Radboud University Scholarship Programme 2024 – APPLY NOW

Radboud University Scholarship Programme 2024 is now open for applications. The scholarship is highly selective and provides non-EEA students with exceptional academic achievements the chance to receive a scholarship for the entirety of a Radboud University Master’s program taught in English.

Radboud University Scholarship Programme

If you are successfully chosen to receive this prestigious scholarship and are enrolled in a two-year Master’s degree, you must have completed all first-year courses successfully so as to be qualified for subsequent grants (in the second year).

Radboud University Scholarship Details

Radboud University offers both the Radboud Encouragement Scholarship and the Fulbright-Radboud Scholarship.  Students are not allowed to combine the Radboud Encouragement Scholarship with the Fulbright-Radboud Scholarship. If you meet the set conditions, you are allowed to submit more than one application but note that only one scholarship will be awarded.

Please be aware that you may only apply for one of these two programs the Radboud Scholarship Programme or the Radboud Encouragement Scholarship.


As a scholarship recipient, the Radboud Scholarship will reduce your tuition fee to €2.530, For example: a grant holder in 2024/2025 will pay a tuition fee of only €2.530, instead of €17,000.

The Radboud scholarship also covers the student’s costs for a visa, residence permit, health insurance, and liability insurance throughout the duration of their stay or study in the Netherlands (Aon Student Insurance). The costs of living and studying in the Netherlands are not covered by the scholarship.

Number of Scholarships

For the 2024/2025 intake, a maximum of 28 Radboud Scholarships are available across the faculties below:

  • Faculty of Arts (2)
  • Faculty of Law (5)
  • Nijmegen School of Management (4)
  • Faculty of Philosophy, Theology, and Religious Studies (2)
  • Faculty of Science (11)
  • Faculty of Social Sciences (4).

Eligibility Criteria

Students of English-taught Master’s programs are eligible for the Radboud Scholarship (with the exception of Erasmus Mundus Master’s programs and joint-degree Master’s programs).

You will be considered eligible to apply for a Radboud Scholarship upon fulfilling the conditions below:

  • You must be in possession of a non-EU/non-EEA passport.
  • You are qualified for the lower EU/EEA tuition fee for other reasons.
  • Will secure it already have obtained a Bachelor’s degree outside the Netherlands, have no degrees achieved in the Netherlands, and did not receive any previous education in the Netherlands
  • Fulfill the English language proficiency requirement for the Master’s program of your choice.
  • You’ve been offered admission into a full-time English-taught Master’s programme commencing from 1 September 2024 as stated in the formal letter of admission.
  • Have the ability to comply with the conditions for obtaining a visa for the Netherlands.
  • Currently enrolled at Radboud University as a full-time student for the academic year and Master’s program for which the scholarship will be awarded.

How to Apply

You can apply for the Radboud University Scholarship Programme 2024 by:

  • Stating during your application for admission to a Master’s program in the OSIRIS Application system at https://www.ru.nl/en/education/application-and-admission/application-procedure-masters that you wish to apply for a Radboud Scholarship.
  • You will need to upload 3 additional documents such as two reference letters and a curriculum vitae. Upload the same document for the scholarship application.
  • Please note that selection for the scholarship and admission to the Master’s programme are two separate processes: hence, admission to the Master’s programme does not imply selection for the scholarship.

Application Deadline

31 January 2024 23:59 CEST.

Selection procedure

The following criteria will be used to determine who receives a Radboud scholarship:

  • Outstanding study outcomes in your current field of study
  • Academic excellence
  • How applicable your prior degree was to the Master’s program?
  • The standing of the institution from where you received your prior degree(s).
  • Ambition
  • The applicability of your motivation letter for the Master’s Program
  • Life experience and/or extracurricular pursuits like volunteer work or internships.
  • References and the caliber of the two reference letters’ recommendations

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