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Engineering masters scholarships for Eindhoven University students

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Master's in Electrical Engineering students at Eindhoven University are eligible for scholarships by the NXP Foundation.


By U2B Staff 

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NXP Foundation is awarding scholarships for up to 10 master’s students per year enrolled in the Eindhoven University (TU Eindhoven) of Technology’s Electrical Engineering programmes through its TU/e Fellowship Program.

NXP Foundation, a Texas-based foundation has awarded seven scholarships worth €5000 to master’s students at TU Eindhoven, which ranks fifth in the ranking of global top universities in academia-industry research cooperation.

Students specialising in leading-edge technology fields such as automotive, microelectronics, and radio communications will be eligible for the scholarships.

The university’s two-year master’s in electrical engineering programme students will receive the scholarship based on study performance, extracurricular activities, and motivation.

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The scholarship programme represents the non-profit organisation’s multi-year commitment to fund the advanced study of leading-edge technologies by highly qualified students at the university.

Eindhoven University leads several research projects in this area in collaboration with NXP Foundation and other industrial partners. So far, seven Master’s in Electrical Engineering programmes at the university have received their NXP Foundation Scholarships.

This collaboration follows several other collaborations between the university and the NXP Foundation.

One such collaboration is in millimeter-wave technology education, which is the foundation for state-of-the-art research on car radar and 5G/6G wireless communications.

Students receiving the scholarship will be doing their graduation assignment or work placement in close collaboration with NXP Foundation “but have no contractual obligations to NXP at the end of their scholarship period”, the non-profit said in a statement.

Guido Dierick, Country manager NXP Netherlands said that ICs are getting ever smaller and exceptionally complex and this poses a challenge for both semiconductor companies and universities.

Dierick says that it is important to develop collaborative opportunities that will open doors to innovation.

The university’s Rector Magnificus, Frank Baaijens is pleased with the scholarships. “We see it as a recognition of the excellence of our education. It underlines the strong ties of TU/e with the industry in the Brainport region and beyond,” he said.

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Another collaboration between the university and the NXP Foundation is in the field of radar technology.

NXP Fellow and professor at the university, Kostas Doris said that millimeter-wave technology transforms today’s cars into robot-cars that can sense and react to the environment better than humans.

The programme, facilitated by the partnership between the university and NXP Foundation will allow the master’s students to learn about the challenges in the exciting field of radar and to enable them to contribute in this new field of innovative technology.

Various scholarships are also open to students enrolled in a Master’s programme at the university including the Amandus H. Lundqvist Scholarship Program, Holland Scholarship programme, and the ASML Technology Scholarship.