What you need to know for your Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University loan

Key Benefits:

  • No co-signer, collateral or guarantor required
  • 150 nationalities eligible
  • Loans available for current and incoming international students
  • No up-front fee
  • 6 month grace period after classes end for full-time programs
  • No fees for early repayment
  • Get a provisional loan decision within 5 business days

What programs are supported?

  • MBA
  • EMBA
  • Global EMBA
  • Cannot find your course? Let us know.

. Refinancing of existing loans available soon! Interested? Let us know.

How much can I borrow?

  • Up to 100% of cost of tuition minus scholarships minus sponsorship. Loans can only be used to cover tuition. (as provided by the school)
  • Minimum loan size is $15,000
  • All loans disbursed directly to the school in accordance with tuition due dates
  • Loans are available in USD

What is my rate?

  • 5.5 - 8 % (fixed) over the 3-month US Libor base rate (variable). Rates are dependent on individual applicant profiles.
  • See below for representative APR and representative example. Why is APR important? Details here.

Are there fees?

  • Fee of 2.5% of the loan amount (minimum of $500) is added to the loan amount and fully amortized.

How do I repay the loan?

  • The loan is repaid in monthly payments after your grace period has ended.
  • For full-time students the grace period is 6 months after classes end.
  • For part-time students the grace period is 3 months after the last disbursement.
  • The repayment period is either 7 or 10 years, depending on your programme and application.
  • There are no fees or penalties for early repayment!
  • What are my repayment options?

Is there a deadline to apply?

  • No, but try to submit an application at least one month before the loan needs to be disbursed to your school to ensure timely disbursement.

Are there nationalities Prodigy cannot lend to?

  • Yes, unfortunately. While Prodigy is able to lend to students from 150 nationalities, here is a list of the currently restricted nationalities.
  • Citizens and permanent residents of The Netherlands are ineligible. In addition, non-permanent residents who have lived and worked in The Netherlands for 7 consecutive years prior to study are also unfortunately ineligible for funding at this time.

Learn More!

Would you like to hear from our current students who are using Prodigy loans to fund their studies? There are quite a few in this video and you can get in touch with a few of them through our Ambassadors programme.

Still have questions? Contact us via email or read through our Frequently Asked Questions.

Representative Example

The below provides an example of a Prodigy loan for the MBA programme.

Loan size: $25,000

Interest rate: 7.00% over 3-month US Libor (Libor varies over the duration of the loan. As of June 16, 2016 it is 0.65%)

Representative APR: 8.66% APR variable, factoring in all fees and the effects on compounding interest.

Fees: Administrative fee of 2.5%, or $625. This fee will be added to the total loan amount and fully amortized for a total credit of $25625.

Duration: Repayment period of 7 years, plus the study period of 11 months and a grace period of 6 months = 101 months.

Total amount payable: $ 36,218.57

Amount of each monthly repayment: $ 431.17