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MA in Art and Visual Culture (Research)


Radboud University    Humanities

Full time September MA 2 years full time

About the course

Whether you wish to specialise in canonical artworks or in forms of visual production like advertisement or YouTube video, this interdisciplinary master’s program will develop your ability to research and analyse visual culture thoroughly and critically.

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Entry Requirements

In order to get admission to this Master's programme, you will need a completed Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Cultural Studies or Classical Languages and Culture or a related area; proficiency in English and additional requirements may be required.


Fees

The legal tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year is €2.209,- and is applicable to EU/EEA, Swiss or Surinamese students who have not yet obtained a Master’s degree in the Netherlands. Our tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students is 16,000 euros.

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Student Profile(s)

Anna Borunova

About the program: The two years spent at Radboud University have changed and enriched my life. I got a chance to attend intellectually stimulating classes and learn to carry out academic research. The university atmosphere was very inspiring to me, and it constantly encouraged me to broaden my intellectual horizons and search for exciting topics and unusual approaches.

Challenges and obstacles: Some of the courses were especially challenging in terms of reading materials and theoretical concepts. However, I believe that this is one of the cornerstones of the master's programme. It is sometimes necessary to push yourself to the intellectual limits in order to make progress.

Thesis: My thesis explores the architectural miniatures depicting mass housing projects built in the Cold War period.

Plans after receiving a degree: I believe in the necessity of art and cultural research in contemporary society and I would like to work on exhibitions that will create new ways of seeing and thinking about works of art, architecture and environments.

Helen Verploegen

What do you like about this programme?
The programme gave me a lot of independence over my own learning and stimulated interdisciplinarity. I was already used to this from my Bachelor so it was great to continue that here. I especially liked how you get to put together your own curriculum with courses from research schools and other universities or faculties. This gives you the chance to learn a lot and also explore new territories. However, it also means that there is a lot of responsibility in your own hands, which can be challenging sometimes. To get the most out of the programme you have to take initiative and be on top of your learning process. Luckily your tutor and the student advisor should be there to advise you when you get stuck or things are unclear.

What do you think about the atmosphere in class?
In most courses of the Master we were together with students from the other specialisations. This creates a nice interdisciplinary atmosphere where you can really learn from each other. Most of the teaching staff is very open and happy to help with your work and stimulates you to think about your future career, although you should not be.

What is your thesis about?
I just finished my research training at the Radboud's Institute for Science in Society and Sovon (Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology). Here I worked on an independent project, analysing how nature enthusiasts and volunteers contribute to knowledge about bird biodiversity through online portals. Currently, I am writing my thesis on a similar topic, combining environmental humanities and digital humanities to investigate how bird biodiversity is represented digitally and what this means for the way we experience and remember nature.

Why do you think is it important that there are people out there with this degree? What are your plans once have received your Master's degree?
I strongly believe that the biggest take away from this programme is that you can stand on your own two feet as a scholar. You learn to be responsible for your own learning, get familiar with interdisciplinary methods and develop critical thinking skills. After I finish my master I am planning to start a PhD where I can hopefully continue my work on the representation of (bird) biodiversity loss in cultural productions.

Scholarships

The Radboud Scholarship Programme is a very selective scholarship programme. It offers talented, highly motivated, non-EEA students with outstanding study results the opportunity to be awarded a scholarship for a complete English-taught Radboud University Master’s degree programme.

Scope of the programme
Each year, a number of partial scholarships are awarded within the Radboud Scholarship Programme for the duration of one of the English taught Master's degree programmes (with the exception of Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes and joint-degree Master's programmes).

