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Radboud Scholarship for International Students

2022-02-28 Holland
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About University

As far back as 1656 Nijmegen boasted a university that offered lectures in law, theology, philosophy, medicine and other subjects. Unfortunately, it was forced to close its doors in 1679 due to lack of funds. Radboud University Nijmegen was established on 17 October 1923 under the name Catholic University Nijmegen. With their own university, Dutch Catholics sought to promote the emancipation of Roman Catholics in the Netherlands, who at that time were strongly underrepresented in public administration, the legal profession, medicine and other sectors. The Radboud Foundation was the body behind this initiative. Today, Radboud University continues its commitment to the emancipation of certain groups. For example, the University has an above average percentage of female professors, compared to other Dutch universities. And of all the general universities, it has the highest relative number of students for whom neither parent had a university education (source: WO-instroommonitor, 1999-2000 t/m 2014-2015). What we do Radboud University is contributing to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. Who we are Radboud University is a private university that owes its origins to the Catholic emancipation movement of the early twentieth century. In keeping with this tradition, staff and students feel a commitment to one another, to society and to the world. Our focus is on caring for each other and the world around us. We remain committed to the empowerment of social and cultural minorities. We want to have an impact, and in this we are guided by both academic questions and societal challenges. How we do it Research and teaching at Radboud University are closely intertwined. Our researchers and students explore and push the frontiers of knowledge and expertise, giving true meaning to their findings. We educate students to become expert, committed, critical and self-confident graduates who help to shape society by taking on positions of responsibility in which they demonstrate their understanding of issues. We are active across a wide range of collaborative disciplines and ask questions about the relationship between academia, society and sense of purpose. We also provide space for open discussion on social and ethical issues. We stand for the quality and freedom of teaching and research that are both independent and accessible. We encourage an open intellectual climate in which we inspire and challenge one another, a climate in which the talents and abilities of all individuals can flourish. Through rigorous, honest and transparent academic endeavour, we push the boundaries of our knowledge. We have the courage and responsibility to continually subject our findings and ideas to critical review. We reflect on our own actions and offer space for reflection to others. Our core values Connected with our students and staff with our research and teaching with our research disciplines with the world around us and, as a modern university, connected with our tradition, which has its roots in the Catholic emancipation movement Curious about the world about others about ourselves about knowledge development Reflective about our thinking about our actions about public debate about the meaning of the knowledge we develop When the University opened in 1923, Professor Schrijnen, the first rector magnificus, described universities as ‘workshops of science and scholarship’ and ‘environments of fruitful intellectual collaboration and interaction’, where ‘dissenting views are discussed seriously and objectively. Strategy Our society faces complex challenges that require interdisciplinary collaboration. This is why Radboud University has explicitly opted for strong and broadly defined disciplines and cooperation between those disciplines. The university assigns sustainability a prominent role in its research, education, and business operations. You can read about this and more in the university's new strategy: 'A Significant Impact'. The strategy was developed with the input of students and staff. Departments will use this strategy to formulate their annual plans. Individual students and staff are welcome to contribute to the strategy as well. Together we can achieve a lot and make a meaningful contribution.

Brief Description

The Radboud Scholarship Program is a highly competitive scholarship. It provides intelligent, highly motivated non-EEA students with outstanding academic accomplishments with the opportunity to receive a full scholarship to a Radboud University Master’s degree program taught entirely in English. Each year, the Radboud Scholarship Program awards a number of partial scholarships for the duration of one of the English-taught Master’s degree programs (excluding Erasmus Mundus Master’s degree programs and joint-degree Master’s degree programs).


Candidates must have passports that are not from the European Union or the European Economic Area.Candidates must not be eligible for the EEA tuition fee reduction.Have earned a bachelor’s degree from a university outside of the Netherlands.Candidates must not have completed any prior education in the Netherlands.For the master’s program, the candidate must meet the English language competency criterion.Candidates must be completely admitted to the master’s program beginning September 1, 2022.Candidates must be able to meet the requirements for getting a visa to the Netherlands.Must enroll as full-time students in the program of their choice. Required Documents: All official academic transcripts.Passport details.CvMotivation letter2 reference lettersLanguage test score

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Scholarship value/inclusions/duration

The tuition charge varies depending on the program in which you intend to join. Instead of €16,000, a tuition fee of €2,209 is paid.Non-EU/EEA applicants’ tuition fees are paid in advance, however they are refundable under the policy.Students of all nationalities are encouraged to work immediately after completion of their studies.It includes both health and liability insurance.It covers the cost of the visa.It also covers the issue of a residence permit.

Available Subject

Faculty of Arts (2)Faculty of Law (14)Faculty of Medical Sciences (7)Nijmegen School of Management (3)Faculty of PhilosophyTheology and Religious Studies (1)Faculty of Science (8)Faculty of Social Sciences (2)

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