Free movers & Study abroad
Free movers & Study abroad
In case you wish to follow courses at a university that doesn’t have a formal agreement on student exchange with iBMG, you do not take part in an exchange programme. Students who do this for an EU university, are so called ‘Free movers’, students who are going to a non-EU university are called 'Study abroad'.
Free movers and Studies abroad will arrange their stay on an individual basis: they will make all arrangements themselves, such as contacting the host university, arranging accommodation, applying, finding scholarships and funding, etc. They should first contact the host university to find out if they are allowed to take some courses at that university. Free movers and Studies abroad should take into account that they may have to pay a fee (or tuition fees) to the host university for following courses.
Maike Haveman will be happy to assist Free movers where ever she can (firstname.lastname@example.org).
On the page ‘Related master programmes’ you will find a list of universities that offer master programmes (and maybe bachelor programmes) which could be interesting for BMG students.
Useful tips for Free movers & Study abroad students
Related international master programmes
There are a number of universities located in several European countries that offer master programmes which could be interesting to BMG students. These master programmes might offer interesting courses for our HEPL, HE and ZoMa students. Please keep in mind that our faculty does not have a co-operation with these universities. For a list of these master programmes, click here.
Many universities will be happy to welcome Free movers and Study abroad students as temporary students. However, every university has its own rules and regulations. Check first if the host university will accept you as a temporary student. If so, ask for the application procedures.
You may have to pay a (tuition) fee for following courses as a Free mover or Study abroad student. Contact your host university for more information.
Scholarships & funding
Free movers and Study abroad students arrange funding and scholarships them selves. For more information about other available funds & scholarships, please visit the following link: www.eur.nl/essc/ontplooiing/studerenbuitenland/financiering/beurzen/.
A useful tool for finding scholarships is www.beursopener.nl (Dutch students only): on this website you can look for possible funding and scholarships. Or you can also search further on the web using familiar search engines such as Google and Yahoo.
Many university offer accommodation to their international students, but in many cases accommodation is limited. Contact your host university for more information.
Student grants (Dutch students only)
When you study in another country, you can apply for a student grant for students who live independently for the period that you will be abroad. You can apply for this type of student grant at the IB-groep: www.ibgroep.nl.
Compensation for student public transport pass (Dutch students only)
When you study in another country, you can apply or for a compensation for your student public transport pass (OV-jaarkaart) for the period you will be abroad. For the year 2007 the compensation is set for €79,97. If you choose for the compensation you will have to turn in your student public transport pass and you will need a statement from iBMG. Please turn to your International Officer, Ms. Imke van der Horst, for the statement. For more detailed information and the procedures visit: www.eur.nl/essc/ontplooiing/studerenbuitenland/financiering/studiefinanciering/.
Subletting your room
You could save some money by subletting your room to an international EUR student when going abroad. You can offer your room to the Housing Department (TIH) of the Erasmus University. Please note that room must be a fully furnished one in order to be subletted by TIH. For more detailed information and for the procedures, visit www.eur.nl/essc/ontplooiing/studerenbuitenland/huisvesting/.
Under 'Useful links' you will find many other tips & suggestions.