Radboud University Scholarship Program – Free Study in the Netherlands

The Radboud University Scholarship Program is extremely selective. It offers the option to receive a scholarship for the full master’s program at Radboud University, which is taught exclusively in English, to intelligent, motivated non-EEA students with outstanding academic records.

Host CountryNetherlands
Host InstituteRadboud University
No. of scholarships28 
Eligible NationalityAll non-EU/non-EEA countries
BenefitsTuition Fee + costs for visa, residence permit, health insurance
DurationNominal duration of Master’s programme
Closing Date31 January 2024 23:59 CEST
Summary of the Radboud University Scholarship Program

All master’s programs taught in English are eligible for the Radboud Scholarship; joint degree and Erasmus Mundus master’s programs are not eligible.

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Radboud University Scholarship Program - Free Study in the Netherlands
Radboud University Scholarship Program – Free Study in the Netherlands

Radboud University

Radboud University is a public research university with its headquarters in Nijmegen, Netherlands. The organization bears the name of Saint Radboud, a ninth-century Dutch bishop who was well-known for his wisdom and support of the underprivileged. Radboud University was established in 1923 and has consistently been listed among the top 150 universities in the world by four major university rating tables.

Benefits of the Radboud University Scholarship Program

With a Radboud University Scholarship Program, your tuition will only be €2.530. For example, a grant recipient in 2024–2025 will only have to pay €2.530 toward tuition—instead of €17,000—in tuition. During your time in the Netherlands, the scholarship also pays for your health insurance, liability insurance, residence permit, and visa (Aon Student Insurance). The scholarship does not pay for living or educational expenses while studying in the Netherlands. The Radboud Scholarship can be combined with the NL Scholarship.


Candidates for the Radboud University Scholarship Program are required to meet the following requirements:

  • have a non-EU/non-EEA passport.
  • Do not qualify for the reduced EU/EEA tuition rate for other reasons.
  • Have (will obtain) a bachelor’s degree from anywhere other than the Netherlands, don’t have any degrees from there, and have never gone there for education (exchange programs excluded, provided they are part of the bachelor’s degree obtained elsewhere).
  • meet the requirements for your desired Master’s degree, including the English language proficiency requirement.
  • accepted into the Master’s program taught in English, starting on September 1, 2024, with full admission as stated in the formal admissions letter.
  • Possess the necessary qualifications to obtain a visa for the Netherlands.
  • have committed to enrolling full-time in Radboud University’s Master’s program; they will receive funding for this study.

Eligible Fields

A maximum of 28 Radboud University Scholarship Program will be awarded in 2024–2025 in the following categories:

  • 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).

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Your Radboud University Scholarship Program application must have been submitted electronically through the OSIRIS Application system by January 31, 2024, at the latest, at 23:59 CEST. Your OSIRIS application will then be reviewed by the Radboud University Student Admissions office, which will also ask for payment for the handling fee and any missing or incorrect documents before returning them to you. You must resubmit your application as soon as you can. You have until at least February 14, 2024, at 23:59 CEST, to submit your application.

Application Procedure

When you apply for admission to a master’s program, you can indicate in the OSIRIS Application system that you would like to apply for a Radboud University Scholarship Program. Subsequently, you will be required to upload three further files: a resume, two letters of recommendation, and another document. If you have already uploaded the same files for your Master’s program application, you can do so again for your scholarship application.

Go here for additional information about the Radboud Scholarship Program, or here to apply for admission to a master’s program.

NL Scholarships

The Netherlands offers the NL Scholarship, formerly known as the Holland Scholarship, to international students who want to study for a master’s degree there but are not citizens of the European Economic Area (EEA). Deserving students can attend Radboud University thanks to the scholarship. This NL Scholarship (NLS) is co-financed by Radboud University and the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science.

The NL Scholarship (NLS) and the Radboud Scholarship Programme (RSP) will always be combined. This suggests that candidates must apply for the RSP and the NLS at the same time. You could receive the RSP by itself or the NLS and RSP together. Not only can you get the NLS. This grant cannot be combined with the Radboud Encouragement grant. The scholarship is worth a total of €5,000. The grant can only be obtained once and is given for one year. You will receive this throughout the first year of your program of study.

Radboud University will provide up to 12 scholarships for the 2024–2025 school year.

More details about NL Scholarships can be found here.

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