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Talent Grants one-year Master's programme Theology & Religious Studies

Selection criteria

Purposes:Master (MSc/MA/LL.M.), Master programme
Programmes:Religion, Conflict and Globalization MA, Religion and Pluralism MA, Religion and Cultural Heritage MA, Religion, Health and Wellbeing MA
Countries of origin:Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Virgin Islands of the United States, American Samoa, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Autonomous Palestinian Territories, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bouvet Island, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo (Dem Rep.), Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Philippines, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Yemen, Jordan, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Christmas Island, Kyrgyzstan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kosovo, Laos, Lesotho, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Macau, Macedonia, Malawi, Maldives, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, North Korea, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Oman, East Timor, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Pitcairn Islands, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Réunion, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Saint Helena, Sudan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Chad, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Belarus, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, South Korea, Congo (Rep.), Côte d'Ivoire, Kyrgyz Republic, Madagascar, Micronesia (Federated States), South Sudan, Sudan (Rep.), Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Timor-Leste, West Bank and Gaza Strip

Additional information

Eligible candidates:

The Talent Grant is financed by the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies. The scholarship is aimed at international students from OUTSIDE the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their Master’s in Theology and Religious Studies. The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Students from countries outside the EU/EEA who have been admitted to one of the tracks of the Master's programme in Theology & Religious Studies:

  1. MA Religion and Pluralism: Ancient & Modern;
  2. MA Religion, Conflict and Globalization;
  3. MA Religion and Cultural Heritage;
  4. MA Religion, Health and Wellbeing.

Candidates should:

  1. Hold a non-EU/EEA passport and will not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans (" Studiefinanciering ")
  2. Have obtained conditional admission to one of the three MA tracks in Theology and Religious Studies;
  3. H ave excellent academic performance and grades during their bachelor/ undergraduate studies;
  4. Not have already obtained a master’s degree from an educational institution in the Netherlands;
  5. Have excellent English language proficiency, in accordance with the admission requirements of the program;
  6. Be available for the whole period of the programme and be able to take part in the entire programme;
  7. Confirm in writing their agreement with the of the grant when awarded with the Talent Grant.

Further Terms and Conditions

Grant information:

The grant is € 5.000,- and is awarded for a 1 year Master’s degree programme in Theology and Religious Studies

Grant provider:
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
Deadline:

March 1, You can apply for the scholarship only after you have received an admission offer from the University of Groningen for one of the four MA tracks of Theology and Religious Studies.

Application:

To apply for the Talent Grant, you should f ill in the application form and add the following documents:

  1. Copy of your University of Groningen (conditional) admission letter to the MA Theology and Religious Studies programme from the Admission Board;
  2. Recommendation letter by a PhD or Professor from your current/last degree programme;
  3. Transcript of Records from your current/last degree programme;
  4. Letter of motivation (in Word) of a maximum of 500 words, in which you indicate why you believe you should be considered for this grant;
  5. Curriculum Vitae.

Please send the form and documents to thrs.prospectives@rug.nl

A selection committee will review the applications. Students are selected on the basis of academic merit (i.e. results obtained in study programme, academic paper, overall evaluation of previous education etc.) and of the candidates' motivational statements. Decisions as to eligibility for awarding a scholarship are made in March (for the September intake). Applicants will be informed ultimately on 15 May.

More information: Please note As the Talent Grant does not amount to a full scholarship, you should acquire additional funding in order to fully finance your study. One of the requirements for being granted a residence permit in the Netherlands is that students must submit proof that they have sufficient financial means to finance their study period in the Netherlands. The University of Groningen advises a budget, not including the tuition fee, of approx. € 10.000 to € 14.000 per year to cover the costs for rent, insurance, living expenses, course books and local transportation. How much money students actually spend will of course depend on their life style and spending habits.
Last modified:29 October 2018 12.55 p.m.