Radboud Scholarships for International Students

Radboud Scholarships for International Students

Radboud Scholarships for International Students

Radboud Scholarships for International Students to Study Abroad in Holland.

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 in Netherlands.

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 Radboud Scholarships for International Students

Each year about 30 Radboud Scholarships are awarded to selected talented non-EEA students for the duration of one of the Master's degree programmes listed below:

  • Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Linguistics and Communication Sciences
  • International and European Law
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Disease
  • Philosophy
  • Biology *
  • Chemistry
  • Computing Science
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Biology
  • Molecular Life Sciences
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Behavioural Science
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Social and Cultural Science

    Level and Duration of the Radboud Scholarships for International Students

    The scholarship will be used to reduce your tuition fee to € 2,078 and pays for costs for visa and insurance.

    For example: a grant holder will pay a tuition fee of only €2,078 next year, instead of €11,466 or €12,640.

    In addition the Radboud Scholarship also covers costs such as those for visa, residence permit, health insurance and liability insurance (Insurance Passport for Students (IPS)).

    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 our website.

    In the 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.

    Eligibility for Radboud Scholarships for International Students

    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
  • Have a high level of language proficiency
  • Have been fully admitted to the English-taught Master's degree programme starting September 1, 2018 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

    Radboud Scholarships for International Students Selection Criteria

    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 progamme

    The Radboud Scholarship cannot be combined with the Orange Tulip Scholarship or Holland Scholarship. You can apply for two scholarships, but only one will be granted.

    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.

    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 mid-May. (date subject to change)

    More information

    For more information about the scholarship programme, contact the International Office via rsp@io.ru.nl

    Do not use this e-mail address for the application.

    For more information and application details, see; Radboud Scholarships for International Students

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