Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Netherlands

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16 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Of the 16 Fulbright study/research grants, approximately 10 are provided by the Netherland-America Foundation, which seeks to maintain and strengthen the ties between the Netherlands and the United States. These grants are called the Netherland-America Foundation/Fulbright Grants. A number of Netherland-America Foundation/Fulbright Grants have specific requirements or fields.


Language:

A working knowledge of Dutch is useful at the time of arrival in the Netherlands. University lectures are in both English and Dutch.


Grant period:

9 months. Grants must start September 1.


Candidate profile:

Applications will be considered from well-qualified candidates at all degree levels and in all fields if projects can be carried out in Dutch institutions of higher learning. The Commission encourages applications from graduate students whose projects involve full-time graduate study, or combine research and graduate advanced courses and seminars, at Dutch institutions where English is the working language. Students working toward their Ph.D. degrees who can carry out well-formulated independent research projects will also be considered.


Ineligibility:

U.S. students currently residing in the Netherlands will not be considered for any awards to the Netherlands. Also, U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch citizenship will not be considered. 


Affiliation:

Candidates obtain their own placements and must furnish proof of acceptance from an academic institution or letters of affiliation from appropriate Dutch specialists to be considered for a grant. If this is not possible at the time of application, this can be provided at a later date. Due to the Dutch residence permit laws, all candidates need to be affiliated with an institute that has legal status to apply for a residence permit on the candidate's behalf. All universities, conservatories and most research institutes fall into this category.


Grant Benefits:

The grant consists of a monthly allowance of €1,050 for 9 months. In addition, the cost of the residence permit will be covered and the cost of international travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of €900.


General comments:

Applicants should be aware that tuition waivers are rarely given. Waivers of tuition fees are at the discretion of the Dutch educational institution, and applicants are responsible for requesting waivers. In the event a fee waiver is not granted, candidates should be aware that the Fulbright grant does not provide the cost of these fees.


Contact:

For all awards:

l.pietersen@fulbright.nl


Website:

www.fulbright.nl


1 NAF/Fulbright Fellowship in Water Management

Please note:

This Fellowship is limited to research related to flooding. Other water management areas, such as managing municipal water supplies, are not supported by this Fellowship.


Candidate profile:

Candidates at all degree levels will be considered. Preference will be given to those with coursework in civil engineering. Applicants should have attained their undergraduate core technical skills already, but will want to complement these with a graduate multidisciplinary study of water management aspects, such as:

1. Assessment of flooding risks (e.g., determining acceptable flooding risks in relation to other natural disasters; distributing risks to minimize damage; effects of climate change; assessing economic, social, environmental, and/or cultural damages using studies conducted by insurance companies; insurability);

2. Spatial planning in flood-prone areas (e.g., the use of simulation hydraulic modeling tools applied to complicated interdependent resource management choices);

3. Mitigating flood impact (e.g., influencing land development of flood-prone areas through legislation; developing of evacuation plans and disaster management).


Ineligibility:

U.S. students currently residing in the Netherlands will not be considered for any awards to the Netherlands. Also, U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch citizenship will not be considered.


Affiliation:

The TU Delft is a large technical university (www.tudelft.nl) and the Grantee must be prepared to be an independent researcher. There is no formal structure to support Fulbright grantees, so it is important for the Grantee to arrange beforehand where and with whom he/she would like to work. There are no expectations by the university, but there may be agreements on the basis of the research between the Grantee and the research director. The Grantee will be placed with the Delft Research Initiative Environment .


Grant Benefits:

The grant consists of a monthly allowance of €1,050 for 9 months. In addition, the cost of the residence permit will be covered and the cost of international travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of €900.


1 NAF/Fulbright Duisenberg School of Finance Fellowship

Duisenberg School of Finance is a private institute set up by leaders within the finance industry and top Dutch universities. The specialized DSF Master’s in Finance (and Law) program boasts a more comprehensive and rigorous understanding of finance than any other traditional Master’s degree. DSF stands for top education and research in finance. It is a premier private finance school located in the heart of Europe with world-class faculty and direct links to industry leaders in the world of finance. Duisenberg School of Finance offers MSc Finance programs in Corporate Finance & Banking, Risk Management, Financial Markets & Regulations, as well as an LLM in Finance & Law.


Language:

A working knowledge of Dutch is useful at the time of arrival in the Netherlands, but is not compulsory.


Grant period:

12 months. Grants must start September 1.


Candidate profile:

Candidates should have: a bachelor’s degree in finance, business, econometrics, mathematics or a related discipline; present a competitive GMAT/GRE score; be well-rounded with strong motivation, ambition and interpersonal skills. After an initial evaluation, selected candidates will be invited for an admissions interview before a final decision of acceptance is made by the admissions committee.


Ineligiblity:

U.S. students currently residing in the Netherlands will not be considered for any awards to the Netherlands. Also, U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch citizenship are excluded. 


