Radboud Scholarships for Master’s Students at Radboud University in Netherlands, 2017

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1 April 2017.

Radboud University Nijmegen is pleased to offer range of scholarships to students of high academic ability for 2017 entry. International students (non-EEA) are eligible to apply for these scholarships. These are awarded to undertake masters degree program at the university.radboud-campus-summerWho require financial assistance with scholarships, specifically for international students. 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 Bachelor’s degree at the Radboud University.

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In order to take part in this programme, they need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English need one of the following: A TOEFL score of 600 (paper based) or 250 (computer based) or 100 (internet based), A IELTS score of 7.0 and Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing masters degree at Radboud University Nijmegen.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in following fields of studies:

List of Subjects: Language and Communication, Historical Studies, Literary Studies, Arts and Visual Culture, Philosophy, Behavioural Science, Artificial Intelligence, Social and Cultural Science: Comparative Research on Societies, Cognitive Neuroscience, Anthropology and Development Studies, Pedagogical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Mechanisms of Disease, Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy, Biology, Medical Biology, Molecular Life Sciences, Science, Mathematics, Computing Science, Information Sciences and European Law.

Scholarship Award: The scholarship is not an amount of money that applicant will receive in their bank account, but consists of a partial tuition waiver. The tuition fee will be waived to the level of an EEA student. For example: a grant holder in 2014/2015 will pay a tuition fee of only € 1,906, instead of € 9,570 or € 10,537. In addition the Radboud Scholarship also covers costs such as those for visa, residence permit, health insurance and liability insurance. This amounts to about € 700. 

Scholarship taken in Netherlands

Eligibility: Applicants will only be eligible to obtain a Radboud Scholarship if they

  • Hold a non-EU/EEA passport
  • Are not eligible for the lower EEA tuition fee for other reasons
  • They have (will obtain) a Bachelor’s degree achieved outside the Netherlands and have no degrees achieved in the Netherlands
  • Have been fully admitted to the English-taught Master’s degree programme as stated in the formal letter of admission
  • Are able to comply with the conditions for obtaining a visa for the Netherlands
  • 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

Nationality: International students (non-EEA) can apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
First and foremost, the foreign certificate on the basis of which they seek admission must be at least the equivalent of a Dutch Bachelor’s degree obtained at a university (BA or BSc). Furthermore, the Master’s programme applicant apply for should be in the same area of studies as their previous education. When they have a Bachelor’s degree from a university of professional education they are not admitted straight away. It is possible that they will be advised to follow a Pre-Master’s programme to improve their knowledge of the scientific field before they can gain admission to a Master’s programme.

English Language Requirement: In order to take part in this programme, they need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English need one of the following: A TOEFL score of 600 (paper based) or 250 (computer based) or 100 (internet based), A IELTS score of 7.0 and Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher.

How to Apply: The application for admission and the application for the scholarship is fully integrated, there is no separate procedure for the scholarship. Applicant apply for a Radboud Scholarship by indicating during their application for admission that they wish to apply for a Radboud Scholarship. They will then be requested to upload three additional documents: two recommendation letters and a curriculum vitae. Applicants will be requested to upload copies of the following documents:

  • A valid passport or ID card
  • Motivation letter
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • A certified transcript of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Translations of degree and transcript
  • English language certificate
  • Handling fee

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