Good news! University of Groningen Talent Grants is presently open. The academic institution is offering the Talent Grants for one-year Master’s program Theology & Religious Studies

Application Deadline: 1st March 2021

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken at (country): The Netherlands

Area of Study: Religion, Conflict and Globalization MA, Religion and Pluralism MA, Religion and Cultural Heritage MA, Religion, Health and Wellbeing MA

Type: Master (MSc/MA/LL.M.), Master program

Eligibility for University of Groningen Talent Grants

The Talent Grant is sponsored by the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies. The grant is meant for international scholars from OUTSIDE the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their Master’s in Theology and Religious Studies. The EEA consists of the EU nations and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Scholars from nations outside the EU/EEA who have been enrolled to one of the tracks of the Master’s programme in Theology & Religious Studies:

  1. MA Religion and Pluralism: Ancient & Modern;
  2. MA Religion, Conflict and Globalization;
  3. MA Religion and Cultural Heritage;
  4. MA Religion, Health and Wellbeing.

Applicants should:

  1. Possess a non-EU/EEA passport and will not be qualified for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans.
  2. Have gotten conditional admission to one of the three MA tracks in Theology and Religious Studies;
  3. Get outstanding academic performance and grades during their bachelor/ undergraduate studies;
  4. Not have already gotten a master’s degree from an academic institution in the Netherlands;
  5. Have excellent English language proficiency, based on the admission prerequisites of the program;
  6. Be accessible for the whole time of the program and be able to take part in the whole program;
  7. Confirm in writing their agreement with that of the grant when granted with the Talent Grant.

University of Groningen Talent Grants Selection Criteria

A committee will review the applications. Students are nominated on the grounds of academic excellence (i.e. results obtained in study program, academic paper, general evaluation of prior education etc.) and of the candidates’ motivational statements. Conclusions are made in March (for the September intake). Applicants will be notified eventually on 15 May.

Number of Awards: Not specified

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Benefits of University of Groningen Talent Grants

The benefit is € 5.000 worth of award, and is given for a one year Master’s degree program in Theology and Religious Studies

Eligible nations:  Albania, Virgin Islands of the United States, Afghanistan, American Samoa, Angola, Anguilla, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Autonomous Palestinian Territories, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bouvet Island, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo (Dem Rep.), Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Philippines, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Yemen, Jordan, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Christmas Island, Kyrgyzstan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kosovo, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lebanon, Macau, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Maldives, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, North Korea, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Oman, East Timor, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Pitcairn Islands, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Réunion, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Saint Helena, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Chad, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Belarus, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, South Korea, Congo (Rep.), Côte d’Ivoire, Kyrgyz Republic, Madagascar, Micronesia (Federated States), South Sudan, Sudan (Rep.), Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Timor-Leste, West Bank and Gaza Strip

How to Apply for University of Groningen Talent Grants

Applicants should f ill in the application form and add the documents below to apply forUniversity of Groningen Talent Grants:

  1. Duplicate of your University of Groningen (conditional) admission letter to the MA Theology and Religious Studies programme from the Admission Board;
  2. Letter of Recommendation by a PhD or Professor from your current/last degree programme;
  3. Transcript of Records from your present/last degree programme;
  4. Letter of motivation (in Word) of a maximum of 500 words, in which you specify why you believe you should be considered for this grant;
  5. Curriculum Vitae.

Please send the form and documents to [email protected]

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Good luck as you apply for University of Groningen Talent Grants.