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MA/PhD Scholarships Indonesian Theology Students

The “Fonds Reguleth” Scholarship Fund in line with the last will of Mr. David Reguleth (1791) aims to financially support Indonesian Protestant students in theology/ religious studies who want to do (part of) their study at a recognised Dutch University to get a Master degree or a PhD degree in theology or religious studies.

Please note that the number of scholarships available is limited which means that not every application that meets the general and the specific criteria can be honoured.

There are three types of scholarships: (1) General scholarship, (2) Field study Master study and (3) Field research PhD study

The application has to meet a set of general and specific criteria.

General criteria:
The applicant:
– has the Indonesian nationality
– is a protestant
– is studying/lecturing at an Indonesian theological institution
– is recommended by his/her church and/or the theological institute he is affiliate with
– is accepted by a Dutch recognised University
– is studying for a Master of PhD degree in theology or religious studies
– intends to become or to stay a pastor in his/her church and/or to lecture at a theological institution

Next to meeting the general criteria the application should also meet the specific criteria as follows:

(1) General Scholarship (maximum € 4.000)
– it concerns necessary cost for doing a Master or PhD Study in the Netherlands
– the plan to travel to and stay in the Netherlands is approved by the professor or lecturer guiding the student
– it only concerns cost like international air fare, visa cost and housing and living cost in the Netherlands
– there has not already been granted a scholarship by the Fund for the same study

(2) Field Study Master Study (maximum € 2.000)
– a cover letter motivation your application referring to the general and specific criteria
– the CV form (see below) filled out
– your official registration as a Master- or PhD-student in theology/religious studies at a Dutch recognised University
– a recommendation from your church or the Indonesian theological institution you are affiliated with
– a recommendation from your guiding professor including the necessity to come to and stay in the Netherlands
– a calculation of the cost of your study in the Netherlands and how it will be covered (maximum € 2.000)
– it concerns the cost for a necessary field research in Indonesia
– the student has been or will be based in the Netherlands for two academic semesters or more
– the plan to travel to and stay in Indonesia and return to the Netherlands is approved by the professor or lecturer guiding the student
– there has not already been granted a scholarship by the Fund for the same study

(3) Field research PhD study (maximum € 4.000)
– it concerns the cost for a necessary field or promotion research in Indonesia
– the student has been or will be based in the Netherlands for two academic semesters or more
– the plan to travel to and stay in Indonesia and return to the Netherlands is approved by the professor guiding the student
– there has not already been granted a scholarship by the Fund for the same study

If you meet all required general and specific criteria you can sent in an application by mail to to beurzen@steun-zwo.nl

A complete application consists of:

(1) General Scholarship
– a cover letter motivating your application referring to the general and specific criteria
– the cv form(.docx file)
– your official registration as a Master- or PhD-student in theology/religious studies at a Dutch recognised University
– a recommendation from your church or the Indonesian theological institution you are affiliated with
– a recommendation from your guiding professor including the necessity to come to and stay in the Netherlands
– a calculation of the cost of your study in the Netherlands and how it will be covered

(2) Field Study Master Study
– a cover letter motivating your application referring to the general and specific criteria
– the cv form(.docx file)
– your official registration as a Master student in theology/religious studies at a Dutch recognised University
– a recommendation from your guiding professor including the necessity to do field research in Indonesia (approved field research plan)
– a calculation of the cost of your field research trip to Indonesia and how it will be covered

(3) Field Research PhD Study
– a cover letter motivating your application referring to the general and specific criteria
– the cv form(.docx file)
– your official registration as a PhD student in theology/religious studies at a Dutch recognised University
– a recommendation from your guiding professor including the necessity to do field research in Indonesia (approved field research plan)
– a calculation of the cost of your field research trip to Indonesia and how it will be covered

You may apply by filling in the and send it .

All the information required will be dealt with by us confidentially and limited to the scope of your application in accordance with the Dutch privacy protection law.