Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Netherlands


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16 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Award Profile:

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 field restrictions. The remaining grants can be in any field. Please review the information below for complete details. 


Grant Period:

9 months.

Grants must begin by September 1, so that the grantees can attend the first orientation meeting which will be held at the beginning of September. The grants for specific universities may have a longer duration than 9 months, please review the specific grant information per grant. 


Candidate Profile:

Applications will be considered from well-qualified candidates at all degree levels and in all fields if projects can be carried out at Dutch institutions of higher education. 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.


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. In case Dutch language proficiency is required for the research project of the applicant, please indicate the level of proficiency achieved by the applicant in the project statement. 


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

Applicants are responsible for arranging their own affiliations. If applicants can obtain a letter of affiliation/letter of admission in advance of the application deadline, please include this.  If this is not possible at the time of application, a letter or email providing information that the applicant is in principle welcome can be added, and applicants can provide a letter of admission or affiliation 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. 


Affiliation Fees/Tuition:

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. Some of the grants for specific universities will include a tuition waiver. 

Please see this link for grant amounts.


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. 


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


1 NAF/Fulbright Fellowship in Flood Management

Specialized Grant Types:

Environmental


Award Profile:

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. analysis of hydraulics of coastal and riverine flooding, analysis of flooding probabilities and consequences, 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 and flood risk reduction (e.g. measures such as room for rivers, coastal interventions and flood defence schemes, influencing land development of flood-prone areas through legislation; developing of evacuation plans and disaster management).


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 Types:

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 TU Delft Infrastructures and Mobility Initiative


Affiliation Fees/Tuition:

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

Please see this link for grant amounts. 


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. 


Special Application Instructions:

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


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


1 NAF/Fulbright Fellowship for Childhood Cancer Research

Specialized Grant Types:

Science/Public Health


Award Profile:

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 or students 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.


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 Types:

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. 


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. 


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

Award Profile:

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. UM ranks 17th in the Times Higher Education Top 100 Most International Universities in the World. In this ranking, Times Higher Education has compiled a list of the top 100 most international universities using the "international outlook" indicator from the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. This indicator examines a university's international student numbers, its percentage of international staff and the proportion of its research papers published with a co-author from at least one other country. The list is drawn from the world's top 400 of the World University Rankings 2014-2015. Last year, this ranking was published for the first time. Maastricht University then ranked 15th. This top 20 position confirms UM's international profile.


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.


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. 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 Types:

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 Fees/Tuition:

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

Please see this link for the grant amounts. 


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. 


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:

Dependent support is not available


4 Fulbright/ VU University Amsterdam Scholarships

Award 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.


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.


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.The grants are available only for Master’s programs taught in English.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

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 Fees/Tuition:

Tuition fees are not waived, but differ per program. 

Please see this link for the grant amounts. 


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. 


Special Application Instructions:

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


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


1 Fulbright/ Radboud Scholarship

Award 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 Grotius Building, 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 for one year courses

24 months, starting September 1 for two year courses


Candidate Profile:

Applications are welcome from individuals with an excellent academic record, interested in engaging in extracurricular activities and who demonstrate a strong motivation to study at Radboud University Nijmegen.

 


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. Participation in the two-week Summer School Course Dutch Language and Culture prior to the start of the Master's course is advised. University lectures are in English. 


Fulbright Proposal Types:

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 to an English taught Master's program at Radboud University. 

To view the English taught Master’s programs available, please click here.


Affiliation Fees/Tuition:

Tuition fees differ per program and are not waived. 

Please see this link for the grant amounts. 


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 or European Union citizenship will not be considered. 


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


1 Fulbright/TU Delft, Faculty of Applied Sciences Scholarship

Specialized Grant Types:

Science/Public Health


Award Profile:

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is ranked 16th university of technology in the world by the QS World University Rankings (2014). It is the largest and most comprehensive university of engineering sciences in the Netherlands, with modern facilities and a rich tradition. TU Delft is leading the way in research into technological innovations, contributing to scientific advancement in the interests of society, with research emphases in energy, environment, health and infrastructure.

