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    Hi,

    I was wondering what student finance is available for a Brit in order to study in the Netherlands? I'm looking to do a masters at the Rotterdam School of Management and I am a little confused about the funding.

    I've looked at websites including the DUO's and it sounds like there is the possibility of funding for students from the EU even if you have never lived in the Netherlands before. I would just like to know how much funding (loans and grants) was available and what the eligibility criteria was.
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    (Original post by mthpossom)
    Hi,

    I was wondering what student finance is available for a Brit in order to study in the Netherlands? I'm looking to do a masters at the Rotterdam School of Management and I am a little confused about the funding.

    I've looked at websites including the DUO's and it sounds like there is the possibility of funding for students from the EU even if you have never lived in the Netherlands before. I would just like to know how much funding (loans and grants) was available and what the eligibility criteria was.
    As far as I know students only get funding for Undergraduate degrees, not Masters - regardless of where you are doing the degree.
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    There are a number of funding possibilities in the Netherlands. DUO (Ministry of Education) provides two types of funding:
    1) study finance; this is a grant you can apply for provided that you work at least 56 hrs a month (about 14 hrs a wk). You can find more info on http://www.duo.nl/particulieren/inte...es-it-work.asp
    2) loan tuition fees; if you are a EU national you can always apply for a loan to cover your tuition fees

    If you are a British national you are also allowed to work in the Netherlands so you can try to find a job. Even when this is for less than 14 hrs a week (which is quite a lot next to your studies) you could use this to cover your living costs. We have quite some international students at Tilburg University who find a job if they are not too picky. However, you can never be sure before coming here that you will find a job, which is why many international students also choose to save up before.

    Lastly, you could also take a look at the new Erasmus+ scheme which could give you an appropriate loan to cover all your costs of a Masters course in Europe - https://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/key-a...loan-guarantee

    Hope this helps! Also: do you already know which Master's degree you want to do? You could always take a look at the business Master's Tilburg University offers at http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/edu...rs-programmes/
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    (Original post by Tilburg University)
    Hi!
    There are a number of funding possibilities in the Netherlands. DUO (Ministry of Education) provides two types of funding:
    1) study finance; this is a grant you can apply for provided that you work at least 56 hrs a month (about 14 hrs a wk). You can find more info on http://www.duo.nl/particulieren/inte...es-it-work.asp
    2) loan tuition fees; if you are a EU national you can always apply for a loan to cover your tuition fees

    If you are a British national you are also allowed to work in the Netherlands so you can try to find a job. Even when this is for less than 14 hrs a week (which is quite a lot next to your studies) you could use this to cover your living costs. We have quite some international students at Tilburg University who find a job if they are not too picky. However, you can never be sure before coming here that you will find a job, which is why many international students also choose to save up before.

    Lastly, you could also take a look at the new Erasmus+ scheme which could give you an appropriate loan to cover all your costs of a Masters course in Europe - https://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/key-a...loan-guarantee

    Hope this helps! Also: do you already know which Master's degree you want to do? You could always take a look at the business Master's Tilburg University offers at http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/edu...rs-programmes/
    Thank you for your reply, it is ace! I think I can rule out working alongside my degree (due to time and the language barrier). So is the only option available to me to get a loan for tuition fees? Nothing for living costs at all? And as a Brit I will definitely be entitled to the tuition fee loan?

    Wow, I've not seen the Erasmus+ scheme before. That pretty much saves the day for me! Thank you so, so much for that link. Is it definitely legit?! I have been looking for funding for my masters and haven't been able to find anything!

    I like the look of the Tilburg Finance master's, you'll be pleased to know that it has made the shortlist.
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    (Original post by mthpossom)
    Thank you for your reply, it is ace! I think I can rule out working alongside my degree (due to time and the language barrier). So is the only option available to me to get a loan for tuition fees? Nothing for living costs at all? And as a Brit I will definitely be entitled to the tuition fee loan?

    Wow, I've not seen the Erasmus+ scheme before. That pretty much saves the day for me! Thank you so, so much for that link. Is it definitely legit?! I have been looking for funding for my masters and haven't been able to find anything!

    I like the look of the Tilburg Finance master's, you'll be pleased to know that it has made the shortlist.
    Hi!
    Good to hear it was helpful. Concerning the tuition fee loan: to be eligible you need to be younger than 30 and come from an EU/EEA-country or Switzerland. You can find the application form for this loan on http://www.duo.nl/particulieren/inte...nt-finance.asp (under de heading 'limited funding'). The Erasmus+ scheme is legit but also new so I don't know all the ins and outs. You can read more in the brochure on http://ec.europa.eu/education/opport...fo-0403_en.pdf

    Nice to hear you're interested in our Finance Master. Many international students enter this program every year so if you like to get in touch with one of them let me know.

    regards,
    Anneke
 
 
 
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