University of Groningen Talent Grant for Developing Countries

Deadline: 15 January 2016
Open to: students from developing countries applying for Master programme, Master (MSc/MA/LL.M.), PhD programme
Grant: tuition fee, costs of international travel, subsistence, books, and health insurance


University of Groningen through its Eric Bleumink fund offers talent grant for the students of developing countries. Grants are available for pursuing master programme, master (MSc/MA/LL.M.) and PhD programme at University of Groningen.


Eligibility criteria:

  • Academic excellence, shown by academic performance and may be confirmed by letters of recommendation from university professors;
  • Contribution of candidate’s education in terms of strengthening the scientific capacity in the candidate’s home country;
  • Perspectives to a long-term linkage between the home institution and the University of Groningen.


The grant is provided by University of Groningen, 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. University can issue only a limited number of grants.

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.

How to apply?

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:

  1. First the candidate apply for admission to a Master’s programme at the University of Groningen;
  2. 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;
  4. The Board of the Eric Bleumink Fund will take a decision during their meeting in March.

PhD programmes:

  1. An elaborate research proposal or pre-proposal;
  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;
  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 and application process, send e-mail at

For more information, please visit the official website.

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