Fulbright-Radboud Scholarships

About Fulbright-Radboud Scholarships

The Fulbright Commission, sponsored by Radboud University, is offering scholarships to excellent American students for study and research purposes at graduate level at Radboud University in Nijmegen. The scholarship is available for all English-taught Master’s and Research Master’s programmes at Radboud University, with the exception of Erasmus Mundus Master’s programmes and joint or double degree Master’s programmes.

The Fulbright Commission's mission is to promote mutual understanding between Dutch and American citizens by providing financial assistance for study, research and teaching. To qualify for a scholarship, applicants must have American nationality, have excellent academic marks, engage in extracurricular activities and be admitted to Radboud University Nijmegen.

Please note that U.S. students currently residing in the Netherlands will not be considered for any awards to the Netherlands. In addition, U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch or European Union citizenship will not be considered.

What does the scholarship cover?

For academic year 2025-2026 one scholarship can be awarded. 

  • Grant amounts for one-year programmes:

The grant will be paid in 11 monthly installments of €1,550. International travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of €1,000. The residence permit will be arranged and paid for by Radboud University (approximately €210). Tuition fees are not waived, and differ per programme. Costs for insurance are covered by Fulbright.

  • Grant amounts for two-year programmes:

The grant for the first year of study will be paid in 12 monthly installments of €1,550. International travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of €1,000. The costs for a visa and residence permit (approximately €207) will also be fully covered. Tuition fees are not waived, and differ per programme. Costs for insurance are covered by Fulbright.

The grant for a two-year Master's will be available for both years of study, on the condition that sufficient progress is made and sufficient results have been achieved in the first year. If awarded for the second year, the second grant period will not exceed 11 monthly installments of €1,550.

Eligible countries or regions
United States of America
Duration of scholarship
Duration of Master's programme
Coverage of scholarship
Partial scholarship
Faculty involved
Faculty of Science, Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, Nijmegen School of Management, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences
Amount of scholarship
Monthly installments of €1,400

How to apply

For more information, please see the Fulbright website. Start your application through the button below:


How to apply for a Master's programme at Radboud University

Scholarship applications for 2025-2026 will open 2 April 2024 and close Tuesday 8 October 2024 at 5 PM (Eastern Time). Applicants are required to have applied separately to Radboud University by 1 January 2025 for admission to the Master’s programme of their choice via the online application procedure, independent of their Fulbright application. At the time of application or later during the selection process for the Fulbright grant, scholarship candidates must be admitted to an English-taught Master's programme at Radboud University and provide a letter of admission. The Radboud University application process for a Master's programme opens 1 October 2024. The application results will be made known at the end of March 2025.

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