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Msc in International Political Economy


Radboud University    Business and Economics

Full time September MSc 1 year full time

About the course

In our Master’s specialisation in International Political Economy (IPE) you will uncover the economic and political dimensions of global issues and power struggles behind policy choices.

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Entry Requirements

You can follow this specialisation as one of the following Master’s programmes. This means that you will graduate with a MSc in either Economics or in Political Science, even though the study programme of IPE is the same. The admission requirements depend on which MSc you want to acquire.

During your application process, you will have to choose the Master’s in Economics or the Master’s in Political Science, which leads respectively to a MSc in Economics or a MSc in Political Science.


Fees

The legal tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year is €2.314,- 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 16,500 euros.

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Student Profile(s)

Jolien Huisman

I really liked IPE as it is a truly interdisciplinary programme. While I had a background in both Economics and Political Science already, this Master's really combined both perspectives in a challenging and interesting way. It definitely helped me to understand societal events and challenges from multiple angles. Getting a Master's degree in Economics while also deepen into political science, international relations and IPE specifically is unique.

IPE is a small programme, in which personal attention definitely is an important aspect of the programme. Interestingly, the class exists of students from different backgrounds; discussions and debates with both political science students and economics students makes you to really consider a topic from multiple angles. Also getting taught by both Economics and Political Science teachers definitely encourages this further. The specific Economics classes were a bit bigger, but also in these classes the atmosphere was good and the debates interesting.

I wrote my thesis about newly emerged semi-authoritarian regimes. In this thesis I used mathematical and graphic analyses to understand these occurrences. The thesis is a perfect example of how to combine both Economics and Political Science.

After this Master's I am going to follow another Master's 'European Master in Law and Economics', as both during my Bachelor's and Master's I really enjoyed interdisciplinary studies. Getting an interdisciplinary education will definitely help for getting a job in policy making.

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
- Meet the English language proficiency requirement for the Master's programme of your choice
- Have been (will be) fully admitted to the English-taught Master's degree programme starting 1 September
- Are enrolled at Radboud University as a full-time student for the academic year and Master's degree programme for which the scholarship will be awarded.

Application Procedure

You can apply by indicating during your application for admission for a Master's programme at Radboud University 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 have not already done so for the Master's programme 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.


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Grant amounts for one year courses:
The grant will be paid in 11 monthly installments of € 1,250. International travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of € 900. The residence permit will be arranged and paid for by Radboud University (approximately € 192). 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

For more information please see our website.


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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.

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 (and at the time of your scholarship application you need to have at least applied for this Master's programme 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 you applied for at Radboud University

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. We recommend you to hand in your proof of English proficiency before the deadline of 28 February 2022 as well.


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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

-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 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.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered for the Holland 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 January 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. We recommend you hand in your proof of English proficiency before the deadline of 31 January 2022 as well.


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A Joint Scholarship Program for Indonesian citizens wishing to do a master programme that can be linked to the following themes:

- Water Management and Technology;
- Entrepreneurship, Sustainable and Circular Economy focused on Fisheries and Marine.
- Fisheries and Marine Sciences and Technology

Students wishing to undertake a Master's programme in the Netherlands related to one of these priority areas can apply for the scholarship.

Value of Scholarship(s)

maximum EUR 20,000

Eligibility

Eligible Master's programmes and specialisations at Radboud University include:

- Adaptive Organisms
- Water & Environment
- Science, Management & Innovation
- Spatial Planning- Cities, Water and Climate Change

For more information, please visit our website.

Application Procedure

For more information on the StuNed Programme and how to apply, please visit the Nuffic Neso Indonesia StuNed website.

The deadline for application is 25 May 2021.


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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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