2016 Eric Bleumink Talent Grants For Postgraduate Programs At University of Groningen, Netherlands

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. The grant covers tuition fee, costs of international travel, subsistence, books, and health insurance. The grant is awarded for a 1 year or 2 years Master’s degree programme. To be nominated the student needs to be (conditionally) admitted to one of the Master’s programmes. The application deadline is January 15th, 2016.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in all subjects offered by the University of Groningen.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing Master programme, Master (MSc/MA/LL.M.), PhD programme at University of Groningen.
Scholarship Provider: Eric Bleumink Fund, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Scholarship can be taken at: Netherlands

Eligibility: Criteria for approval are: (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.

Scholarship Open for International Students: This Scholarship program for following Developing Countries : Afghanistan, Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia,Cameroon,, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe, Korea, Dem. Rep., Timor-Leste, West Bank and Gaza Strip, Congo (Rep.), Côte d’Ivoire, Kyrgyz Republic, Micronesia (Federated States), Sudan (Rep.), Congo (Dem Rep.), South Sudan, Central African Republic.

Scholarship Description: University of Groningen offers Talent Grant for Developing Countries through the Eric Bleumink fund. 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.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The grant is awarded for a 1 year or 2 years Master’s degree programme. 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.

What does it cover? 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.

Notifications: The Board of the Eric Bleumink Fund will take a decision during their meeting in March. The studyprogramme and the candidate will both be informed on the decision taken by the Board.

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:
-First the candidate should apply for admission to a Master’s programme at the University of Groningen .
-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.
-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 study programme only two candidates can be nominated.
Ph.D programmes: The application should consist of:
-an elaborate research proposal or pre-proposal and
-a letter of recommendation from the academic supervisor describing the benefits of the research for the department and/or the University of Groningen.
-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 .
-Motivation: it should be made clear by the applicant that requests for other funding have also been submitted.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 15th, 2016.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application


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