Scholarships for Students

Through its social engagement, the Tilburg University Fund Foundation makes education at Tilburg University accessible for talented international students who lack financial resources. Studying in the EU is very expensive for young people from outside the EU, because they are not eligible for the discounts that EU students receive on their tuition fees. Moreover, the cost of living is often much higher in the Netherlands than in their home countries. The University Fund also offers scholarships to outstanding students and students who combine their studies with top-level athletics. In 2021, no fewer than 30 scholarships were awarded: 8 athletics scholarships, 3 JADS scholarships, 1 Bachelor’s scholarship, 16 research Master’s scholarships, and 2 Liberia scholarships. These scholarships were mainly funded through donations from the phone campaign and the “Have a Seat” fund.

Get to know some of our scholarship students


I’ve always been motivated to do my best, so that those looking up to me are inspired to do the same.(new window)

Whinell Bunchee Togar, 28, Liberia, Master’s in Communication and Information Sciences


A tree is uprooted and replanted somewhere else. Initially the leaves fall. The tree appears to be dead. But it needs time to grow again. That is how it is with all refugees who want to achieve something in a new country.

Bassam, 31, pre-Bachelor’s alumnus


The University Fund has had a major impact not only on my life, but also on the lives of others in Liberia, because I will be passing on my knowledge. I’m very grateful to the donors and hope that one day I too will be in a position to donate money for scholarship students.

Keith Nyankun, 35, Liberia, Master’s in Accountancy


The Have a Seat scholarship supports me and gives me an opportunity to experience international competitions in a sport I love. In retrospect I’m satisfied with my results and performance.

Di Ke Wu, 23, Bachelor’s in Business Administration
Received a top sports scholarship to participate in the World Junior Powerlifting Championships in Sweden