February 24, 2024

Radboud University Scholarship Program is a particularly selective scholarship program. It provides non-EEA students with exceptional academic achievements the chance to be given a scholarship for the entirety of the Radboud University Master’s degree program, which is taught in English.

Radboud University Scholarship

With the exception of Erasmus Mundus Master’s programs and joint-degree Master’s programs, a number of partial scholarships are given each year through the Radboud Scholarship Program for the duration of one of the English-taught Master’s degree programs.

Radboud University Scholarship Program

For 2023/2024, a maximum of 26 Radboud Scholarships are available:

  • Faculty of Arts (1)
  • Faculty of Law (9)
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences (1)
  • Nijmegen School of Management (2)
  • Faculty of Philosophy
  • Theology and Religious Studies (1)
  • Faculty of Science (10)
  • Faculty of Social Sciences (2).

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

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

1. Hold a non-EU/non-EEA passport

2. Are not eligible for the lower EU/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 (exchange programs excluded, provided that they are part of the bachelor’s degree achieved outside the Netherlands)

4. Meet the English language proficiency requirement for the Master’s program of your choice

5. Have been fully admitted to the English-taught Master’s degree program starting 1 September 2023 as stated in the formal letter of admission

6. Are able to comply with the conditions for obtaining a visa for the Netherlands

7. Are enrolled at Radboud University as a full-time student for the academic year and Master’s degree program for which the scholarship will be awarded

Scholarship Amount

A Radboud Scholarship will reduce your tuition fee to € 2.314,- For example, a grant holder in 2022/2023 will pay a tuition fee of only €2.314,- instead of €16,000.

The scholarship also covers costs for a visa, residence permit, health insurance, and liability insurance for your stay in the Netherlands (Aon Student Insurance).

How to Apply

You can apply by stating that you want to apply for a Radboud Scholarship in the OSIRIS Application system when you apply for admission to a Master’s program.

Next, two reference letters and a resume will need to be uploaded as additional three files.

You can upload the same papers once again for your scholarship application if you already uploaded them for your Master’s program application.

Admission to the Master’s program and scholarship selection are two independent procedures: Selection for the scholarship does not automatically follow admission to the Master’s program.

More Information

If you are selected to receive a scholarship and are enrolled in a two-year Master’s degree, you must have completed all first-year courses successfully in order to be eligible for the grant again in the second year.

The Orange Tulip Scholarship, the Fulbright-Radboud Scholarship, and the Radboud Encouragement Scholarship cannot be coupled with the Radboud Scholarship.

If qualified, you may submit more than one application; however, only one scholarship will be awarded.

Please take note that you can only apply for one of these two; you cannot apply for the Radboud Scholarship Programme and the Radboud Encouragement Scholarship.

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Scholarship Application Deadline

You must have completed your application in the online OSIRIS Application system on 28 February 2024 23:59 CEST at the latest.

Selection Process

The selection of the scholarship recipients will be based on the following criteria:

Academic excellence

  • Outstanding study results in your present field of study, for example through grades, test scores, and publications.
  • Relevance of your previous degree to the master’s program.
  • The ranking of the university where you obtained your previous degree(s).


  • The quality and relevance of your motivation letter for the Master’s program.
  • Show promise, based on previous achievements, performances, and work in the relevant field of study.
  • Life experience and/or extracurricular activities such as internships or volunteering.


  • Quality of the recommendations in the two reference letters, preferably two academic references, please see these reference guidelines.

All students applying for the Radboud Scholarship will be individually considered by the selection committee of the faculty they applied to. This selection is based on the criteria mentioned above.

Faculties may base their selection on other criteria as well; some study programs hold interviews for example.

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