€5000 University of Groningen 2023 Talent Grants for Master’s in Theology & Religious Studies

Written by David on January 29, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Master's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    $5000 - $7000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    9712 CP Groningen, Netherlands Phone+31 50 363 9111  

The one-year Master’s degree in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Groningen is eligible for funding under the Talent Grants program. You have to have been accepted into the University of Groningen with one of the programs that are stated below in the course in order to be eligible for these grants.


About the Scholarship Provider:

One of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, the University of Groningen dates back to 1614. It’s also one of the top 100 universities in the world right now. We are a research university that offers a wide range of highly regarded undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degree programs taught entirely in English. There are now over 36,000 students enrolled here, and over 9,000 are international students from 127 different countries. We are thrilled to share the news that we have won the prestigious International Student Satisfaction Excellence Award for two years running. The University of Groningen draws a considerable number of international students to the city of Groningen mostly due to the high quality of education it delivers. Nevertheless, the city is still one of the Netherlands’ best-kept secrets. The city is about two hours by train from Schiphol Airport, which is located in the south-central portion of the Netherlands. Nearly one quarter of the city’s nearly 200,000 citizens are students. The city of Groningen is a safe haven for students and young professionals alike. The city has a youthful, secure, and engaging air that will be the first thing that strikes visitors.

After completing a bachelor’s degree with us, graduates can choose to further their education by enrolling in a master’s program at any number of institutions spread across the globe. Some people decide to further their education by earning a Ph.D. in a field they already excel in. Past students have included Ben Feringa, the first Dutch person to travel into space, and Aletta Jacobs, the first Dutch woman to graduate from a Dutch institution (Wubbo Ockels).

Over 90% of the university’s Master’s degree programs and concentrations are presented in English. Over thirty-six Bachelor’s degree programs are available in English at this university. Economics and business, theology and religious studies, behavioral and social sciences, arts, law, medical sciences, spatial sciences and engineering, philosophy, science and engineering, Institution College Groningen, and Campus Fryslan are only few of the eleven faculties at this Dutch university. The University of Alaska also has a campus in Fryslan. Some of these universities also offer Shot Certificate programs in addition to their Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree offerings and exchange possibilities.


There are currently approximately 30,000 students enrolled at the school, representing more than 120 different countries. The academic department of this university employs more than three thousand individuals full time. The University of Groningen offers an extensive curriculum to overseas students and participates in exchange programs with universities from all over the world.

The University of Binghamton’s three libraries—the University Library (UB) in the heart of the city, the Zernike library, and the central medical library—combine to house more than three million printed volumes, one million ebooks, 80,000 electronic journals, and 5,000 magazines. To help international students settle comfortably and make the most of their time in the Netherlands and at the university, the Language Centre offers classes in a number of languages, including Dutch, Italian, Japanese, and even Hebrew.


There is never a dull moment in a student’s life at the University of Groningen because it is located in the Netherlands, which is consistently regarded as one of the most student-friendly countries in the world. There is always something going on in Groningen, no matter the season, because students make up a fifth of the population. Many students also devote time to clubs and groups outside of the classroom that focus on athletics, education, politics, and other areas.

In its four centuries of existence, the institution has become a hub of learning thanks to the extraordinarily talented students it has attracted from a wide range of disciplines. Two Nobel laureates, the first Dutch astronaut, and the first president of the European Central Bank were all graduates of this university. It also boasts the first female student and the first female instructor in the Netherlands.


Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of Groningen

Scholarship Country: Netherlands

Scholarship Worth: €5000

Study Level: Masters

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer:

  • The grant has a value of € 5,000, and it is presented to recipients who are enrolled in a Master’s degree program in Theology and Religious Studies that lasts for one year.


Eligibility for Scholarship.

  • The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies is responsible for providing funding for the Talent Grant. Students from countries OUTSIDE of the European Economic Area (EEA) who are interested in pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Theology and Religious Studies are eligible for the funding. The countries of the EU, along with those of Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway, make up the EEA.
  • Students hailing from nations that are not members of the EU or EEA and who have been accepted into one of the concentrations of the Master’s degree in Theology and Religious Studies are eligible for the following:
  • Religion and Pluralism in Antiquity and the Modern World MA; MA Religion, Conflict, and Globalization; Religion, Cultural Heritage; Religion, Health, and Wellbeing are all topics that are covered in the MA program.
  • Candidates are expected to:
  • Those who do not hold a passport from a member state of the EU or EEA are ineligible for financial assistance under the Dutch system of study grants and loans (” Studiefinanciering “)
  • have been granted admission on a conditional basis to one of the MA programs in Theology and Religious Studies;
  • During their time studying for their bachelor’s or undergraduate degree, they had exceptional academic performance and grades;
  • Not already be in possession of a master’s degree from an educational establishment in the Netherlands;
  • Meet the program’s prerequisites for admission, which include demonstrating a high level of skill in the English language;
  • A participant must be available throughout the entirety of the program and able to take part in all of it in order to qualify.
  • When they are given the Talent Grant, it is necessary to confirm in writing their agreement with the Grant.
  • The applications will be evaluated by a committee for the position. The selection of students is based both on the academic merit of the candidates (i.e. results acquired in study program, academic paper, general appraisal of previous education, etc.) and on the motivational remarks provided by the candidates themselves. In the month of March, determinations are made regarding who is qualified to receive a scholarship (for the September intake). The ultimate notification will be sent out to applicants on May 15th.
  • A copy of the letter that the Admission Board from the University of Groningen sent you stating that you have been (conditionally) accepted into the MA Theology and Religious Studies program;
  • a letter of recommendation sent by a professor or PhD advisor from your current or most recent degree program;
  • Your most recent or most recent transcript of records from the degree program you are currently enrolled in;
  • In a letter of no more than 500 words (to be submitted in Word format), explain why you think you should be considered for this grant and why you think you should receive it.
  • Curriculum Vitae.



The University of Groningen 2023 Talent Grants for Master’s in Theology & Religious Studies  is open to all International Students


If you are a first-year student at the University of London and you are paying the home fee, you should apply for the Full-time Undergraduate Bursary for the 2022-2023 school year. The purpose of the scholarship is to help incoming freshmen who have shown strong ambition for higher education and a desire to make a positive impact in their communities on their way to achieving their own personal and professional objectives.


Application Procedure

  • Please email [email protected] the completed form and any supporting documentation.
  • You need to fill out the application form in order to be considered for the Talent Grant.
  • Note that applications that do not include a letter of admission to one of the aforementioned programs will not be processed. This is a very important thing to keep in mind.


Application Deadline

The application deadline  for University of Groningen 2023 Talent Grants for Master’s in Theology & Religious Studies  is  March 1, 2023.


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