Leiden University offers several scholarships to excellent non-EEA/non-EFTA students joining a full-time Masters Program. The university has been placed in the top 100 universities in the world by three major ranking tables. It ranked in top 50 worldwide in thirteen fields of study in the 2020 QS World University Rankings. Known for its historic foundations and emphasis on the social sciences, the university came into particular prominence during the Dutch Golden Age, when scholars from around Europe were attracted to the Dutch Republic due to its climate of intellectual tolerance and Leiden’s international reputation. As one of the most reputed universities, Leiden University is offering excellence scholarship to international students.
Recipients of the Leiden Excellence Scholarship may receive any of the three available levels of awards. Moreover, the scholarship is payable to the students for the duration of the study program. The scholarship constitutes:
However, students should note that non-EEA recipients must still submit ‘proof of sufficient funds’ for their student visa/residence permit application.
Leiden University considers a student eligible for the Master’s Scholarships if their profile aligns with the university’s requirements:
Students must apply for the admission at Leiden University prior to applying for the scholarship. Students can apply for the Master’s program through the online application. Moreover, the applicants must follow the following procedure to apply for the 2020 scholarship at Leiden University.
The faculty selection committees will nominate the recipients of Leiden University Excellence Scholarships and inform the Scholarships Team, up to 6 weeks after the LExS deadline. The Scholarships Team will then notify all LExS applicants of the decisions:
Applicants can apply for the Leiden University Scholarship for the Master’s programs starting in February 2020 until 1 Oct 2019. While applications for programs starting from September 2020 should be submitted by 1 February 2020.