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Focusing on the interface of theories of the good society, globalisation, legitimacy and power.
Political theory is the soul of political science: it’s not about determining what the facts are but about determining what they mean and what should be done with them. It’s about the genuine and the deceptive arguments used to interfere in other people’s lives and business. We need political theory anywhere where power is used both covertly and openly, where policies are made and where choices are questioned and criticised.
As a political theorist, you will ask what would be sensible instead of what people call sensible. Just a handful of questions you will be asking and seeking the answers to: Is there a moral foundation for national sovereignty or
1. A completed Bachelor's degree in Political Science or a related discipline.
2. Competency in Social Science Research Methodology
3. 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 ≥90, with subscores not lower than 18
b. A IELTS score of ≥6.5, with subscores not lower than 6.0
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); €16,000 (from non-EEA countries).
What I liked about the program is the possibility to broaden and extend my knowledge of political theory and thereby understand the world a little bit better. The extensive discussions in class about theories, their strong and weak points, really contributed to that. Another plus of the programme are the small classes and the fact that you really get to know your fellow students.
The programme exceeded my expectations, because it not only taught me in-depth knowledge of political theories but also some practical skills due to the manner of examination. Examination consisted of discussions in class and writing papers. As a result, I learned to formulate my ideas and argue in a constructive and clear way. This skill really helps me in my current job.
In addition to the political theory courses, the programme also exists of some methodology courses. Although methodology was not my favourite course, it does help me to evaluate whether research or analysis is done properly or not.
The topics and theories that were covered in the programme are not only vague or abstract, but are also about much debated issues in society. For example, we had discussions about animal rights, future generations, recognition and immigration laws. Discussing those topics helped me better understand some news events or political decisions.
In my current job, I notice how many people view situations or problems from a single perspective. Political Science, and Political Theory in specific, enabled me to view things from more than one view and, for example, play the devil’s advocate. Adding a political or ethical view, helps to see the bigger picture and make a more sensible and ethical decision.
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.
StuNed or Studeren in Nederland is a scholarship programme that is an integral part of the bilateral cooperation between the Governments of the Netherlands and Indonesia. The main objectives of StuNed are to strengthen the human resources in Indonesian organisations and the bilateral relations between the Netherlands and Indonesia at the same time.
The priority areas of StuNed, based on the strategic goals of the Embassy, are:
International Trade, Finance and Economics
Transport, (Agro)logistics and Infrastructure
Security and Rule of Law
Agro-Food and Horticulture
Students wishing to undertake a Master's programme in the Netherlands related to one of these priority areas can apply for the StuNed scholarship.
maximum EUR 20,000
The scholarship is intended for recent graduates and young professionals. Candidates must meet the following requirements:
- Excellent academic and non-academic achievements.
- Recent graduates with a very high GPA are likely to be selected. Relevant work experience is not necessary but is valued.
- A chosen study programme with a clear relation to the objectives of the StuNed programme.
In addition, the following conditions are valuable for the application:
- Prior study or work experience in one of the bilateral priority areas.
- Other sources of funding.
For more information on the StuNed Programme and how to apply, please visit the Nuffic Neso Indonesia StuNed website.
The deadline for application is 15 March.