Radboud University Scholarships for International Students

The Radboud Scholarship Programme offers a selected number of talented non-EEA students the opportunity to pursue English-taught Master’s degree programme at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands.

Scholarship Summary  
|Level: Postgraduate (Masters) |Institution(s):  Radboud University
|Location:  Netherlands |Field(s): Several
|Target: All, excerpt EU |Deadline(s):  1 April, Yearly

The Radboud Scholarship Programme is highly competitive, hence it is intended for talented students who have obtained outstanding results in their undergraduate study and are highly motivated to pursue a Master’s degree programme at Radboud University. Application is welcome from citizens of all non-EEA countries.

The scholarship features any one of the Masters Degree Programme offered at the university, including: Language and Communication; Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies; Philosophy; Behavioural Science; Artificial Intelligence; Social and Cultural Science: Comparative Research on Societies; Cognitive Neuroscience; Biomedical Sciences; Molecular Mechanisms of Disease; Chemistry; Physics & Astronomy; Biology; Medical Biology; Molecular Life Sciences; European Law.

There are about 30 awarded each year under the Radboud Scholarship. Each award implies a partial tuition waiver applied to the whole duration of your Master’s degree programme — one or two years depending on the programme. In 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. In addition the Radboud Scholarship also covers costs such as for visa, residence permit, health insurance and liability insurance.


To be eligible for the Radboud Scholarship, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • hold a non-EU/EEA passport
  • have (will obtain) a Bachelor’s degree achieved outside the Netherlands and have no degrees achieved in the Netherlands
  • have been fully admitted to the English-taught Master’s degree programme starting September as stated in the formal letter of admission
  • be able to comply with the conditions for obtaining a visa for the Netherlands
  • be 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 proven academic performance, letters of recommendation, talent and motivation.

How to apply for the Radboud University Scholarships

For the Radboud University Scholarship, applications for admission and for the scholarship are fully integrated. There is no separate procedure for the scholarship. 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 recommendation letters and curriculum vitae.

You can visit the scholarship announcement page for further information on the Radboud University Scholarship opportunity.

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