Funding for MPhil students
TI runs its own merit-based scholarship program for students in the research master program. The scholarship program is financed by the faculties participating in TI and by the Duisenberg school of finance.
Over the years, we have offered scholarships to some 50% of the students that entered the program. Percentages are even higher for second-year students. In the second year, the vast majority of the students get additional income from part-time appointments as teaching- or research assistant.
Full scholarships always cover the tuition fee plus plus a monthly allowance of € 1,040 a month on top of this (level academic year 2013-14 for first-year students). Partial scholarships cover the tuition fees and costs for health insurance with a maximum of € 40 a month.
Tinbergen Institute offers financial assistance to students holding a Dutch master degree in order to compensate for the high tuition fee.
Because the institute’s resources are limited, prospective students are advised to apply for external funding as well (see e.g. Grantfinder). Applicants who want to compete for a TI scholarship should indicate this on the application form.
Funding for PhD students
Students in the programs’ PhD phase are typically employed by one of the TI faculties as PhD researchers. These are full-time positions that come with all of the benefits of employment, including a good salary. Most positions include a small teaching assignment to help the students gain teaching experience, which is useful for those considering an academic career.