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2024 University Of Groningen Talent Grant 1-year MA Programme in Theology and Religious Studies

The Talent Grant is financed by the Faculty of Religion, Culture and Society. The scholarship is aimed at international students from OUTSIDE the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their Master’s in Theology and Religious Studies. The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway

Aim and Benefits 

The grant is € 5.000,- and is awarded for a 1 year Master’s degree programme in Theology and Religious Studies

Requirements 

Students from countries outside the EU/EEA who have been admitted to one of the tracks of the Master's programme in Theology & Religious Studies:

  1. MA Religion and Pluralism: Ancient & Modern;
  2. MA Religion, Conflict and Globalization;
  3. MA Heritage and Religion.

Candidates should:

  1. Hold a non-EU/EEA passport and will not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans (" Studiefinanciering ")
  2. Have obtained conditional admission to one of the MA tracks in Theology and Religious Studies;
  3. H ave excellent academic performance and grades during their bachelor/ undergraduate studies;
  4. Not have already obtained a master’s degree from an educational institution in the Netherlands;
  5. Have excellent English language proficiency, in accordance with the admission requirements of the program;
  6. Be available for the whole period of the programme and be able to take part in the entire programme;
  7. Confirm in writing their agreement with the Grant when awarded with the Talent Grant.

Interview date, Process and Venue 

A selection committee will review the applications. Students are selected on the basis of academic merit (i.e. results obtained in study programme, academic paper, overall evaluation of previous education etc.) and of the candidates' motivational statements. Decisions as to eligibility for awarding a scholarship are made in March (for the September intake). Applicants will be informed ultimately on 15 May.

Documents Required for Application

  1. Copy of your University of Groningen (conditional) admission letter to the MA Theology and Religious Studies programme from the Admission Board;
  2. Recommendation letter by a PhD or Professor from your current/last degree programme;
  3. Transcript of Records from your current/last degree programme;
  4. Letter of motivation (in Word) of a maximum of 500 words, in which you indicate why you believe you should be considered for this grant;
  5. Curriculum Vitae.

Please note: application forms without a letter of admissions to one of the above mentioned programmes will not be processed.

Application Deadline

March 1, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to University of Groningen on fd13.formdesk.com to apply

You can apply for the scholarship only after you have received an admission offer from the University of Groningen for one of the MA tracks of Theology and Religious Studies.

To apply for the Talent Grant, you should f ill in the application form 

Please send the form and documents to [email protected]

For more details, visit University Of Groningen website

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