Fulbright U.S. Student Program


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1 Fulbright/Radboud Award

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
11 Months
No Pre-Departure Orientation
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

11 Months

11 months, starting September 1 for one year courses

23 months, starting September 1 for two year courses

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

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




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


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 an English taught Master's program at Radboud University and provide a letter of admission. 

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. 


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 Award Name please select Radboud University from the drop down menu.


Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website


Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Linda Pietersen

Additional Online Resources

Radboud University Nijmegen website

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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 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.


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.

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



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.