The Post-9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty after September 10, 2001.
You may be eligible if you served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty* after September 10, 2001, or were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability after serving 30 continuous days following September 10, 2001.
Note: Children of a member of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001, may be eligible for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits under the Marine Gunnery John David Fry Scholarship Program.
* includes active service as a National Guard member under title 32 U.S.C. for the purpose of organizing, administering, recruiting, instructing, or training and active service under section 502(f) of title 32 for the purpose of responding to a national emergency.
- A Tuition and Fee payment that is paid to your school on your behalf
- A Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA)** that is equal to:
- The basic allowance for housing (BAH) payable for the zip code of your school to a military E-5 with dependents for students pursuing resident training
- One-half the BAH national average for students training solely by distance learning
- The national average BAH for students pursuing training at foreign schools
- A Books and Supplies Stipend of up to $1,000 per year
- Generally, you may receive up to 36 months of entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. You will be eligible for benefits for 15 years from your last period of active duty of at least 90 consecutive days.
- Have a look at the overview of the estimated costs of living in the Netherlands (excluding tuition fees).
** The MHA is not payable to individuals on active duty or those enrolled at half time or less.
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Countries eligible for this scholarship
- United States
In order to qualify, please follow the instructions as listed on the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (PDF). If your programme of preference at the University of Twente is not (yet) approved by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, you can send an email to email@example.com. Our Scholarships Office will file for approval and will inform you of the succeeding procedures.
This scholarship has no deadline for application. You can apply all-year-long.