Radboud University

Liberation Scholarship Program

The Liberation Scholarship Program gives Canadian exchange students the opportunity to study at Radboud University for a maximum of 3 months. The one-off scholarship amount covers international travel costs and initial expenses for staying in the Netherlands, plus Dutch tuition fee exemption. The scholarships should be regarded as a contribution towards study costs rather than full-cost scholarships. The scholarship amount is €1,800 and may be partially provided in the form of a return ticket.

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Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for a Liberation Scholarship the following criteria apply.

  • Have the Canadian nationality;
  • Comply with the admission criteria of Radboud University and the study programme;
  • Comply with the language requirements as set by Radboud University and the Code of Conduct International Students;
  • Start their study period of maximum 3 months between 1 July and 31 December 2016. Students who would like to participate in the Radboud Summer School are also eligible to apply for a Liberation Scholarship. Students who will come for an exchange period of 1 semester or longer are unfortunately not eligible to apply if the study period is longer than 3 months;
  • Did not study for one or two semesters in the Netherlands before.

Application procedure

There is only 1 deadline for application:

  • Eligible students should have applied for admittance at Radboud University, including request for their qualification for the Liberation Scholarship, not later than 5 April 2016. Students who have already registered for Radboud Summer School or who still want to do that, can also apply for the Liberation Scholarship. This can be done by sending the short application form (xlsx, 15 kB) by e-mail to Mr. Rob van Leeuwen;
  • Radboud University will forward all scholarship requests to EP-Nuffic on 15 April 2016;
  • EP-Nuffic will inform Radboud University and the selected student not later than 27 May 2016.

The Liberation Scholarship Program is offered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands, EP-Nuffic, 23 Dutch higher education institutions and a select group of Dutch and Dutch-Canadian companies. The Netherlands has launched this programme to celebrate seventy years of liberation and to honour the sacrifices Canadian soldiers made for freedom. It is a token of lasting gratitude and friendship. At least 70 scholarships will be awarded to Canadian students studying at Dutch research universities or universities of applied sciences. You can find more information about the programme in this flyer (pdf, 407 kB) .