Netherlands Leiden University Excellence Scholarships

Leiden University Scholarships
Netherlands Leiden University Excellence Scholarships

Scholarship Description:
Under Netherlands Leiden University Excellence Scholarships applications are being invited from eligible candidates. International Students are eligible to apply for this program. The scholarship allows Postgraduate level programm(s) in the field of All Subjects taught at Leiden University . Interested candidates may apply for the scholarship as per set deadline. The application deadline is Programmes starting Sept 2020: 1st Feb 2021 Exception – LLM Advanced Studies programmes: 1st March 2021

Subjects offered and Degree Programs:
You can apply for All Subjects taught at Leiden University

Funded by: Leiden University.


Eligible Nationalities:
International students from any country with international fee-paying status are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

The Leiden University is offering the Excellence scholarship programme for highly brilliant international students wishing to study in the Netherlands on scholarship commencing the next academic year.

Sponsor ValueThe scholarship will cover;
  • € 10.000 of the tuition fee
  • € 15.000 of the tuition fee
  • Total tuition fee minus the statutory tuition fee (also referred to as home fee).
Eligibility CriteriaTo apply and qualify for LExS 2021;
  • Applicants must be Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master’s degree programme starting September 2021
  • Applicants must have previous degrees with excellent grades

Academic requirements

  • Students must have achieved excellent academic results in their previous study programme(s), which must be 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 that proof of ranking is not required – this information is purely to indicate the level of competitiveness
Application ProcedureInterested applicants for the Leiden University Excellence Scholarships in Netherlands may follow the steps below to apply;
  • Apply for an admission into a Master’s programme at the university and pay necessary acceptance fees (where applicable)
  • Indicate your interest to apply for a LExS in the scholarship section of your online application.
  • Upload your LExS motivation letter as instructed in your online application. This is a PDF file of max. 500 words, in which you explain why you would like to be considered for the award.
  • Submit your online application, containing your LExS application, before the LExS application deadline.
  • If you apply for more than one study programme and wish to apply for a LExS for each, indicate this clearly in each application and upload a LExS motivation letter for each.