Radboud Encouragement Scholarship for international students

Radboud university scholarship

Radboud University wants to contribute to a healthy and free world with equal opportunities for all. We 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, we offer a number of full scholarships.

  • Category: Master
  • Amount/value: Varies
  • Location: Netherlands
  • Application deadline: 1 January 2024


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

  1. Hold a non-EU/non-EEA passport.
  2. Are not eligible for the lower EEA tuition fee for other reasons.
  3. Do not have sufficient funds or access to grants or loans to finance your studies at Radboud University.
  4. 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’s degree achieved outside the Netherlands).
  5. Meet the English language proficiency requirement for the Master’s programme of your choice.
  6. Are fully admitted to the English-taught Master’s programme starting 1 September 2024 as stated in the formal letter of admission.
  7. Are able to comply with the conditions for obtaining a visa for the Netherlands.
  8. Are enrolled at Radboud University as a full-time student for the academic year and Master’s programme for which the scholarship will be awarded.


The Radboud Encouragement Scholarship is available for applicants from non-EU/EEA countries, applying for one of our English-taught Master’s 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 2023-2024) for the duration of the Master’s programme.


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.

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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.

For more information about the scholarship programme, you may contact team Student Life and International Mobility via. Please do not use this email address for the application.