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What makes it possible for speakers of a language to understand each other? How do speakers adjust their language use in different situations, for example when speaking to someone with a different dialect, speaking on the phone rather than in person, or when writing an email? Why do some people find it easier than others to learn a second language? As one of our most complex cognitive abilities, studying language tells us something about what it means to be human. Topics we might study include: how language changes over time, how we use language in day-to-day communication, how languages from around the world differ from each other and nevertheless have much in common, how multiple languages interact in the mind/brain of an individual, and how technology can help us to learn another language.
• General programme Linguistics
• Language and Communication Coaching
• Language-specific specialisations in English Language and Linguistics as well as French, German, Spanish and Dutch Linguistics
• Small-scale teaching in an international environment
• The opportunity to put together your own programme
• Working together with top researchers
• Various possibilities for internships at Radboud research institutes such as the Centre for Language Studies (CLS), the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI) and the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, or outside academia
Key courses: Psycholinguistics; Languages and Society; Topics in Second Language Acquisition; Language testing; Global English; Translation Studies.
Best preparatory Bachelor’s: Linguistics, or – provided that you took at least 60 EC worth of courses in the area of Linguistics – any (foreign) language, or communication and information sciences degree
• TOEFL score of ≥600 (paper-based) or ≥100 (internet-based) ≥22 subscore writing
• IELTS score of ≥7.0
• Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Proficiency in English (CPE), with a mark of at least C
- A Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Culture from a research university
There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. Some of the opportunities are described below. A full list, including detailed information, can be found on our scholarships and grants page at our website.
Radboud Scholarship Programme
Open to a select number of excellent international students. Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,083 in 2019/2020). Visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are also covered.
Orange Tulip Scholarship
Open to students from Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Indonesia, South-Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, and China. Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,083 in 2019/2020). Visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are also covered.
Radboud Faculty of Arts Study Funds
Students who receive either the Radboud Scholarship or the Orange Tulip Scholarship are eligible for an additional grant to assist with study costs. The grant consists of 2,500 euros paid in 10 instalments throughout the year.
Open to excellent American students. The grant will be paid in 12 monthly instalments of 1,050 euros. International travel and the cost of the residence permit will be covered, and an extra allowance of €1150 will be paid on arrival.
Sino-Dutch Bilateral Exchange Scholarship
Open to excellent students from China. Consists of a contribution of € 16,113 towards the total costs of one year of study or research in the Netherlands.
Aimed at lecturers at higher education institutions in Indonesia who wish to pursue a PhD or Master's at a university in the Netherlands. A DIKTI scholarship includes allowances for living expenses, insurance, travel costs, tuition fees and more.
Indonesian Education Scholarship (LPDP)
Open to excellent Indonesian students under the age of 35. Involves a full scholarship.
Holland Scholarship Programme
Open to excellent students from Canada, America, India and Turkey. Scholarship consists of 5,000 euros payed at the start of study.
Dutch Student Finance
EU/EEA students and Swiss students under 30 years of age are eligible if they are working at least 56 hours per month in the Netherlands, or have been living in the Netherlands for five years or more. Dutch student finance consists of four components: a basic grant, a supplementary grant (depending on the parental income), a student travel product, and a loan.