Scholarships Exchange Program
If you are selected for an exchange program within Europe, you may receive an Erasmus Grant for your stay abroad. If you are selected for an exchange program outside of Europe there are various other scholarships which could be available for you. Read more about the different scholarships here below.
Please note that whether you will be eligible for an Erasmus+ EU Grant or Study Abroad Allowance depends on your destination, School and on previously awarded grants.
Scholarships for an exchange within Europe and Turkey
1. Erasmus+ (KA 103 project)
Erasmus+ is the new EU program for Education, Training, Youth and Sport and runs from 2014 to 2020. 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.
- > 3 months with a maximum of 12 months, actual length will be determined by available funding
- The level of the Erasmus+ grant changes every year. For 2019-2020 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 email@example.com for further information.
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2. 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 2020-2021 academic year.
Supplementary Scholarship Erasmus+ Grant
In order to qualify, students must:
- Be able to 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 2020-2021 academic year.
- Never have previously studied abroad.
- Complete all of the courses/ECTS in the learning agreement, while on exchange.
- Students will receive a one-time payment for their exchange period.
Students will receive € 2,500 Euro (once) in addition to an Erasmus+ scholarship (amount depending on the destination).
Students should apply via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 18th 2019. Applicants should 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.
Qualified students will be selected based 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 the International Office at email@example.com with any questions regarding the scholarship
Scholarships for an exchange outside Europe
1. Erasmus+ (KA 107 project)
The KA107 Scholarship is funded by the European Union and promotes student mobility outside EU. Tilburg University is participating in this initiative for the academic year 2019-2020 by offering 1 scholarship for an exchange in in Higher School of Economics, Russia and 1 for an exchange in Roosevelt University, USA. Apply now!
Destinations and eligibility
- Your exchange period will be during the fall or spring semester 2019/2020 in Roosevelt University, USA or in Higher School of Economics, Russia.
- You are registered as a student for a full-time program at Tilburg University.
- You will study a minimum of 24 ECTS.
Higher School of Economics, Russia:
360 € for travelling costs and 700 € per month for other expenses.
Maximum period of grant: 118 days
Roosevelt University, USA:
820 € for travelling costs and 700 € per month for other expenses.
Maximum period of grant: 131 days
The selection will be based on the following criteria/subcategories:
- Academic performance (grades and study progress)
- Motivation for exchange and ambassadorship
Applicants will be evaluated with a total score of 10 points. The total score will be calculated based on the scores in the 2 subcategories. Each applicant will receive a maximum of 5 points based on academic performance, a maximum of 5 points based on motivation for exchange and ambassadorship. There is 1 scholarship available for students going to Higher School of Economics, Russia and 1 for students going to Roosevelt University, USA. For each country, the student with the highest total score will receive the scholarship.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, if they have questions regarding this.
How to apply
To apply for the Scholarship, please send an e-mail to email@example.com, including a motivation letter. In the motivation letter you have to explain how you fulfill the criteria. The deadline for applications is the 1st of July.
After the deadline, the Study Abroad & Exchange Office will award the 2 scholarships. The 2 suitable candidates for the scholarship will have been selected and informed before 26th of July.
2. Holland Scholarship
The Holland Scholarship, providing financial support of €1,250, 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 and has a total of approximately 30 Scholarships available for outgoing students who will be studying abroad in the academic year 2019-2020.
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 and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
Period of exchange:
- Students must be studying outside the EEA for a minimum of three months and a maximum of 12 months
In 2019-2020, students who are awarded a Holland Scholarship will receive an amount of € 1250 for their entire exchange period. This Scholarship is paid in one installment before the beginning of the exchange period.
3. Study Abroad Allowance
The Study Abroad Allowance is a fund established by Tilburg University for students who are not eligible for any other grant in order to provide a contribution towards their travel expenses. The grant applies to Tilburg University students who are going on an exchange as part of their studies. You can only receive this grant once and it is designed to offset the extra costs of a period abroad. Whether or not you will receive this grant depends on your Tilburg School and your destination. Please note that Tilburg School of Economics and Management does not offer this grant.
> 3 months with a maximum of 12 months
In 2019-2020, students who are awarded a Study Abroad Allowance will receive an amount of € 750 for the entire stay. Students will receive € 650 before their departure abroad and € 100 when they return.