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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 are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a Ph.D. degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.

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 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered.

FPA

U.S. Professor/Administrator

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

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to the United States, you will 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 or Fulbright Foreign Student Program.

Netherlands

2 Fulbright/Maastricht University Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
Fall Start
Grant Length
9 Months
Award Type
Special Study/Research
Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants
  • Yes
Award Profile

Maastricht University (UM) is the most international university in the Netherlands and, with 21,000 students and 4,400 employees, is still growing. The university stands out for its innovative education model, international character and multidisciplinary approach to research and education. Thanks to its high-quality research and study programmes as well as a strong focus on social engagement, UM has quickly built up a solid reputation. Today, it is considered one of the best young universities in the world.

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.

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
Fall Start

Starting September 1.

Orientation
In-Country Orientation

The one-day Fulbright In-Country orientation will take place at the end of August/beginning of September (date to be determined). 

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.

Eligibility
Dual citizens of this country are NOT eligible
Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
1 Month

U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch/European Union citizenship will not be considered.

The Fulbright Maastricht University Award is not available for the second year of a 2-year program. 

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Special Application Instructions

In your Fulbright online application, for Award Name please select Maastricht University from the drop down menu.

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.

It is highly recommended that selected grantees attend the Pre-Academic Training program of Maastricht University. This is a three-week optional component of the Fulbright Scholarship. Selected grantees will receive more information about the Pre-Academic Training program and arrival in Maastricht with their Award Letters. The Pre-Academic Training will take place in August. 

Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research:
No
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Yes
Affiliation
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Letter of acceptance required prior to grant start

Applicants are required to apply separately to Maastricht University, by January 15, 2023, independent of their Fulbright application. Students are encouraged to contact the University to discuss the program requirements and their candidacy. 

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Affiliation Fees/Tuition covered in grant benefits

Grantees will be provided with a full waiver for the cost of tuition by Maastricht University. The grant also includes visa fee, insurance, international travel. 

Please see this link for the grant amounts. 

Housing Arrangements

Grantees are responsible for finding housing themselves. Maastricht University may be able to help with this, but this is not guaranteed. 

Dependents
Dependent financial support is NOT available

Dependent support is not available. If an applicant is planning on bringing dependents, please contact the host institution to inquire whether they are willing to also apply for a residence permit for the dependents. Without a residence permit applied for by the host, dependents will not be able to join the applicant. 

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
l.pietersen@fulbright.nl
Additional Online Resources

:
http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl