VSBfonds annually awards scholarships to students who wish to do a complete study programme abroad, after they have finished their study programme at Radboud University. 

You personally choose the educational institute abroad and arrange your admission. The educational institute where you will study must be accredited by that country's government. If that is not the case, you must demonstrate that the quality of the institute and study programme you have chosen meet the Dutch standards for higher education.


Eligible countries or regions
All EU/EEA countries, All non-EU/non-EEA countries
Duration of scholarship
3 to 24 months
Maximum financing
Coverage of scholarship
Partial scholarship

To be eligible for a VSBfonds grant, you must meet a number of requirements:

  • you are a full-time student graduating as Bachelor or Master
  • your graduation date is between 1 March 2022 and 31 December 2024
  • you have the Dutch nationality 
  • you are extremely motivated and can show a strong engagement in society, which is more important than your grades

Please note that it is not possible to use this grant for an internship or research project. 

More information can be found on the VSB site (only in Dutch)

How to apply

More information about the VSBfonds study grants, the conditions and the application procedure can be found on the VSBfonds website. You can do a quick scan to see whether you can apply for this scholarship.

Deadline is: 1 March 2024



Day of selection, 26 March on campus: 

To make a final selection, we will invite a number of candidates for an interview.  If you have applied for the scholarship, please already make a note in your agenda that you might have to be present on 26 March for an interview of a maximum of one hour. 

If necessary we will have a second day of interviews on 28 March. 


More information and contact


Want to know more? Every faculty has a special contact persont:

  • Filosofie, Theologie en Religiewetenschappen: internationaloffice [at] ftr.ru.nl (Treja Wilkens)
  • Arts: internationaloffice [at] let.ru.nl (Maaike van Gerven)
  • Nijmegen School of Management: k.schilders [at] fm.ru.nl (Koen Schilders)
  • Faculty of Medical Science: internationalofficestudents [at] radboudumc.nl (Cindy van Dijk)
  • Faculty of Science: io [at] science.ru.nl (Hub Nijssen)
  • Faculty of Law: p.bouman [at] jur.ru.nl (Petra Bouman)
  • Social Sciences: ioss [at] ru.nl (Patrick Beckers, Miranda Smeeman)

For general questions: send an email to vsbfonds [at] ru.nl (vsbfonds[at]ru[dot]nl) , Lonneke van Maasakkers-Hijl and Nicole Moed, working at Student Life and International Mobility,