University of Groningen Scholarships for International Students

Deadline: 27th of June, 2022

The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. The University of Groningen offers Holland Scholarships to international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their master’s in Holland. The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.


  • The successful candidate will receive a scholarship of € 2,249 per month, of which wage tax and social insurance premiums will be deducted.


To be considered for the University of Groningen Scholarships, you must:

  • Must have a relevant master degree in the social or health sciences (economics, sociology, epidemiology, bioinformatics, statistics or a comparable discipline)
  • Must have strong quantitative research skills
  • Must have an interdisciplinary background, or affinity with working in an interdisciplinary team
  • Must be able to show perseverance, flexibility, project management and collaboration skills
  • Must be fluent in English (both oral and written)
  • Must be able to finish the PhD thesis in four years
  • Must enjoy planning and taking initiatives
  • Must enjoy academic writing and have the desire to publish
  • Must be able and willing to work in Groningen, in an international and interdisciplinary environment


  • A motivation letter
  • Your CV
  • A research proposal (max 2 pages)
  • A scan of your transcripts.
  • A proof of English proficiency

The documents 1-4 are compulsory and please note that incomplete application packages or applications sent by email will not be taken into account

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Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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