A Radboud Scholarship will reduce your tuition fee to € 2,209,- For example: a grant holder in 2022/2023 will pay a tuition fee of only €2,209,- instead of €16,000.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Partial scholarships (legal instead of institutional tuition fees)

Eligibility

- Hold a non-EU/EEA passport
- Are not eligible for the lower EEA tuition fee for other reasons
- Have (will obtain) a Bachelor's degree achieved outside the Netherlands, have no degrees achieved in the Netherlands and did not receive any previous education in the Netherlands (exchange programmes excluded, provided that they are part of the bachelor degree achieved outside the Netherlands)
- Meet the English language proficiency requirement for the Master's programme of your choice
- Have been fully admitted to the English-taught Master's degree programme starting 1 September 2022 as stated in the formal letter of admission

Application Procedure

You can apply by indicating during your application for admission for a Master's programme in the OSIRIS Application system that you wish to apply for a Radboud Scholarship. You will then be requested to upload three additional documents: two reference letters and a curriculum vitae. If you already uploaded these documents for the Master’s programme application, you can upload the same documents again for your scholarship application.

The selection for the scholarship and the admission to the Master's programme are two separate processes: admission to the Master's programme does not imply selection for the scholarship.

You must have completed your application in the online OSIRIS Application system on 28 February 2022 23:59 CEST at the latest.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered for the Radboud Scholarship selection. An incomplete application means that some information and/or documents are missing or illegible. Therefore, please be advised and submit your application in the online OSIRIS Application early February 2022 at the latest so that the Admissions Office has enough time to review your application and inform you in case that it is incomplete.


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Grant amounts for one year courses:
The grant will be paid in 11 monthly installments of € 1,300. International travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of € 900. The residence permit will be arranged and paid for by Radboud University (approximately € 174). Tuition fees are not waived, and differ per programme.

Grant amounts for two year courses:
The grant for the first year of study will be paid in 12 monthly installments of € 1,300. International travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of € 900. The cost of the residence permit (approximately € 174) will also be covered. Tuition fees are not waived, and differ per programme.

The grant for a two year Master's will be available for both years of study, on the condition that sufficient progress is made and sufficient results have been achieved in the first year. If awarded for the second year, the second grant period will not exceed 11 monthly installments of € 1,300.

Value of Scholarship(s)

~€25000 per year

Eligibility

To qualify for a scholarship, applicants must have American nationality, have excellent academic marks, engage in extracurricular activities and be admitted to Radboud University Nijmegen.

Please note that U.S. students currently residing in the Netherlands will not be considered for any awards to the Netherlands. In addition, U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch or European Union citizenship will not be considered.

Application Procedure


Scholarship applications for 2022-2023 are open and close on Tuesday 12 October, 2021 at 5 pm Eastern Time.

Applicants are required to have applied separately to Radboud University by January 1st 2022 for admission to the Master’s programme of their choice via the online application procedure, independent of their Fulbright application.

At the time of application or later during the selection process for the Fulbright grant, scholarship candidates must be admitted to an English taught Master's program at Radboud University and provide a letter of admission. The Radboud University application process opens October 1, 2020.

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The Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme, organised by Nuffic Neso, gives excellent students coming from India, Indonesia, Korea, Russia, South Africa, and Vietnam, the opportunity to study at Radboud University. Radboud University has a maximum of 21 scholarships available for the academic year 2022/2023.

The scholarship consists of a reduction of the institutional tuition fee for non-EEA students (to €2,209,- in 2022/2023). Also, visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance for your stay in the Netherlands (Aon Student Insurance) are covered. The Orange Tulip Scholarship is not a full scholarship and does not include living costs. You can find an indication of what international students should count on spending for one year of living and studying in the Netherlands, on our website.

