International Master of Science in Rural Development
 Financing IMRD as a European student

Financing the programme as an E+ Programme Country national

Applying as a self-sponsoring student

Students who receive academic admission to the programme, but are not offered the IMRD Consortium scholarship, or who have other financial means (private funding, an alternative scholarship, etc.), can apply as 'self-sponsoring' students.

For Erasmus+ programme country students (see link for list of countries) the Tuition fee is € 4500 per academic year.

There might be possibilities to combine studying as a self-sponsoring European student with an Erasmus+ mobility grant, unless you have already received an Erasmus+ master grant earlier.

As a self-sponsoring EU-student, you can obtain exemptions for up to 60 ECTS, thus allowing you to finish the master in a shorter time than 2 years. For this you need to have obtained previously a European Master degree in a field related to the IMRD master. Once you have received admission, you can apply for exemptions to the IMRD Management Board.

European students can also request an additional travel grant from VLIR-UOS for travel related to an internship or thesis work. The detailed conditions can be consulted here but are unfortunately only available in Dutch. If you do not find a co-student to help you, then contact the IMRD secretariat ( or International Information Desk of the Bioscience Engineering Faculty ( for assistance.

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