The 2013/2014 University of Groningen Talent Grant: The Eric Bleumink Fund.

The Eric Bleumink Fund.


Master programme, Master (MSc/MA/LL.M.), Ph.D.

Eligibile African Countries:

Algeria, Armenia, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, BoliBosnia  Cape Verde, Central African Replublic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cameroon, Ivory Coast,  Djibouti, Egypt, , Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya,  Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Namibia, Rwanda Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tunisia, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda,Zambia, Zimbabwe,


Criteria for approval are:
(a) academic excellence, shown by academic performance and may be confirmed by letters of recommendation from university professors;

(b) contribution of candidate’s education in terms of strengthening the scientific capacity in the candidate’s home country;

(c) perspectives to a long-term linkage between the home institution and the University of Groningen.

Grant information:

The grant is awarded for a 1 year or 2 years Master’s degree programme.

The grant covers tuition fee, costs of international travel, subsistence, books, and health insurance.  Please note that a considerable number of students apply for this scholarship each year, whereas the University can issue only a limited number of grants.


To be nominated the student needs to be (conditionally) admitted to one of the Master’s programmes. Nominations will be handled by the admissions officers.

Master’s degree programmes: A step-by-step application guide

1. First the candidate should apply for admission to a Master’s programme at the University of Groningen .

2. When the candidate applies for this admission, he or she must indicate on the online application that he/she wishes to be nominated for a Eric Bleumink Fund scholarship.

3. If the study programme board agrees with the candidacy for a EBF scholarship, they will send a standard application form including the motivation of the candidate to the Board of the Eric Bleumink Fund prior to 1 March. Per studyprogramme only two candidates can be nominated.

4. The Board of the Eric Bleumink Fund will take a decision during their meeting in March.

5. The studyprogramme and the candidate will both be informed on the decision taken by the Board.

6. If a candidate is selected the coordinator and the candidate will have contact on the details of his or her arrival. If necessary he/she can contact the Board of the Eric Bleumink Fund for extra assistance.

For detailed information regarding the scholarship programme, please contact the office of the Ubbo Emmius Fonds, look at the website of the Eric Bleumink Fund  or check the rules & regulations [PDF].



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