Excellence Scholarships 2024 at Leiden University Netherlands
Leiden University in the Netherlands is providing the Excellence Scholarship program for exceptionally talented international students who want to pursue their studies with a scholarship. This opportunity is available for the upcoming academic year.
The Leiden University Excellence Scholarships (LExS) are for outstanding students from non-EEA/EFTA countries who are enrolling in a full-time Master’s program at Leiden University. This scholarship also applies to exceptional students of any nationality enrolling in an LLM Advanced Studies program or the Master’s in International Relations & Diplomacy. The scholarship provides either a €10,000 or €15,000 reduction in tuition fees. It covers the total tuition fee minus the statutory tuition fee (also known as the home fee).
Leiden University, founded in 1575 in the Netherlands, is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities. It was established during the Dutch Revolt and emphasized academic freedom and inclusivity from the beginning. The university has a rich history of attracting and producing renowned scholars and scientists, including figures like René Descartes and Albert Einstein. Leiden University has made significant contributions to various fields, particularly in astronomy through the Leiden Observatory. It boasts Nobel laureates among its faculty and alumni and is known for its strong research programs and international collaborations. Located in the historic city of Leiden, the university is a cultural and academic hub, contributing to Dutch culture and scholarship while maintaining its commitment to academic excellence.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): Leiden University.
Host Institution(s): Leiden University, Netherlands.
Scholarship Worth: Tuition Award.
Number of Awards: Several
Study Level: Masters
Nationality: International Students
Requirements and eligibility criteria for Excellence Scholarships 2024 at Leiden University Netherlands:
- Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master’s degree program starting in September 2024.
- Previous degrees with excellent grades.
- Excellent academic results in previous study program(s) relevant to the chosen Master’s program.
- Typically among the top 10% of graduates in the previous study program (proof of ranking not required).
Application Procedure for Excellence Scholarships 2024 at Leiden University Netherlands (How to apply);
To apply for the Leiden University Excellence Scholarships in the Netherlands, follow these steps:
- Apply for admission to a Master’s program at the university and pay any required acceptance fees (if applicable).
- Express your interest in applying for a LExS scholarship within the scholarship section of your online application.
- Upload your LExS motivation letter as instructed in your online application. This letter should be a PDF file with a maximum of 500 words, explaining why you should be considered for the award.
- Submit your online application, including your LExS application, before the scholarship application deadline.
- If you are applying for multiple study programs and want to apply for a LExS scholarship for each, make it clear in each application and upload a separate LExS motivation letter for each program.
- 1st Feb for programs starting Sept and
- 1st Oct for programmes starting February
For more information visit the official website