03-08-2017 by Linda
Your study time is the time to discover whether a life in another country is for you. You can go abroad to follow a bachelor or master, to do an internship or to write your thesis there. Nice idea, right? But how do you pay for this? The Erasmus programme makes it easier (money-wise) for European students to study abroad.
Studying abroad, how is that? Well, let us explain the setting: see yourself walking through the sun between the palm trees to the univeristy. Your classmates from home send you a selfie while they sit in the train on their way to school with rainy weather outside? You send them a photo back while you are eating tapas on a sunny terrace.
Very nice, but if your plan is to study abroad it is useful to know if you are eligible for a scholarship. It is not always easy to find a job next to your studies when you are abroad and moreover you would probably prefer to spend your free time discovering the country, the culture, the language and your new international group of friends.
Often there are possibilities to get a scholarship from your national/local government, from the European Union, from your university or college or from private companies that want to stimulate a specific study, internship or research abroad. In this blog we focus on the Erasmus Programme since that is applicable in every country that is part of the EU.
Studying in Europe with the Erasmus scholarship
The Erasmus scholarship is the most well-known among Dutch students leaving for a destination in Europe to study. Universities and Colleges determine among themselves about the number of students they exchange. The money you receive depends, from at least 150 euros to a maximum of 270 euros a month, depending on the country you are going to. You apply for the Erasmus scholarship at your own university or college.
Do your masters with Erasmus
Do you want to follow a complete master in another European country? The master loan Erasmus was created for this purpose. You can request more information on this at your own university or college, the possibility of this differs per person, situation and educational institution.
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