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Masters degree scholarships offered by Leiden University

  • Leiden University was founded in 1575 and is one of Europe’s leading international research universities. It has seven faculties in the arts, humanities and sciences, spread over locations in Leiden and The Hague. The University has over 6,700 staff members and 29,520 students. The motto of the University is 'Praesidium Libertatis' – Bastion of Freedom.

    Field of study:

    All Masters programmes (with the exception of regular LLM (non-advanced) programmes) in the following Faculties: Archaeology, Humanities, Medicine/LUMC, Governance and Global Affairs, Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Science, Interfacultair Centrum Voor Lerarenopleiding, Onderwijsontwikkeling en Nascholing (ICLON), African Studies Centre, International Institute for Asian Studies.

    Number of Awards:

    The number and type of award of the scholarship depend on the budget available for each Faculty department.

    Target group:

    Non-EU/EEA international students.

    Scholarship value/duration:

    The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme has 3 awards:

    •  € 10.000 of the tuition fee
    •  € 15.000 of the tuition fee
    • Total tuition fee minus the statutory tuition fee

    Eligibility:

    Students must have achieved excellent study results in their previous education, this being relevant to the Master’s programme for which they are applying. As an indication, the student is amongst the top 10% of graduates in his/her previous study programme. Note: proof of ranking is not required – this information is pure to indicate the level of competitiveness.

    Applicants must have a non EEA* passport and may not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans (Studiefinanciering).

    Deadline: 1 Feb/1 Oct (annually)

    Click here to find out more about this scholarship opportunity.

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