receive other financial allowances such as grants or scholarships from any other institution or party.
  • You have not received a Study Abroad Allowance before.
  • You must obtain a minimum of 24 ECTS while abroad.

Amount

The amount of the Study Abroad Allowance is calculated each year and depends on each School’s budget. The scholarship for 2022/2023 consists of a lump sum of €750. Students will receive €650 before departure and €100 upon return. If they meet the eligibility criteria listed above, students going on exchange outside of the European Economic Area will automatically receive this scholarship unless they have been awarded a Holland Scholarship.

Grotius scholarship for law

Grotius

The Grotius Scholarship is available for talented Tilburg Law School students who have at least one parent or two grandparents from one of the target countries

The Grotius Scholarship is available for an exchange period to study or to do an internship in commercial legal practice. The Scholarship has a minimum value of €1,500 and a maximum value of €3,000.

Read more information regarding the scholarship, the conditions, and the selection procedure.

Other Scholarships

  • Mawista 
    Scholarship for students who have children and want to study abroad.
  • VSBFonds
    Scholarship for students with Dutch nationality. Students without Dutch nationality may also be eligible in consultation with VSBFonds. You must be proficient in the Dutch language and eager to make a positive contribution to Dutch society.
  • Fulbright
    For graduate-level students with Dutch nationality who want to study in the USA.
  • DAAD
    For students who want to study in Germany.

Useful links

  • Scholarshipportal 
    Search engine to find a relevant scholarship to fund your intended studies.
  • Nuffic grant finder
    List of scholarships available for students at Dutch universities pursuing an experience abroad. The information is in Dutch, but you do not have to be Dutch to be eligible for many of these scholarships. 
  • Study in Japan
    Overview of scholarships available at various Japanese universities.
  • Study in Taiwan
    Search for scholarships available to study in Taiwan.
  • British Council
    Overview of scholarships available per country.
  • European Funding Guide
    Search portal for scholarships to study abroad in Europe.