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Radboud University

Radboud Encouragement Scholarship

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11520 EUR
31 Jan 2024
Application deadline


Radboud University is one of the best traditional, general universities of the Netherlands, situated on a green campus south of the Nijmegen city centre. Their university wants to contribute to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. 


Scholarship type

Merit and need based

Number of scholarships to award




Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


Radboud University wants to contribute to a healthy and free world with equal opportunities for all. They find it important to realise a diverse and inclusive campus for all our students and staff. In order to give all talented students the opportunity to become part of our academic community, including students from non-EU/EEA countries who might be financially struggling to pay the institutional Radboud University tuition fee, they offer a number of full scholarships.

Applicable programmes


The Radboud Encouragement Scholarship is available for applicants from non-EU/EEA countries, applying for one of our English-taught Master’s degree programmes (with the exception of Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes and joint-degree Master's programmes). The scholarship covers the full tuition fee and living costs of €11,520 (as set by the IND, the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service, for 2022-2023) for the duration of the Master’s programme.

For 2024-2025, a total of 13 scholarships are available: Faculty of Arts (1), Faculty of Law (1), Faculty of Medical Sciences (7), Nijmegen School of Management (2), Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies (1), Faculty of Science (2), Faculty of Social Sciences (2).


You will only be eligible to apply for a Radboud Encouragement Scholarship if you:

  • hold a non-EU/non-EEA passport;
  • are not eligible for the lower EEA tuition fee for other reasons;
  • do not have sufficient funds or access to grants or loans to finance your studies at Radboud University;
  • 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 (exchange programmes excluded, provided that they are part of the bachelor degree achieved outside the Netherlands);
  • meet the English language proficiency requirement for the Master's programme of your choice;
  • are fully admitted to the English-taught Master's degree programme starting 1 September;
  • 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.

Scholarship requirements






170 nationalities

Study experience required





Application deadline

31 Jan 2024

You can apply by indicating during your application for admission for a Master's programme in the OSIRIS Application system that you wish to apply for a Radboud Encouragement Scholarship. You will then be requested to upload two reference letters and a curriculum vitae (you may upload the same reference letters and CV if you have already uploaded those for your Master’s programme application) and the scholarship motivation letter.

The selection for the scholarship and the admission to the Master's programme are two separate processes: admission to the Master's programme does not imply selection for the scholarship.

Please note that applicants for the Radboud Encouragement Scholarship are not automatically waived from having to pay the handling fee for the Master's application. Once you enrol at Radboud University, the handling fee will be refunded to you.


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