Radboud Scholarship Programme
The Radboud Scholarship Programme offers a select 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. 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.
Level and duration of the scholarship
The scholarship will be used to reduce your tuition fee to € 2,143 and pays for costs for visa and insurance. For example, a grant holder in 2020/2021 will pay a tuition fee of only €2,143, instead of €11,471 or €12,645. In addition, the Radboud Scholarship also covers costs such as those for a visa, residence permit, health insurance and liability insurance for your stay in the Netherlands (Aon Student Insurance). The Radboud Scholarship is not a full scholarship and does not include living costs. You can find an indication of what international students should count on spending for one year of living and studying in the Netherlands, on the website.
You will only be eligible to obtain 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
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 September 1, 2020, 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
From the eligible candidates the Radboud Scholarship holders will be selected based on the following criteria:
Talent: this means that you must have outstanding study results in your present field of study
You are expected to be a promising student in your desired field of study at Radboud University
Proven academic quality and good results of your prior education for example through grades, test scores, publications
Quality of the recommendations in the two reference letters
Motivation: based on your motivation letter for the Master's programme
Application procedure and documents required
The application for admission and the application for the scholarship is fully integrated, there is no separate application procedure for the scholarship. However, the selection for RSP and the admission to the Master's degree programme are two separate processes. Admission to the programme does not imply selection for RSP. You apply for a Radboud Scholarship by indicating during your application for admission 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.
You must have completed your application in the online OSIRIS Application system before 1 March 2020. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered for RSP. 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. It is recommended you hand in your proof of English proficiency before the deadline of 1 March as well.