Eric Bleumink Grant Scholarships for Master Students from Developing Countries to Study in Holland

University of Groningen Talent Grant: Eric Bleumink Fund

Course(s) Offered: All fields
Course Level: Masters (MSc/MA/LL.M.)
Provider: Eric Bleumink Fund
Country to Study in: Netherlands

Scholarship Description
The Eric Bleumink Fund, established on 23 May 2000, provides financial support to Master’s students and PhD students from developing countries wishing to pursue a Master’s degree or doctorate.

This initiative will not only improve the cooperation between the University of Groningen and universities in developing countries, but will also raise the level of academic expertise in these countries.

All applications to the Masters programmes at the University of Groningen must be completed on or before 1st December so as to allow adequate time for processing of the submitted applications, and subsequent award of this grant scholarship.

Candidates for the Eric Bleumink Fund should:
  • Have obtained conditional admission to the program of choice (see: )
  • Have excellent academic performance, preferably to be confirmed by letters of recommendation
  • Have excellent grades during their bachelor/undergraduate studies;
  • Have excellent English language proficiency, in accordance with the admission requirements of the program of choice
  • Be available for the whole period of the programme and be able to take part in the entire programme
  • Be in good health, so that health insurance in the Hold the nationality of a country appearing in Appendix 1 (see official website for this).
  • Have no other means of financing the study in question
Eligible Groups
Citizens of the following countries:

Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Tanzania, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Timor-Leste, Sudan (Rep.), Congo (Dem Rep.), South Sudan, Central African Republic, Zambia

Participating Institution(s)
University of Groningen, Netherlands

Field(s) of study
All Masters level programmes, including Master of Science (MSc), Master of Arts (MA), and the Master of Laws (LL.M.) as available and offered at University of Groningen.

The Eric Bleumink Fund no longer offers support for doctoral programs. Only Masters programs are now supported. You may want to see an overview of the Master’s programs or Doctoral programs at the University.

Number of awards
Not specified by provider, however, per study programme only two candidates can be nominated.

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.

Sponsorship duration
The grant is awarded for a 1 year or 2 years Master’s degree programme

Scholarship benefits
The grant covers tuition fee, costs of international travel, subsistence, books, and health insurance.

Method of Application
It is not possible to actively apply for an Eric Bleumink Fund Scholarship. Suitable candidates will be informed about a nomination. The University of Groningen Admission Office, in consultation with the Admission Boards of its faculties, will determine which applicants will be nominated for an Eric Bleumink Fund scholarship. Only applicants who have received a (conditional) admission offer for a master programme before February can thus be considered.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this grant scholarship.

In order to allow for enough time to process the application to a master programme by the Admission Office, such a master application should be completed by the applicant before 1st of December.

The Board of the Eric Bleumink Fund will take a decision during their meeting, as referred to above. The study programme and the candidate will both be informed on the decision taken by the Board. If a candidate is selected the coordinator and the candidate will have contact on the details of his or her arrival. If necessary he/she can contact the Board of the Eric Bleumink Fund for extra assistance.

The University of Groningen greatly values strong links between research and education. Students are involved in current research, and the Honours College and the wide range of Research Master’s degree programmes gives them the opportunity to develop their research skills.

The University of Groningen (abbreviated as UG), located in the city of Groningen, was founded in 1614. It is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands as well as one of its largest. It is a member of the distinguished international Coimbra Group of European universities.

Application Deadline: 1 December 2018
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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  1. This is information is obsolete and represented without permission of the Eric Bleumink Fund.

    1. This information has now been updated to the latest as permitted and announced by the Eric Bleumink Fund on its site. Thank you @Derk for calling our attention to the previously obsolete information.

  2. Thank you for the information, iam called lillian I have a bachelor degree in community health , i would like to study masters in public health and health care management. am so interest, is it possible to get a full scholarship. Thanks.