Grant benefits:

The NAF/Fulbright Duisenberg School of Finance Fellowship consists of a tuition waiver of €29,000, plus a stipend of €8,000 (total value approximately $50,000) for a U.S. applicant to be applied towards the cost of any of the Duisenberg Master’s programs. The dollar amount is still valid even with this higher tuition fee, as the exchange rates have altered. Please visit the Duisenberg School of Finance website for more information at www.dsf.nl


1 NAF/Fulbright Research Fellowship In Computer Science, Math, Physics, Engineering Fields, Marketing and Finance

Candidate profile:

Candidates in the fields of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics or Physics, especially those applicants with strong research interests in the following areas, will be considered:

  1. Control systems for green office buildings (control systems for temperature control, lighting, HVAC);
  2. Wireless technologies;
  3. Medical imaging technology (includes imaging for therapy and use in image-guided surgery);
  4. Healthcare or Medical Informatics;
  5. Acoustical Engineering (beam forming); or
  6. Marketing and Finance


Ineligibility:

U.S. students currently residing in the Netherlands will not be considered for any awards to the Netherlands. Also, U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch citizenship are excluded. 


Grant Benefits:

The grant consists of a monthly allowance of €1,050 for 9 months. In addition, the cost of the residence permit will be covered and the cost of international travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of €900.


1 NAF/Fulbright Fellowship for Childhood Cancer Research

The Netherland-America Foundation in collaboration with KiKa (Dutch Foundation for Children Cancer Free (Kinderen Kankervrij - http://www.kika.nl/) supports special grants to benefit childhood cancer research. Research must be conducted in one of the seven pediatric oncology centers (listed below) in the Netherlands; or the student must have a mentor who is affiliated with one of these seven centers.

  1. Emma Kinderziekenhuis AMC – Amsterdam
  2. UMC Groningen Koningin Beatrix Kinderkliniek - Groningen
  3. Willem-Alexander Kinder- en Jeugdcentrum - Leiden
  4. UMC St. Radboud Kinderziekenhuis - Nijmegen
  5. ErasmusMC - Sophia Kinderziekenhuis - Rotterdam
  6. VU Medisch Centrum - Amsterdam
  7. Wilhelmina Kinderziekenhuis - Utrecht
     


Language:

A working knowledge of Dutch is useful, but not mandatory, at the time of arrival in The Netherlands.


Grant period:

6-9 months, starting September 1.


Candidate profile:

Graduates from schools of medicine and students pursuing graduate studies or research in the basic clinical or pharmaceutical sciences with application to the field of oncology will be considered. Also students in biomedical sciences, psychology and other fields are considered, if their research is in the field of childhood cancer.


Ineligibility:

U.S. students currently residing in The Netherlands will not be considered for any awards to The Netherlands. Also, U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch citizenship are excluded.


Grant benefits:

This grant consists of a monthly allowance of €1,050. In addition, the cost of the residence permit will be covered and the cost of international travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of €900.


Dependents:

No dependent allowance is available.


1 Fulbright/Maastricht University Scholarship

Maastricht University uses Problem-Based Learning, an innovative teaching method that focuses on small groups, active participation, and informal contacts between students and the academic staff. This approach to teaching, together with the international student population, gives students significant opportunities to acquire knowledge and experience from a range of different perspectives. The majority of the bachelor’s programs and almost all of the Master’s and Ph.D. programs are taught in English. UM focuses its research on international issues critical to the development of society. In 2011, UM was ranked among the highest in teaching in the Netherlands by the Dutch Guide to Higher Education and the School of Business and Economics was awarded a prestigious Triple Crown Accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA).


Language:

Some knowledge of Dutch is useful at the time of arrival in the Netherlands, but is not mandatory. Many UM programs are in English. If the candidate wishes to enter into a program where Dutch is the language of instruction, then he/she must have adequate language capability to do so.


Grant period:

9 months, starting September 1.


Candidate profile:

Applications will be considered from well-qualified candidates in all fields for which graduate programs are offered by Maastricht University. Only students who are admitted (at the time of application or later during the selection process for the Fulbright grant) and who furnish proof of acceptance to one of the graduate programs will be considered. Please visit the UM Master’s website for more information on programs and admissions.


Ineligibility:

U.S. students currently residing in the Netherlands will not be considered for any awards to the Netherlands. Also, U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch citizenship are excluded. 


Grant benefits:

The grant consists of a monthly allowance of €1050, plus a full waiver for the cost of tuition. In addition, international travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of €900, and the cost of the residence permit will be reimbursed, as well.


Dependents:

No dependent allowance is available.


1 Fulbright/Eindhoven University Research Fellowship

Eindhoven University of Technology is a leading international university specializing in engineering science and technology. ICMS is particularly strong in the field of engineering of complex molecular systems and focuses on applications in the area of sustainability, energy efficiency, soft biomaterials and functional materials. ICMS brings researchers from different areas together to promote cross-pollination of ideas between departments and disciplines. Excellent research groups, together with newly appointed tenure track scientists, form the basis for a multidisciplinary research platform for building knowledge and infrastructure in systems chemistry and supra-molecular chemistry. The Complex Molecular Systems Graduate Program is built on the strengths of ICMS. MSc and Ph.D. students are part of the research groups of ICMS staff members, which will reinforce their training as independent scientists heading for a career in academics.


