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University College Groningen Scholarship

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At University College Groningen we value ambition, talent and diversity, and we understand that going to university is an important financial decision. Through our scholarship and grant programme we are committed to helping highly qualified students become part of the UCG community. UCG offers several grants to students enrolling onto the BA/BSc Liberal Arts and Sciences for the academic year of 2018-2019. They will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, social engagement, and financial need and our scholarship grantees will work for and with UCG to share their experiences of studying in Groningen. Please note: the scholarships mentioned below are intended solely for students applying for the BA/BSc Liberal Arts and Sciences programme at the Faculty University College Groningen. In case you have applied to another BA/MA programme offered by the University of Groningen we advise you to find out whether there are grants available for you via the grantfinder.

USP Scholarship (for Non-EU students)

The USP Scholarship is a grant towards study and living costs and the value of the USP scholarship is €12,100. The USP scholarship is intended for students with an excellent academic profile, but who require financial assistance to study. Evidence of social engagement and extracurricular activities will support your request for funding. UCG aims to reward students with great ambition, but who also have a great passion for social engagement and who are determined to make a positive impact during their studies at UCG. Applicants for the USp will be requested to show financial proof of their need for funding. The BA/BSC Liberal Arts and Sciences is a 3-year programme and therefore the USP scholarship is in principle a 3-year scholarship. However, the awarding of the scholarship in the second and third study year depends on the academic achievements and grades in the previous study year. Application deadline 1 February 2018

How to Apply for the USP Scholarship

1. Submit a letter of motivation to explain why you believe you should be considered for a scholarship. This should:

  • Be a maximum of 500 words in a Word document.
  • Explain why you believe you deserve a scholarship and why you need financial assistance for your studies (this is not why you want to apply for the Liberal Arts and Sciences degree as you will have already explained this in your application).
  • Explain your experiences with social engagement and extracurricular events. Explain how you want to contribute to society in the future, what issues are important to you and why it is important for you to be aware of the USP scholarship. Also explain your ambitions and how you would like to achieve these ambitions and goals during your studies at UCG.
  • Be emailed to newstudents.ucg@rug.nl no later than 1 February 2018- the email title must be: 'Letter of Motivation - USP Scholarship'.
  • In order to be eligible for this scholarship you must complete your application in OAS before 1 February 2018 as well.

2. An assessment and proving us with proof of your financial neef for funding is part of the selection procedure. The final funding decision will be communicated to you by the UCG Admission & Enrolment Coordinator.

Stepping Stone Scholarship (for Non-EU and EU students)

The Stepping Stone Scholarship is a grant towards study and living costs and the value of the Stepping Stone Scholarship is €4,000. The Stepping Stone Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of commitment to community service and UCG aims to reward students with great ambition, but who also have a great passion for social engagement and who are determined to make a positive impact during their studies at UCG. Application deadline 1 April 2017

How to Apply for the Stepping Stone Scholarship

1. Submit a letter of motivation to explain why you believe you should be considered for a scholarship. This should:

  • Be a maximum of 500 words in a Word document.
  • Explain why you believe you deserve a scholarship and why you need financial assistance for your studies (this is not why you want to apply for the Liberal Arts and Sciences degree as you will have already explained this in your application). Explain your ambitions and how you would like to achieve these ambitions and goals during your studies at UCG.
  • Be emailed to newstudents.ucg@rug.nl no later than 1 April 2018 - the email title must be: 'Letter of Motivation - Stepping Stone Scholarship'.
  • In order to be eligible for this scholarship you must complete your application in OAS before 1 April 2018 as well.

2. An assessment and proving us with proof of your financial neef for funding is part of the selection procedure. The final funding decision will be communicated to you by the UCG Admission & Enrolment Coordinator.

Jona Haxhialiu about receiving our USP scholarship from UCG (Albanian student UCG Class of 2019)

"Here at UCG. you truly study differently and that is how you become a multi-skilled individual. UCG also offers a variety of scholarships and student grants. I was awarded the USP scholarship, and for me it was like a dream come true because otherwise I would not have been able to continue with my studies. As you get to know all the students and staff, which certainly for international students is very nice, for me UCG feels like a second home."

Scholarship link : http://www.rug.nl/ucg/application/scholarships


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