University of Groningen scholarships for Students from Developing Countries in Netherlands, 2018

University of Groningen invites applications for the 2018 Bleumink Fund scholarships. The Eric Bleumink Fund awards scholarships to talented students from developing countries. Such scholarships enable them to further develop as individuals and to make important contributions to the development of their own countries.

Since 2000, the year the fund was started, the EBF handed out more than sixty scholarships. This means more than sixty young, ambitious and very talented people were able to follow an additional study at the University of Groningen. They were introduced to an academic culture, libraries and  international contacts they are often lacking in their homeland.

Past winners

How to apply?

You cannot directly apply for an Eric Bleumink Fund (EBF) Talent Grant. The Admissions office and the Faculty Admission Boards nominate suitable candidates. If you are nominated for an Eric Bleumink Fund (EBF) Talent Grant, you will be informed before February 1st, 2019 . If they do not contact you, you are unfortunately not selected.

The funds raised by the Eric Bleumink Fund (EBF) are made available with the intention to provide grants to students from the least developed countries.

This concerns promising students who wish to obtain a Master’s degree. They may be invited to study at the University of Groningen. The training of the candidates should make a contribution to increasing the academic capability of the country in question.

The EBF Talent Grant is popular: each year the University of Groningen received hundreds of applications for an Eric Bleumink Talent Grant. Since only few of them can be awarded with a scholarship the Rules and Regulations needed an update. You can download the updated Rules and Regulations here.

You cannot directly apply for an Eric Bleumink Fund (EBF) Talent Grant. The Admissions office and the Faculty Admission Boards nominate suitable candidates.

The nomination is based on:

1) your application to one of our Master degree programs and

2) on the EBF nomination criteria. If you are nominated for an Eric Bleumink Fund (EBF) Talent Grant, you will be informed before February 1st, 2018 .

Only applicants that have received a (conditional) admission offer for a master programme before February can thus be considered. In order to allow for enough time to process the application to a master programme by the Admission Office, such a master application should be completed by the applicant before 1st of December 2018.

If you have not been notified by the Admission Office about an EBF nomination by 1st of February 2019, this means that, unfortunately, you were not selected as one of the EBF nominees. Any further correspondence about this procedure is not possible.

Scholarship grant

The scholarship will cover:

  • Travel to and from the Netherland
  • accommodation in the Netherlands
  • Allowances: A living allowance of € 970 per month for food and accommodation, to be paid by the end of the month for the next month and A settling allowance of € 275 for extra expenses incurred when arriving in the Netherlands.
  • Expenses refund and insurance

For more information,please visit https://www.rug.nl/alumni/steun-de-rug/eric-bleumink-fund/applying-for-a-grant

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