The Radboud Scholarship Programme offers a selected number of talented prospective non-EEA students the opportunity to receive a scholarship to pursue a complete English-taught Master’s degree programme at Radboud University Nijmegen. The Radboud Scholarship Programme is very selective and is only intended for talented students who have obtained outstanding study results and are highly motivated to pursue a Master’s degree programme at Radboud University.
Scope of the scholarships
Each year about ten Radboud Scholarships are awarded to selected talented non-EEA students for the duration of one of the Master’s degree programme listed below:
|Language and Communication||Faculty of Arts|
|Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies||Faculty of Arts|
|Linguistics||Faculty of Arts|
|Philosophy||Faculty of Philosophy, Theology & Religious Studies|
|Behavioural Science||Faculty of Social Sciences|
|Social and Cultural Science: Comparative Research on Societies||Faculty of Social Sciences|
|Cognitive Neuroscience||Faculty of Social Sciences|
|Biomedical Sciences||Faculty of Medical Sciences|
|Molecular Mechanisms of Disease||Faculty of Medical Sciences|
|Chemistry||Faculty of Science|
|Physics & Astronomy||Faculty of Science|
|Biology||Faculty of Science|
|Medical Biology||Faculty of Science|
|Molecular Life Sciences||Faculty of Science|
|European Law||Faculty of Law|
Level and duration of the scholarship
The scholarship is not an amount of money that you will receive in your bank account but consists of a partial tuition waiver. The tuition fee will be waived to the level of an EEA student. Example: a grant holder in 2013/2014 pays a tuition fee of only € 1,835, instead of € 9,318 or € 10,260. In addition the Radboud Scholarship also covers costs such as for visa, residence permit, health insurance and liability insurance. This amounts to about € 1.000.
In case of a two-year programme: to qualify for the grant during the second year, you need to have passed all courses in the first year.
You will only be eligible to obtain a Radboud Scholarship if you:
1. hold a non-EU/EEA passport;
2. are not eligible for the lower EEA tuition fee for other reasons;
3. have been fully admitted to the English-taught Master’s degree programme as stated in the formal letter of admission ;
4. are able to comply with the conditions for obtaining a visa for the Netherlands ;
5. are enrolled at Radboud University as a full-time student for the academic year and Master’s degree programme for which the scholarship will be awarded.
From the eligible candidates the Radboud Scholarship holders will be selected based on the following criteria:
1. talent: this means that you must have outstanding study results in your present field of study;
2. expected to be a promising students in your desired field of study at Radboud University;
3. proven academic quality and good results of your prior education for example through grades, test scores, publications.
4. quality of the recommendations in the two letters of recommendation;
5. motivation: based on your motivation letter.
Application procedure and documents required
The application for admission and the application for the scholarship is fully integrated, there is no separate procedure for the scholarship. You apply for a Radboud Scholarship by indicating during yourthat you wish to apply for a Radboud Scholarship. You will then be requested to upload three additional documents: two recommendation letters and a curriculum vitae.
You also must have finalized your request for admission before the deadline of 1 March 2013.
The faculty selects the grant recipients. You will be informed about the final decision by the International Office with respect to your application for a Radboud Scholarship before the end of April 2013.
More information:For more information about the scholarship programme, contact the International Office on [email protected].