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Leiden University Excellence Scholarship in 2020 (Full Scholarship)

Leiden University Excellence Scholarship in 2020 (Full Scholarship)

Fully Funded
Country: Netherlands
City: Leiden
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Leiden University was founded in 1575 and is one of Europe’s leading international research universities. Additionally to, It has seven faculties in the arts, humanities and sciences, spread over locations in Leiden and The Hague. Moreover, The University has over 6,700 staff members and 29,520 students. The motto of the University is ‘Praesidium Libertatis’ – Bastion of Freedom. Further, For excellent non-EEA/non-EFTA* students joining a full-time Leiden University Master’s degree programme; and for excellent students of all nationalities joining an LLM Advanced Studies programme or the Master’s in International Relations & Diplomacy. Additionally, One of Leiden’s key strengths is its ability to offer an international environment to all its students, domestic and international.


Students must have achieved excellent study results in their previous education, Also, this being relevant to the Master’s programme for which they are applying. Further, 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 purely to indicate the level of competitiveness.

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

Application instructions:

Moreover, You must first apply online for admissions to a Master’s programme at Leiden University. In your application, you must indicate;

  •  you would like to apply for the LExS scholarship and
  • upload your letter of motivation for the LExS scholarship on the scholarship page.

The deadline for programmes starting in February 20202 : 1 October 2019

The deadline for programmes starting September2019:  1 February 2020 

Also, It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the online application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Selection process by Leiden University :

  • The faculty selection committees will nominate LExS recipients and inform the Scholarships Team, up to 6 weeks after the LExS deadline.
  • Also, the Scholarships Team will notify all LExS applicants of the decisions:
    – At the end of November – for the February intake.
    – At the end of April – for the September intake.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline01 October,2019
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerLeiden University
Contact the organizer+31 71 527 27 27



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