Eric Bleumink Funds for Developing Countries at University of Groningen

Deadline : December 1, 2020

Apply for the Eric Bleumink Fund program at the University of Groningen in Holland. The Eric Bleumink Fund awards scholarships to talented students from developing countries. Such scholarships enable them to further develop as individuals and to make important contributions to the development of their own countries.

Since 2000, the year the fund was started, the EBF handed out more than seventy scholarships. This means more than seventy young, ambitious and very talented people were able to follow an additional study at the University of Groningen. Here they were introduced to an academic culture, libraries and international contacts they are often lacking in their homeland.

Join a student population of over 30,000 students from 120+ countries. Kickstart a meaningful and successful career and engage in useful and socially relevant research. Study and live in our lively and friendly city where you’ll feel right at home. The University of Groningen is the place for you!


Selected successful applicants will be eligible for the following benefits

  • 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.

In order to apply for the Eric Bleumink Fund, you have to fullfill the following eliglibility creteria

  • Applications are open for the following Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Tanzania, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Timor-Leste, Sudan (Rep.), Congo (Dem Rep.), South Sudan, Central African Republic, Zambia, Armenia, Bolivia, Cape Verde, Congo (Rep.), Congo, El Salvador, Ghana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kosovo, Korea, Dem. Rep., Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nigeria, Vietnam, Uzbekistan, Ukraine
  • You must have obtained conditional admission to the program of your own choosing
  • Applicants must have excelled academically providing proof as their previous academic performance, preferably to be confirmed by letters of recommendation
  • You must have excellent grades during your bachelor/undergraduate studies
  • Applicants re expected to be proficient in English, in accordance with the admission requirements of the program of choice
  • You must be available for the whole period of the programme and be able to take part in the entire programme
  • Eligible applicants must be in good health
  • Have no other means of financing the study in question

To apply, you are advised to folow the procedure below

  • The University of Groningen Admission Office, in consultation with the Admission Boards of its faculties, will determine which applicants will be nominated for an Eric Bleumink Fund scholarship.
  • Only applicants that have received a (conditional) admission offer for a master programme before February can thus be considered.
  • In order to allow for enough time to process the application to a master programme by the Admission Office, such a master application should be completed by the applicant before 1st of December.

To apply, [email protected]

For more information, visit the official website here


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