Language:

A working knowledge of Dutch is useful at the time of arrival in the Netherlands, but is not compulsory.


Grant period:

9 months, starting September 1.


Candidate profile:

The candidate should ideally be enrolled in a Ph.D. program at a U.S. university, have finished his/her Master’s requirements and be in his/her first, second or third year after the Master’s. The candidate should have a background in the field of natural sciences, in particular chemistry and chemical engineering, physics, mathematics, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering or related fields.

The grantee will be affiliated with the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS) of Eindhoven University of Technology. To ensure that the proposed project is a good fit, please contact Sagitta Peters at the ICMS with a description of the project. Ms. Peters will provide you with a letter of invitation if the project is approved by ICMS.


Ineligibility:

U.S. students currently residing in the Netherlands will not be considered for any awards to the Netherlands. Also, U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch citizenship are excluded.


Grant benefits:

Eindhoven University offers one grant of €20,000 (approximately $26,400). In addition, international travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of €900, and the costs of a residence permit will also be reimbursed.


Dependents:

No dependent allowance is available. 


4 Fulbright – VU University Amsterdam Scholarships

Institution Profile:

VU University Amsterdam is ranked among Europe’s top research universities and provides an internationally oriented community in which students can develop their full potential.  A high level of ambition characterizes research and education at this university. Free and open communication of ideas, strongly oriented toward people and society, are encouraged. The university seeks renewal, using the strength of the variety of academic disciplines, nationalities, ideologies and social convictions that exist in the environment. VU University offers a competitive range of research and academic graduate programs, covering all major academic disciplines. The university is located in one of the most dynamic and fast-growing business districts in The Netherlands in which employees with an international background are widely appreciated. Amsterdam is the most culturally diverse city in the world, boasting 179 different nationalities, where English is widely spoken.


Language:

Some knowledge of Dutch is useful at the time of arrival in The Netherlands, but not mandatory. The grants are available only for Master’s programs taught in English.


Grant period:

12 months, starting September 1.


Candidate profile:

Applicants must have strong motivation and excellent study results. Candidates must be admitted (at the time of application or later during the selection process for the Fulbright grant) to pre-selected English taught Master’s degree programs at VU University. The list of these programs can be found at www.vu.nl/vufp.


Ineligibility:

U.S. students currently residing in the Netherlands will not be considered for any awards to The Netherlands. Also, U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch citizenship are excluded.


Grant benefits:

The grant will be paid in 12 monthly instalments of € 1.050. International travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of € 900. The cost of the residence permit (approximately € 350) will be covered as well. An extra allowance of € 1.150 will be paid at arrival and can be used to cover the cost of the tuition fee or the costs of settling in. Tuition fees are not waived, but differ per program.


Dependents:

No dependent allowance is available.


Contacts:

For further information about the Fulbright grant, please contact Ms. Linda Pietersen - l.pietersen@fulbright.nl. For more information about the programs of VU University contact vufp@vu.nl.


1 Fulbright/ Radboud University Nijmegen Scholarship

Institutional profile:

Radboud University Nijmegen is a student-oriented research university, situated in the oldest city of The Netherlands. Established in 1923, it is now one of the country’s leading academic communities.

Radboud encourages a personal style of teaching, which offers plenty of opportunity to work closely with leading researchers and excellent teachers in small, interactive and often interdisciplinary seminars. New buildings and state-of-the art facilities such as the spectacular Faculty of Science, the Guesthouse and the High Field Magnet Laboratory have made the green campus an ultra-modern and innovative center of knowledge.


Language:

Some knowledge of Dutch is useful at the time of arrival in The Netherlands, but not mandatory.


Grant period:

12 months, starting September 1.


Candidate profile:

Applicants must have an excellent academic record. Applicants should also be interested in engaging in extracurricular activities and demonstrate a strong motivation to study at Radboud University Nijmegen.

Candidates must (at the time of application or later during the selection process for the Fulbright grant) be admitted to pre-selected English taught Master’s degree programs at Radboud University. To view the Taught Master’s programs available, please click here.


Ineligibility:

U.S. students currently residing in the Netherlands or dual U.S. and Dutch citizens will not be considered for this award.


Grant benefits:

The grant will be paid in 12 monthly installments of € 1.050. International travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of € 900. The cost of the residence permit (approximately € 350) will be covered as well. An extra allowance of € 1.150 will be paid at arrival and can be used to cover the cost of the tuition fee or the costs of settling in. Tuition fees are not waived, but differ per program.


Contacts:

For further information about the Fulbright grant, please contact Ms. Linda Pietersen - l.pietersen@fulbright.nl. For more information about admission and enrolment at Radboud University contact admissionoffice@dsz.ru.nl


I am a....

Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.