The Eric Bleumink Fund awards scholarships to talented students and young researchers from developing countries.  The scholarships are towards a 1 year or 2 years Master’s degree programme or a 4-year Ph.D 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.

The University of Groningen (Dutch: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, literally State University Groningen; abbreviated as RUG), located in the city of Groningen, was founded in 1614. It is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands as well as one of its largest. Since its inception more than 200,000 students have graduated. It is a member of the distinguished international Coimbra Group of European universities.

Participating Institution(s): Following are the participating institutions

University of Groningen in Netherlands

Field of study:    Eligible Masters or PhD Programme offered at University of Groningen.

Number of Awards:  The number of awards is Limited

Eligibility: 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.

Eligible nationalities: Following nationality students are eligible

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 Benefits: The grant covers tuition fee, costs of international travel, subsistence, books, and health insurance.

Applications open 15 October 2015.

To be nominated the student needs to be (conditionally) admitted to one of the Master’s programmes. Applicants must follow the application instructions on the official website.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Deadline: 15 January 2016.

Official Website Link:  http://www.rug.nl/prospectiveStudents/scholarships/ericBleumink

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Eric Bleumink Fund:

Eric BleuminkThe Eric Bleumink Fund awards scholarships to talented students and young researchers 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 nearly fifty scholarships. This meant nearly fifty 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.