The Faculty of Applied Sciences is the largest faculty of TU Delft and is at the frontier of contemporary engineering science. Researchers of the Faculty are active in a range of fields, including nanotechnology, quantum transport, robotics, biotechnology, molecular engineering, energy-efficient industrial processing, nuclear science, sustainable energy technologies, optics and imaging. Much of the research being carried out at the Faculty is interdisciplinary.


Grant Period:

2 academic years, corresponding with the 2-year MSc program.


Candidate Profile:

Applicants must have an excellent academic record, meet the requirements for one of the MSc programmes mentioned below, and demonstrate motivation to study at TU Delft.  

Candidates must (at the time of application or later during the selection process for the Fulbright grant) be admitted to one of the TU Delft MSc programmes mentioned below.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's


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 Types:

Independent Study/Research: No


Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

Applicants are required to apply separately to TU Delft by December 1, 2015 independent of their Fulbright application, and if already admitted, to include a letter of affiliation with the Fulbright application. If this is not yet possible, this can be provided at a later date. 

The TU Delft, Faculty of Applied Sciences Fulbright Scholarship is a full scholarship covering tuition fees and living expenses. It is open to applicants for the following MSc programs. These 2-year MSc programs are conducted fully in English and include coursework, an internship, and a research thesis.

  1. Applied Physics: Tracks include Bionanoscience; Imaging Physics; Quantum Nanoscience; Radiation Science & Technology; Transport Phenomena & Fluid Flow.
  2. Chemical Engineering: Tracks include Chemical Product Engineering; Nuclear Science & Engineering; Process Engineering.
  3. Life Science & Technology (Department of Biotechnology): Tracks include Biocatalysis; Biochemical Engineering; Cell Factory.
  4. Science Education & Communication: Science Communication track.
  5. Sustainable Energy Technology: Research areas include wind energy, solar energy, energy from biomass, hydrogen storage, electrical power engineering, energy & society.


Affiliation Fees/Tuition:

Tuition fees are waived. 

Please see this link for the grant amounts.

If awarded the TU Delft Faculty of Applied Sciences Fulbright Scholarship, students are no longer eligible for any other scholarships offered by or through TU Delft or the Faculty of Applied Sciences. 

 


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.


Special Application Instructions:

In your Embark on-line application, Step B, Section 3a Special Opportunity please select TU Delft Applied Sciences from the drop down menu.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


1 Fulbright/Erasmus University Rotterdam, Suzana Rodrigues Scholarship

Award Profile:

Erasmus University Rotterdam is a university of academics and practitioners. The enterprising academic and students endeavor to solve global social challenges in the fields of wealth, health, governance and culture. They draw inspiration from the metropolis, which serves as both a testing ground and a laboratory. The university was founded in 1913, when a group of Rotterdam businessmen established the Netherlands School of Commerce to meet the growing demand for skilled personnel for the companies operating in the port of Rotterdam. Later it changes its name and achieved world fame in economics and econometrics, under the guidance of renowned scholars like Nobel Prize winner Jan Tinbergen. The university has always had an international character. Anyone who studies at Erasmus University – more than 22,000 students – is in fact already doing an international program. Rotterdam is a world port city with and international life that goes with it. The grant made available by the university is names after Dr. Suzana Rodrigues, who taught at the university for many years.


Grant Period:

11 months, starting approximately mid August


Candidate Profile:

Candidates should be very well qualified and strongly motivated for one of the graduate courses at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Please visit the website www.eur.nl/english/master for more information on programs and admissions.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's


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 Types:

Independent Study/Research: No


Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

Applicants are required to apply separately to Erasmus University independent of their Fulbright application and, if already admitted, to include a letter of affiliation with the Fulbright application. If this is not yet possible, this can be provided at a later date. Please see this link for the grant amounts.


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.


Special Application Instructions:

In your Embark on-line application, Step B, Section 3a Special Opportunity please select Erasmus 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.