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Faculty Scholarships for the Master in Theology at Radboud University, Netherlands for 2024

Application is now open for Faculty Scholarships for the Master in Theology at Radboud University. Interested applicants are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.

About Radboud University and Scholarship

The history of university education in Nijmegen dates back to 1655 with the establishment of the Kwartierlijke Academie van Nijmegen. This early institution focused on traditional fields such as theology, medicine, and law. Despite initial successes, the Kwartierlijke Academie faced challenges and eventually terminated around 1680 due to outbreaks of the plague and the French invasion of the Netherlands in 1672.

After several attempts to revive university education in Nijmegen, the current Radboud University Nijmegen was founded in 1923 under the name Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen (Catholic University of Nijmegen). The university was established by the Saint Radboud Foundation, a network of bishops aiming to empower Catholic intellectuals in the Netherlands. At that time, Dutch Roman Catholics faced disadvantages and had limited representation in higher positions in governmental and scientific institutions. The establishment of a university was seen as a pathway to address these challenges.


Radboud University currently enrolls over 22,000 students across approximately one hundred study programs, including around 50 bachelor’s and 50 master’s programs. As of April 2021, the university offers 34 international master’s programs taught in English and several more in Dutch.

The Faculty of Philosophy, Theology, and Religious Studies at Radboud University provides three scholarships for outstanding international students pursuing a one-year Master’s in Theology (60 EC) and a three-year Master’s in Theology (180 EC). These scholarships aim to support exceptional students in their academic pursuits and contribute to the diverse and vibrant academic community at Radboud University.

Details about Faculty Scholarships for the Master in Theology at Radboud University:

Scholarship Sponsor: Faculty of Philosophy, Theology, and Religious Studies

Scholarship Value: € 10,500

Number of awards: 3

Study level: Bachelor

Host Institution(s): Radboud University, Netherlands


The scholarship is worth € 10,500 and is valid for three years if you choose the three-year Theology specialty. The award is renewable for two more years, for a total of three years, if you maintain satisfactory academic status. This sum covers tuition costs (€ 2.314 for the academic year 2023-2024) as well as living expenses for EER/EU students.

Faculty Scholarships for the Master in Theology – Eligibility Criteria

Applicants are advised to meet the following requirements to be eligible for Faculty Scholarships for the Master in Theology at Radboud University:

  • Students having a Bachelor’s degree in Theology or a related field are encouraged to apply.
  • The Master’s degree in Theology is one of Radboud University’s most culturally diversified MA programs. Applicants from underrepresented groups in theology (particularly women) and those wanting a career in the Catholic Church are highly urged to apply.
  • The selection committee chooses applicants who have shown the ability to make a substantial contribution to the academic quality of the Faculty from among all applicants. The academic transcript, a writing sample (e.g., a Bachelor’s thesis), a motivating letter, recommendation letters, and/or a Skype interview can all be used to evaluate these criteria.

Application Procedure for Faculty Scholarships for the Master in Theology

  1. Apply to the program via Studielink.
  2. Once your application for the Master’s program (1-year or 3-year) is complete, you can upload the following documents in Osiris by April 1st:
  • A letter of motivation stating which area of Theology;
  • CV;
  • Two letters of recommendation;
  • Transcripts;
  • An example of academic writing (essay). The subject of the writing sample should be relevant to the academic field of theology in general (including biblical, historical, empirical, or constructive/systematic approaches). The essay should be between 2000 and 2500 words in length (excluding the bibliography).
  • A Skype interview may be required as part of the scholarship application process.
  • Please keep in mind that the school will not be able to examine your financing application until your application for admission to the Master’s program has been processed. The application to the Master’s program is free and non-binding.

If you have any inquiries about the scholarship or the process, do not hesitate to contact the admission office at or call them at +31 24 36 12 476.

The Application Deadline is: 31 March 2024

Not interested in this particular scholarship? See other Netherlands scholarships here.