Value of Scholarship(s)

legal instead of institutional tuition fees

Eligibility

- Are admitted to an English-taught Master’s degree programme at Radboud University, starting 1 September 2022
- Have (will obtain) a Bachelor's degree achieved outside the Netherlands, have no degrees achieved in the Netherlands and did not receive any previous education in the Netherlands (exchange programmes excluded, provided that they are part of the bachelor degree achieved outside the Netherlands)
- Must be a citizen of one of the Neso countries (India, Indonesia, Korea, Russia, South Africa, Vietnam) and should not currently be studying or working in the Netherlands

Application Procedure

The application deadline to apply for all Orange Tulip Scholarship Programmes through your Nuffic NESO office is 28 February 2022, 23:59 CEST. You must also have completed your application for the Master's programme at Radboud University via the online OSIRIS Application system before 28 February 2022, 23:59 CEST.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered for Orange Tulip Scholarship. An incomplete application means that some information and/or documents are missing or illegible. Therefore, please be advised to submit your Master's programme application early February 2022 at the latest so that our Admissions Office has enough time to review your Master's application and inform you in case it is incomplete.

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The Holland Scholarship is co-financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. The scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Ares (EEA) who wish to pursue a master’s degree in Holland.

The Holland Scholarship (HS) gives excellent students the opportunity to study at Radboud University and is open to students with the following nationalities: Albanian, American (USA only), Brazilian, Canadian, Chinese, Colombian, Iranian, Mexican, Taiwanese, Turkish, and Ukrainian. All Radboud University’s English-taught Master’s programmes are eligible for the Holland Scholarship (with the exception of Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes and joint-degree Master's programmes).

The scholarship amounts to €5,000. You will receive this in the first year of your studies and it will be granted once only, even if you are enrolled in a two year programme.

The Holland Scholarship is not a full scholarship. You can find an indication of what international students should count on spending for one year of living and studying in the Netherlands, on our website.

Value of Scholarship(s)

5000 euros

Eligibility

- Are holder of a non-EU/EEA passport and have one of the eligible nationalities
- Are due to pay the tuition fee for non-EEA students and are not eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans
- Don’t have a degree from a Dutch education institution nor study in the Netherlands already, except for current students (2020-2021) in a Pre-Master's programme at Radboud University, and except for exchange programmes, provided that they are part of the bachelor degree achieved outside the Netherlands

Application Procedure

You can apply by indicating during your application for admission for a Master's programme in the OSIRIS Application system that you wish to apply for a Holland Scholarship. The selection for the scholarship and admission to the Master's degree programme are two separate processes: admission to the programme does not imply selection for the Holland Scholarship.

Deadline
You must have completed your application in the online OSIRIS Application system on 31 January 2022 23:59 CEST at the latest.


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Radboud University wants to contribute to a healthy and free world with equal opportunities for all. We find it important to realise a diverse and inclusive campus for all our students and staff. In order to give all talented students the opportunity to become part of our academic community, including students from non-EU/EEA countries who might be financially struggling to pay the institutional Radboud University tuition fee, we offer a number of full scholarships.

The Radboud Encouragement Scholarship is available for applicants from non-EU/EEA countries, applying for one of our English-taught Master’s degree programmes (with the exception of Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes and joint-degree Master's programmes). The scholarship covers the full tuition fee and living costs of €11,100 (as set by the IND, the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service, for 2021-2022) for the duration of the Master’s programme.

Value of Scholarship(s)

€11,100 per year.

Eligibility

-Hold a non-EU/EEA passport
-Are not eligible for the lower EEA tuition fee for other reasons
-Do not have sufficient funds or access to grants or loans to finance your studies at Radboud University
-Have (will obtain) a Bachelor's degree achieved outside the Netherlands, have no degrees achieved in the Netherlands and did not receive any previous education in the Netherlands (exchange programmes excluded, provided that they are part of the bachelor degree achieved outside the Netherlands)
-Meet the English language proficiency requirement for the Master's programme of your choice

Application Procedure

You can apply by indicating during your application for admission for a Master's programme in the OSIRIS Application system that you wish to apply for a Radboud Encouragement Scholarship. You will then be requested to upload two reference letters and a curriculum vitae (you may upload the same reference letters and CV if you have already uploaded those for your Master’s programme application) and the scholarship motivation letter.

Deadline
You must have completed your application in the online OSIRIS Application system on 28 February 2022 23:59 CEST at the latest.


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