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Eric Bleumink Funds for Developing Countries Students at University of Groningen in Netherlands, 2015

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The primary objective of the Eric Bleumink Fund, established on 23 May 2000, is to provide financial support to Master’s students and PhD students from developing countries who wish to pursue a Master’s degree or a doctorate.

Study Subjects and Level:

Scholarships are awarded to study any of the courses offered by the University of Groningen in Netherlands.
This Scholarships are obtainable for studying Master programme, Master (MSc/MA/LL.M.), PhD program.

Eligibility to Apply:

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.

For Ph.D programmes , the grants will usually be awarded for a maximum period of four years. Part of the research should be conducted in the home country and part in Groningen.

Eligible Countries:

Afghanistan, Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe, Korea, Dem. Rep., Timor-Leste, West Bank and Gaza Strip, Congo (Rep.), Côte d’Ivoire, Kyrgyz Republic, Micronesia (Federated States), Sudan (Rep.), Congo (Dem Rep.), South Sudan, Central African Republic

Scholarship Tenure:

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

Scholarship Value:

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.

How to Apply?

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

  • First the candidate should apply for admission to a Master’s programme at the University of Groningen .
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Board of the Eric Bleumink Fund will take a decision during their meeting in March.
  • The studyprogramme and the candidate will both be informed on the decision taken by the Board.
  • 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.

Ph.D programmes

The application should consist of:

1. an elaborate research proposal or pre-proposal and

2. a letter of recommendation from the academic supervisor describing the benefits of the research for the department and/or the University of Groningen.

3. The application may also be submitted by the academic supervisor at the University of Groningen or at the home institute in the developing country. The academic supervisor in Groningen participates in one of the Research Schools or Research Institutes of the University of Groningen .

4. Motivation: it should be made clear by the applicant that requests for other funding have also been submitted.

Application Deadline: January 15th, 2015. (opening call: October 15th, 2014)

For further information: http://www.rug.nl/education/international-students/financial-matters/ericbleumink

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