The Radboud Scholarship Programme offers a select number of talented prospective non-EU/EEA students the opportunity to receive a scholarship to pursue a Bachelor’s degree 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 Bachelor’s degree at Radboud University.

For the academic year 2018/2019 the university offers 4 Radboud Scholarships, one for each faculty offering English-taught Bachelor’s programmes. The scholarships will be awarded to selected talented non-EU/EEA students.

Worth of Award

  • The scholarship consists of a partial tuition waiver and pays for costs for visa and insurance. The tuition fee will be waived to the level of an EU/EEA student. For example: a grant holder in 2018/2019 will pay a tuition fee of only €2,060, instead of €9,879 or €7,273.
  • In addition, the Radboud Scholarship also covers costs such as those for visa and residence permit, health insurance and liability insurance (Insurance Passport for Students (IPS)). This amounts to about €940.
  • The Radboud Scholarship is not a full scholarship and does not include living costs.
  • The scholarship will be awarded for the nominal duration of the Bachelor’s programme you are enrolled in. However, to qualify for the grant during the second and third year, you need to have made sufficient progress in the previous year.

You will only be eligible to obtain a Radboud Scholarship if you:

  • hold a non-EU/EEA passport
  • are not eligible for the lower EU/EEA tuition fee for other reasons
  • did not receive previous education in the Netherlands (i.e. not HAVO, VWO, HBO, WO or another Dutch diploma, except an International/European Baccalaureate and an American/British High School diploma)
  • are able to comply with the conditions for obtaining a visa for the Netherlands
  • will become fully admitted to the English-taught Bachelor’s degree programme starting 1 September 2018 as stated in the formal letter of admission
  • get enrolled at Radboud University as a full-time student for the academic year and Bachelor’s degree programme for which the scholarship will be awarded

Selection criteria
The selection process will take place at the faculty. From the eligible candidates the Radboud Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • the student’s talent and qualifications
  • the student shows promise and motivation

How to Apply

  • You need to submit a request for enrolment in the Bachelor’s programme of your choice on their website. See link below.
  • You check on the Bachelor’s programme website to see what the other instructions and requirements are.
  • From Studielink you will be directed to another system called OSIRIS Application. There you can indicate that you wish to apply for a Radboud Scholarship.
  • Here, you will then be requested to upload three additional documents: 1. a motivation letter and 2. a curriculum vitae, both should be written in English, and 3. a budget plan.
  • The letter of motivation is a personal statement, in which you introduce yourself, explaining why you would like to study the particular Bachelor’s programme at Radboud University, and why you think you are suited for it. This letter of motivation should not exceed two pages of A4-paper.
  • The curriculum vitae is a brief outline indicating your previous education, achievements and performances, your work / life experience and hobbies.
  • The budget plan shows how you plan to finance three years of studying and living in the Netherlands. Please download this budget plan (pdf, 553 kB), fill it in and upload it in your application.

Deadline: You must have completed your application for admission before March 1, 2018. You will be informed about the final decision by the International Office with respect to your application for a Radboud Scholarship before mid-May 2018. (date subject to change)
For more information about the scholarship programme, contact the International Office on [email protected]

Click here for more details and to apply

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