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University of Groningen Announces Talent Grant: Eric Bleumink Fund

posted Oct 21, 2015, 12:55 AM by Karzan Ghafur Khidhir Qadir

Purposes: Master programme, Master (MSc/MA/LL.M.), Ph.D.


Eligible candidates:

(a) academic excellence, shown by academic performance and may be confirmed by letters of recommendation from university professors.

(b) contribution of candidate’s education in terms of strengthening the scientific capacity in the candidate’s home country.

(c) perspectives to a long-term linkage between the home institution and the University of Groningen.

For Ph.D programmes , the grants will usually be awarded for a maximum period of four years. Part of the research should be conducted in the home country and part in Groningen.

Grant information:

The grant is awarded for a 1 year or 2 years Master’s degree programme.

The grant covers tuition fee, costs of international travel, subsistence, books, and health insurance.  Please note that a considerable number of students apply for this scholarship each year, whereas the University can issue only a limited number of grants.

Grant provider:  University of Groningen

Deadline: January 15th 2016. (opening call: October 15th 2015)

 Application:  To be nominated the student needs to be (conditionally) admitted to one of the Master's programmes. Nominations will be handled by the admissions officers. 

Master's degree programmes: A step-by-step application guide

1. First the candidate should apply for admission to a Master's programme at the University of Groningen .

2. When the candidate applies for this admission, he or she must indicate on the online application that he/she wishes to be nominated for a Eric Bleumink Fund scholarship.

3. If the study programme board agrees with the candidacy for a EBF scholarship, they will send a standard application form including the motivation of the candidate to the Board of the Eric Bleumink Fund prior to 1 March. Per studyprogramme only two candidates can be nominated.

4. The Board of the Eric Bleumink Fund will take a decision during their meeting in March.

5. The studyprogramme and the candidate will both be informed on the decision taken by the Board.

6. If a candidate is selected the coordinator and the candidate will have contact on the details of his or her arrival. If necessary he/she can contact the Board of the Eric Bleumink Fund for extra assistance.

Ph.D programmes:  The application should consist of:

1. an elaborate research proposal or pre-proposal and

2. a letter of recommendation from the academic supervisor describing the benefits of the research for the department and/or the University of Groningen.

3. The application may also be submitted by the academic supervisor at the University of Groningen or at the home institute in the developing country. The academic supervisor in Groningen participates in one of the Research Schools or Research Institutes of the University of Groningen.

4. Motivation: it should be made clear by the applicant that requests for other funding have also been submitted.

For detailed information regarding the scholarship programme, please go to: