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Learning how to make discoveries that will contribute to a better understanding of the fundamental behaviour of molecules and materials.
Most chemical research involves synthesising and characterising new molecules. So basically, a trial and error system. This specialisation goes one step further: it aims at fundamentally unravelling the properties of molecules and materials. How do pharmaceutical molecules arrange in different forms and how does this affect their efficiency as a drug? And in what way does the molecular structure of a polymer influence the mechanical strength of plastics? We try to find the answers by developing theory and applying physical set-ups for advanced spectroscopic experiments, such as high magnetic fields,
1.A completed Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Molecular Science, Physics or equivalent
2.A proficiency in English (Non-native speakers of English* without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following):
a.A TOEFL score of ≥575 (paper based) or ≥90 (internet based)
b.An IELTS score of ≥6.5
c.Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher
€2,168 (from EEA countries); €16,500 (from non-EEA countries)
The Master's specialisation Physical Chemistry allows you to dive into both physical and analytical aspects of Chemistry. I mainly like that you can really experience performing research during this master via the focus on internships. My research internship has challenged me to become a researcher. Being part of a research team has brought me more than I could have imagined before I started this master program.
I really like the atmosphere in class. The class size is relatively small and, therefore, allows an easy access to the teachers. This stimulates a good learning environment.
The most challenging part of the Master's specialisation for me was also one of the nice components of this programme: the freedom to choose a minor programme that suits your wishes. At first, it was hard to identify the research field on which I would like to perform my minor internship, but the courses are a nice way to identify possible research fields.
I am performing my Master's internship at the Magnetic Resonance Research Center. I am involved in a project to further develop an NMR technique ideally suited to analyze complex mixtures, such as biofluids. This research internship has allowed me to experience all facets of research from setting up experiments to publishing an article.
This Master's specialisation teaches to do research on the edge between Physics and Chemistry, an interdisciplinary field which can stimulate many research advances in the future. Personally, I would like to perform a PhD after obtaining my Master's degree to continue doing what I like the most: research.
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 12 full scholarships and about 25 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, joint-degree Master's programmes, and the Master's programme in Theology (3year)).
A full scholarship covers the tuition fee of €16,000/€16,500 and living costs of €10,800 (as set by the IND, the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service, for 2021/2022).
A partial scholarship will reduce your tuition fee to € 2,168. For example: a grant holder in 2021/2022 will pay a tuition fee of only €2,168, instead of €16,000/€16,500.
Full scholarships (tuition and living) and partial scholarships (legal instead of institutional tuition fees)
You will be eligible to apply for a Radboud Scholarship if you:
- 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
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.
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 € 1,250. International travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of € 900. The cost of the residence permit (approximately € 192) 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 € 1,250.
~€25000 per year
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.
For more information please see our website.
Through the Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) programme, Dutch higher education institutions offer incentive scholarships to attract highly qualified Brazilians to follow a study programme at Master's level. The scholarship is available for students from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa and Vietnam.
Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,168 in 2021/2022). Also, visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are covered.
legal instead of institutional tuition fees
For students from Brazil who study at Master's level at Radboud University.
The application deadline for all Orange Tulip Scholarship Programmes is 1 March. You need to apply for the scholarship via the Nuffic Neso office in your country.
Please note: you must also have completed your application for admission at Radboud University before 1 March 2020.
The Holland Scholarship is 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: Canadian, American (USA only), Colombian, Taiwanese and Turkish. All Radboud University’s English-taught Master’s programmes are eligible for the Holland Scholarship (with the exception of Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes, joint or double-degree Master's programmes and the Master's programme in Theology).
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.
To be eligible for the Holland Scholarship selection, you
1. are holder of a non-EU/EEA passport and have one of the eligible nationalities (Canadian, American (USA only), Colombian, Taiwanese and Turkish)
2. 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
3. don’t have a degree from a Dutch education institution nor study in the Netherlands already
4. meet the specific requirements for admission to the Master’s Programme of your choice and for enrollment at Radboud University.
You apply for the scholarship by indicating during your application for admission for a Master’s programme that you wish to apply for a Holland Scholarship. This means that the application for admission and the application for the scholarship are fully integrated.
The application deadline for the Holland Scholarship is 1 February 2018. Your application for the scholarship will only be processed if you have completed your application for a Master’s programme before February 1st as well.
You will be informed about the final decision by the International Office with respect to your application for a Holland Scholarship before 15 March 2018.
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