About the Radboud Scholarship Programme
The Radboud Scholarship Programme is a very selective scholarship programme. It offers talented, highly motivated, non-EEA students with outstanding study results the opportunity to be awarded a scholarship for a complete English-taught Radboud University Master’s degree programme.
Scope of the programme
Each year 12 full scholarships and about 25 partial scholarships are awarded within the Radboud Scholarship Programme for the duration of one of the English taught Master’s degree programmes (with the exception of Erasmus Mundus Master’s programmes, joint-degree Master’s programmes, and the Master’s programme in Theology (3 year)).
A full scholarship covers the tuition fee of €16,000 and living costs of €10,800 (as set by the IND, the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service, for 2021/2022).
A partial scholarship will reduce your tuition fee to € 2,168. For example: a grant holder in 2021/2022 will pay a tuition fee of only €2,168, instead of €16,000.
- Both full and partial scholarships also cover costs for visa, residence permit, health insurance and liability insurance for your stay in the Netherlands (Aon Student Insurance). You will find an indication for the costs of living and studying in the Netherlands, on our website.
- In case you are selected as a scholarship recipient and you are admitted to a two-year Master’s programme: to qualify for the grant again for the second year, you need to have passed all courses in the first year.
- The Radboud Scholarship cannot be combined with the Fulbright-Radboud Scholarship, Orange Tulip Scholarship or Holland Scholarship. You can apply for more than one scholarship, but only one will be granted.
Who is eligible?
You will only be eligible to apply for a Radboud Scholarship if you:
- hold a non-EU/EEA passport
- are not eligible for the lower EEA tuition fee for other reasons
- have (will obtain) a Bachelor’s degree achieved outside the Netherlands, have no degrees achieved in the Netherlands and did not receive any previous education in the Netherlands (exchange programmes excluded, provided that they are part of the bachelor degree achieved outside the Netherlands)
- meet the English language proficiency requirement for the Master’s programme of your choice
- have been fully admitted to the English-taught Master’s degree programme starting 1 September 2021 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
How will students be selected?
The faculty selects the grant recipients; this selection will be based on the following criteria:
- Talent: you have outstanding study results in your present field of study
- Ambition: you are expected to show promise, based on previous achievements and performances and work / life experiences
- Academic excellence: you have proven good results of your prior education for example through grades, test scores, publications
- References: quality of the recommendations in the two reference letters
- Motivation: based on your motivation letter for the Master’s programme
If you are selected for the Radboud Scholarship Programme, you will be informed whether you are selected for the full scholarship or the partial scholarship.
How to apply?
You can apply by indicating during your application for admission for a Master’s programme in the OSIRIS Application system that you wish to apply for a Radboud Scholarship. You will then be requested to upload three additional documents: two reference letters and a curriculum vitae, if you have not already done so for the Master’s programme application.
The selection for the scholarship and the admission to the Master’s programme are two separate processes: admission to the Master’s programme does not imply selection for the scholarship.
It is not possible to apply for the full scholarship separately, but you apply for both the full and partial scholarship if you apply for RSP in Osiris. This means that if you are selected for the Radboud Scholarship Programme, you will hear from us whether you are selected for the full scholarship or the partial scholarship.
You must have completed your application in the online OSIRIS Application system before 1 March 2021. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered for the Radboud Scholarship selection. An incomplete application means that some information and/or documents are missing or illegible. Therefore, please be advised and submit your application earlier than 1 March so that the Admissions Office has enough time to review your application and inform you in case that it is incomplete. We recommend you hand in your proof of English proficiency before the deadline of 1 March as well.
You will be informed about the final decision by the International Office with respect to your application for a Radboud Scholarship before mid-April 2021 (date subject to change).