Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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16 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Of the 16 Fulbright study/research grants, approximately 8 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 restrictions. Please review the below information for complete details. 


Grant Period:

9 months.

Grants must begin by 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.

In addition, U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch citizenship will not be considered. 


Accepted Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not required.

Additional Information: Dutch language proficiency is not required, but is useful at the time of arrival. Some study of Dutch prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. University lectures are in both English and Dutch.


Fulbright Proposal Type :

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

Applicants are responsible for arranging their own affiliations. If applicants can obtain letters of affiliation/letters of admission in advance of the application deadline, please include this.  If this is not possible at the time of application, applicants can provide this when awarded a grant.

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.


Affiliation/ Tuition Waivers:

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

Please see this link for grant amounts. 

 


Dependents:

Dependent support is not provided. 

 


1 NAF/Fulbright Fellowship in Water Management

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.


Grant Period:

9 months.

Grants must begin by September 1.


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.

In addition, U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch citizenship will not be considered. 


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not required.

Additional Information: Dutch language proficiency is not required, but is useful at the time of arrival. Some study of Dutch prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. University lectures are in both English and Dutch.


Fulbright Proposal Type:

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


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 applicants to arrange beforehand where and with whom they intent to work with and include a letter of affiliation with the application.

The Grantee will be placed with the Delft Research Initiative Environment .


Affiliation Fees/ Tuitition:

As a researcher at TU Delft, you will not have to pay tuition fees.

Please see this link for grant amounts. 


Special Application Instructions:

In your Embark on-line application, Step B, Section 3a Special Opportunity  please select NAF Water Management from the drop down menu.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available.


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.


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.

In addition, U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch citizenship will not be considered. 


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not required.

Additional Information: Dutch language proficiency is not required, but is useful at the time of arrival. Some study of Dutch prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.


Fulbright Proposal Type:

Independent Study/Research: No

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

Applicants are required to apply separately to the Duisenberg School of Finance and if already admitted to include a letter of affilation with their application. If this is not yet possible, this can be provided at a later date. 


Affiliation/ Tuition Fees:

The NAF/Fulbright Duisenberg School of Finance Fellowship includes a tuition waiver of €29,000.

Please see this link for grant amounts. 


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available. 


Special Application Instructions:

In your Embark on-line application, Step B, Section 3a Special Opportunity  please select NAF Duisenberg from the drop down menu.


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

Grant Period:

9 months.

Grants must begin by September 1.


Candidate profile:

Candidates in degree programs or with research projects 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.

In addition, U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch citizenship will not be considered.  


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not required.

Additional Information: Dutch language proficiency is not required, but is useful at the time of arrival. Some study of Dutch prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. University lectures are in both English and Dutch.


Accepted Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral


Fulbright Proposal Type :

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

Applicants are responsible for arranging their own affiliations. If applicants can obtain letters of affiliation/letters of admission in advance of the application deadline, please include this.  If this is not possible at the time of application, applicants can provide this when awarded a grant.

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.


Affiliation/ Tuition Fees:

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

Please see this link for grant amounts. 


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available.


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
     


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.

In addition, U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch citizenship will not be considered. 


Accepted Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

 


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not required.

Additional Information: Dutch language proficiency is not required, but is useful at the time of arrival. Some study of Dutch prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. University lectures are in both English and Dutch.


Fulbright Proposal Type :

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

Applicants are respondible for arranging their own affiliations and should seek affiliations with the following institutions. Letters of affiliation should be included with applications. 

  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

Please see this link for grant amounts. No tuition fees will be charged. 


Special Application Instructions:

In your Embark on-line application, Step B, Section 3a Special Opportunity  please select NAF Childhood Cancer Research from the drop down menu.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not 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).


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.

In addition, U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch citizenship will not be considered. 


Accepted Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency :

Not required.

Additional Information: Dutch language proficiency is not required, but is useful at the time of arrival. Some study of Dutch prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. 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.


Fulbright Proposal Type :

Independent Study/Research: No

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

Applicants are required to apply separately to Maastricht University independent of their Fulbright application and, if already admitted, to include a letter of affilation with the Fulbright application. If this is not yet possible, this can be provided at a later date. 


Affiliation/ Tuition Fees:

Grantees will be provided with a full waiver for the cost of tuition by Maastricht University. 

Please see this link for the grant amounts. 


Special Application Instructions:

In your Embark on-line application, Step B, Section 3a Special Opportunity  please select Maastricht University from the drop down menu.


Dependents:

No dependent allowance is available.


4 Fulbright/ VU University Amsterdam Scholarships

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.


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.

In addition, U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch citizenship will not be considered. 


Graduate Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency :

Not required.

Additional Information: Dutch language proficiency is not required, but is useful at the time of arrival. Some study of Dutch prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.The grants are available only for Master’s programs taught in English.


Fulbright Proposal Type:

Independent Study/Research: No

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

Applicants are required to apply to the VU University Amsterdam independent of their Fulbright application and, if already admitted, to include a letter of affilation with their application. If this is not yet possible, this can be provided at a later date. Although the deadline for the VU University Programs is 1 March, applicants for this grant are asked to apply and complete their application at the VU University before 15 January at the latest. 


Affiliation/ Tuition Fees:

Tuition fees are not waived, but differ per program. 

Please see this link for the grant amounts. 


Special Application Instructions:

In your Embark on-line application, Step B, Section 3a Special Opportunity  please select VU University of Amsterdam from the drop down menu.


Dependents:

No dependent allowance is available.


1 Fulbright/ Radboud University Nijmegen Scholarship

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.


Grant period:

12 months, starting September 1.


Candidate profile:

Applications are welcome from individuals with an excellent academic record, 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 Master’s degree programs delivered through english at Radboud University. To view the Master’s programs, please click here.


Ineligibility:

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 citizenship will not be considered. 


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency :

Not required.

Additional Information: Dutch language proficiency is not required, but is useful at the time of arrival. Some study of Dutch prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. University lectures are in English.


Fulbright Proposal Type :

Independent Study/Research: No

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation :

Candidates are required to apply to Radboud University independent of their Fulbright application. Applicants 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.


Affiliation/ Tuition Fees:

Tuition fees are not waived, but differ per program.

Please see this link for the grant amounts. 


Special Application Instructions:

In your Embark on-line application, Step B, Section 3a Special Opportunity  please select Radboud University from the drop down menu.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available. 


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.