Radboud Scholarship Programme in Netherlands for International Students

Host: Radboud University
Level: Masters Degree
Study in: Netherlands
Value: See inside
Course starts: September 2018
Deadline: 1 March 2018

Netherlands Scholarships

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.

Who is eligible?

Non-EU/EEA International Students

Eligible courses for Scholarship

Eligible English-taught Masters Degree programmes listed below:

Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies Faculty of Arts
Language and Communication Faculty of Arts
European Law Faculty of Law
Biomedical Sciences Faculty of Medical Sciences
Molecular Mechanisms of Disease Faculty of Medical Sciences
Philosophy Faculty of Philosophy, Theology & Religious Studies
Biology Faculty of Science
Chemistry Faculty of Science
Computing Science Faculty of Science
Information Sciences Faculty of Science
Mathematics Faculty of Science
Medical Biology Faculty of Science
Molecular Life Sciences Faculty of Science
Physics & Astronomy Faculty of Science
Science Faculty of Science
Anthropology and Development Studies Faculty of Social Sciences
Artificial Intelligence Faculty of Social Sciences
Behavioural Science Faculty of Social Sciences
Cognitive Neuroscience Faculty of Social Sciences
Pedagogical Sciences Faculty of Social Sciences
Social and Cultural Science Faculty of Social Sciences

Scholarship value

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 EEA student. For example: a grant holder in 2018/2019 will pay a tuition fee of only €2,060, instead of €9,879 or €10,856. 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). This amounts to about €940. 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.

Number of Scholarships


Eligibility criteria

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

  1. hold a non-EU/EEA passport
  2. are not eligible for the lower EEA tuition fee for other reasons
  3. 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
  4. have been fully admitted to the English-taught Master’s degree programme starting September 1, 2018 as stated in the formal letter of admission
  5. are able to comply with the conditions for obtaining a visa for the Netherlands
  6. 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

Selection criteria

From the eligible candidates the Radboud Scholarship holders will be selected based on the following criteria:

  1. Talent: this means that you must have outstanding study results in your present field of study
  2. You are expected to be a promising student in your desired field of study at Radboud University
  3. Proven academic quality and good results of your prior education for example through grades, test scores, publications
  4. Quality of the recommendations in the two reference letters
  5. Motivation: based on your motivation letter for the Master’s progamme

Language requirements

When seeking admission to an English-taught programme students must have a good command of the English language, as English is the language of instruction (all lectures are in English and textbooks are written in English).

Applicants from the following countries are considered native speakers of English: Australia, Canada (with exception of Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, USA and South Africa. If you are a native speaker, you are not required to prove English proficiency.

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree from a Dutch university are not required to prove English proficiency.

All other applicants must provide proof of English proficiency. This includes applicants with a Dutch HBO diploma (diploma from a university of applied sciences). To prove English proficiency, applicants must take one of the following English language tests. Tests can be taken in the applicants home country or in the Netherlands.

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • Cambridge English Language Assessment: CAE and CPE

Please be advised that the English language tests and the minimum test scores required for each programme may differ. Therefore, always check the admission requirements for each.

Required Documents

  • An official transcript of your Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • English language certificate
  • Reference letters
  • Curriculum vitae

Nuffic Certificate
Chinese students are required to apply for a Nuffic Certificate. This is regardless of the level and location of their previous education. The certificate is not required for application, but if admitted to the programme, you will need this certificate for the visa procedure. Please find more information about it on the Study in Holland website and Neso China website.

How to apply

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 that you wish to apply for a Radboud Scholarship. You will then be requested to upload three additional documents: two reference letters.

Application key dates

You must have completed your application for admission via the online application system OSIRIS Incoming Students before 1 March 2018.

Application procedure fees

Non-EU/EEA applicants must pay a handling fee before their application can be processed.

Official Contact

Radboud University
Comeniuslaan 4
6525 HP Nijmegen
The Netherlands
+31 24 361 61 61

Scholarship Website


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