Grant amounts for study at the graduate level in The Netherlands
For the academic year 2017-2018, the Fulbright Grants for a year of study at the level of a Master's or PhD Program, or to carry out independent research will be as stated below. For the specific amounts for Maastricht University, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Radboud University Nijmegen, Delft University of Technology Faculty of Applied Science, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and the American Friends of the Mauritshuis award, the amounts and/or tuition fees are different: please scroll down to the specific grant details per university/grant below the general information at the top this page. All non-university specific grants follow the general grant amounts.
- An amount of € 1,100 per month during nine months, starting in September and ending in May. Current Fulbright grant recipients report that this amount is adequate to cover the costs of living. It is not adequate to cover tuition fees, please see below for more information.
- Reimbursement of international travel costs from the applicant's city of residence to Schiphol Airport up to a maximum of € 900. In some cases it will be cheaper to purchase two round trip tickets. For recommendations and advice please visit the Fulbright Facebook page for participants in 2017-18. Once your Fulbright application has been approved, you will be given access to the Facebook page and instructions.
- Reimbursement of the cost of the residence permit (€ 317 or € 634 at 2017 cost level) for the grant recipient.
- Insurance against illness and accidents. This insurance has maximum amounts and will be considered a secondary insurance in case you have and keep your own insurance while you are in The Netherlands, or when the Dutch host institutions obliges you to take out insurance.
- Coverage of cost of travel by public transportation to and from mandatory meetings (3-4 per year).
The Fulbright Center does NOT cover:
- Allowances for partners or children;
- Additional financial support to cover research costs;
- Tuition fees (unless mentioned at the university-specific grants below). The Fulbright Center will request host institutions to waive tuition fees for the non-university specific grants, but it is up to the host institutions to grant such requests. Tuition waivers or reductions are very rare.
- Cultural visits.
Maastricht University Scholarship
The grant consists of a monthly allowance of € 1,100 for 9 months, plus a full waiver of tuition fees. In addition, international travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of € 900, and the cost of the residence permit will be reimbursed (or not charged) as well.
VU Amsterdam Scholarships
The grant will be paid in 12 monthly installments of € 1,100. International travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of € 900. The cost of the residence permit (permit plus admin fee € 350) will be reimbursed as well. An extra allowance of € 550 will be paid at arrival and can be used to cover part of the tuition fee or the costs of settling in. Tuition fees are not waived, and differ per program. The Fulbright VU Amsterdam Scholarship cannot be combined with the VUFP scholarship the VU University Amsterdam offers. In case both are awarded, the grantee will have to chose which grant to accept. If awarded a Fulbright grant for the first year of a two-year program, you will automatically be eligible for a VUFP scholarship for the second year, provided you comply with the requirements of the VUFP (having received 100% of the credits in the first year).
Radboud University Nijmegen Scholarship
The grant will be paid in 12 monthly installments of € 1.100. International travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of € 900. The cost of the residence permit (approximately € 317) will be covered as well. An extra allowance of € 550 will be paid at arrival and can be used to cover the cost of the tuition fee or the costs of settling in. Tuition fees are not waived, and differ per program.
Technical University Delft Faculty of Applied Science
The grant consists of a monthly allowance of € 862.50 for 12 months of each academic year (for the 2-year MSc program), plus a full waiver of the tuition fee. In addition, international travel will be reimbursed once to a maximum of € 900, and the costs of the residence permit (€ 317) will be reimbursed or paid for by TU Delft.
Erasmus University Rotterdam Suzana Rodrigues Scholarship
The grant will be paid in 11 monthly installments of € 1,100. International travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of € 900. The residence permit will be arranged by and paid for by Erasmus University Rotterdam (approximately € 317). Tuition fees are not waived, and differ per program.
Fulbright/American Friends of the Mauritshuis Award
The grant will be paid in 9-12 monthly installments of € 1,100. International and national travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of € 3,000. The residence permit will be arranged for by the University of Amsterdam and waived or reimbursed after arrival (€ 317). Tuition fees are waived. There is also an extra allowance for cultural activities to a maximum of €350 for cultural activities (museumcard, entry tickets to expositions).
On top of this support, the Fulbright Center will also cover the costs of selected grantees to attend international Fulbright conferences in Germany and Belgium. Grantees may also expect invitations to US Embassy receptions and other events as well as networking opportunities with Dutch Fulbright alumni.
The Fulbright Center will not be able to provide housing. If you are studying at or are affiliated with a Dutch university, your host institution will either provide housing or help you find housing. If you are unaffiliated, then it is best to arrive in advance of the start of your activities to look for affordable housing. Current and former US Fulbright grant recipients are willing to give advice in these matters. You will receive a list of names and contact data once your application has been approved.