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Talent Grants and Scholarships at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies

The faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Groningen offers several Talent Grants and Scholarships for talented (PhD) students.

Grants and Scholarships for MA students

Talent Grant 1-year MA programme in Theology and Religious Studies

For the 1-year MA programme in Theology and Religious Studies, there are several Talent Grants available for each track in the MA-programme:

Specifications

  • € 5,000 for one year
  • for excellent international students from OUTSIDE the European Economic Area (EEA). The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
  • deadline: 1 March

Talent Grant 2-year MA programme in Theology and Religious Studies (research)

Yearly, there is one Talent Grant available for an excellent student in the Research Master's Programme.

Specifications

  • 50% of the total 2-year tuition fee.
  • for excellent international students from OUTSIDE the European Economic Area (EEA). The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
  • deadline: 1 March

Florentino García Martínez Research Master Scholarship

The scholarship is specifically for students in the fields of Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and Dead Sea Scrolls, enrolled in the two-year Research Master's Programme.

Specifications

  • € 1,000
  • for excellent Dutch and inter national students (both EU and Non-EU), wishing to specialize in the fields of Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and Dead Sea Scrolls
  • deadline non-EU/EEA students: 1 March
  • deadline EU/EEA students: 15 May
  • you can apply for the scholarship only after you have received an admission offer from the University of Groningen for the Research Master's Programme or after you have enrolled in the Research Master's programme.

Holland Scholarship

The Holland Scholarship is is awarded yearly to one non-EU student in either the one-year or the two-year MA programme in Theology and Religious Studies.

Specifications

  • € 5,000
  • for excellent international students from OUTSIDE the European Economic Area (EEA). The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
  • deadline first call: 1 February
  • deadline second call: 1 May
  • All applicants for the second call will be placed on the reserve list. You can apply for this second call between 2 February 2018 and 1 May 2018. You can only apply for one call (first or second call).
  • you can apply for the scholarship only after you have received an admission offer from the University of Groningen

Additional Funding

Please note: As the Talent Grants and Holland Scholarship do 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.

For additional funding options, you can check the UG Grantfinder.

Grants and Scholarships for PhD students and Postdocs

PhD Scholarship Programme

The University of Groningen welcomes international PhD students with a competitive scholarship from their home country. To this end, the University will top up these scholarships to the same amount (€ 1.700,-) as that of regular PhD scholarship students in the PhD scholarship programme .

More information and application

Dirk Smilde Scholarship

Awarded by the Qumran Institute of the Facultry of Theology and Religious Studies

Specifications

  • € 1,000 a month , in a range between a minimum of three and a maximum of six months
  • for excellent PhD students and postdocs in the fields of Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and Dead Sea Scrolls
  • deadline: 15 June 2019
  • More information and application

Other Financial Matters

The University of Groningen has a special website with more information on practical financial matters such as tuition fees, USA and UK loan programmes, living expenses, and opening a Dutch bank account.

Contact

If you have any questions about these talent grants and the Holland Scholarship, please send an email to internationaloffice.thrs@rug.nl .

Last modified:17 September 2018 10.19 a.m.