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Faculty Scholarships for the Research Master’s in Philosophy at Radboud University, Netherlands 2024

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

About Radboud University and Scholarship

The rich history of establishing a university in Nijmegen dates back to 1655 when the first University of Nijmegen, known as the Kwartierlijke Academie van Nijmegen, was founded. This early institution focused on imparting knowledge in traditional fields such as theology, medicine, and law. Despite initial successes, the Kwartierlijke Academie faced challenges and ultimately terminated around 1680 due to the impact of successive plague outbreaks and the French invasion of the Netherlands in 1672.

Following various attempts to revive the concept of a university in Nijmegen, the present-day Radboud University Nijmegen emerged in 1923, initially known as Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen (Catholic University of Nijmegen). The university’s establishment was spearheaded by the Saint Radboud Foundation, a network of bishops aiming to empower Catholic intellectuals in the Netherlands. During this period, Dutch Roman Catholics faced disadvantages, with limited access to higher positions in governmental and scientific institutions. The creation of a university was envisioned as a means to address this disparity.


Radboud University Nijmegen continues to uphold its commitment to academic excellence and inclusivity. The Faculty of Philosophy at the university extends support to outstanding international students aspiring to enroll in the Research Master’s program in Philosophy. The faculty offers two scholarships designed to alleviate financial burdens for deserving students from abroad. Each scholarship amounts to €10,500 for the initial year of the Research Master’s program, and recipients with commendable academic performance have the opportunity for renewal in the second and final year of their studies.

By providing these scholarships, the Faculty of Philosophy at Radboud University Nijmegen actively contributes to creating a diverse and vibrant academic community, fostering the growth and development of talented individuals from around the world pursuing advanced studies in philosophy.

Details about Faculty Scholarships for the Research Master’s in Philosophy at Radboud University:

Scholarship Sponsor: Radboud University, Netherlands

Scholarship Value: € 10,500

Number of awards: 2

Study level: Masters

Host Institution(s): Radboud University, Netherlands


The sum of € 10,500 covers living expenses in addition to tuition fees (€ 2,314,- for the 2023–2024 academic year) for students from nations that are part of the European Economic Area (EEA).

The scholarship of €10,500 only covers a portion of the tuition charge (€16,000 for the 2023–2024 academic year) because tuition for students from outside the EEA is higher.

Eligibility Criteria for Faculty Scholarships for the Research Master’s in Philosophy

Candidates are advised to meet the following conditions to be qualified for the Faculty Scholarships for the Research Master’s in Philosophy at Radboud University:

  • Every nation in the EU/EEA, every nation outside the EU/non-EEA.
  • Candidates must be enrolled in the Master of Philosophy program.

Application Procedure for Faculty Scholarships for the Research Master’s in Philosophy

The admission and application page for the specialization of your choice will provide information on the Research Master in Philosophy application process. International students can indicate that they wish to apply for the Faculty Scholarship there if they finish their application in the Osiris online system before the applicable date. After that, they have to file a motivation letter specifically for the scholarship, which cannot be the same letter they provided with their master’s program application. It must be submitted in the format required by the application system and should include an explanation of why the applicant needs the scholarship to attend Radboud University.

Submission Deadline

Please be aware that there may be a difference in the application dates for the scholarship and the program itself. Before May 1, 2024, students who want to begin classes on September 1, 2024, must have finished their application using the Osiris online application system. Please be aware that applications that are not complete will not be taken into consideration for the Faculty Scholarship. An incomplete application indicates missing or unreadable data in one or more documents. To give the Admissions Office ample time to assess your application and notify you if it is incomplete, you are asked that you submit your application via the online OSIRIS Application as soon as possible.

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