The Leiden University Excellence Masters Scholarships (LExS) 2021 for International Students – The Netherlands is awarded to international students from any nationality across the world, to acquire a postgraduate degree in either Law, International Relations, Diplomacy and other study areas offered at Leiden University, Netherlands.
Leiden University was founded in 1575 and is one of the leading international research universities in Europe. It has seven faculties and a campus in both Leiden and The Hague. Its motto is Praesidium Libertatis – Bastion of Freedom. The five disciplinary clusters in which Leiden University and the Leiden University Medical Center excel are: Fundamentals of Science Life Sciences Health and Wellbeing Law, Politics and Administration Languages, Cultures and Societies The University’s academic partners in the province of Zuid-Holland are Delft University of Techn... read more
Value of Scholarship:
The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme has 3 types of awards:
€ 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)
The number and type of award of the scholarship depends on the budget available for each Faculty department. The type of award has no reflection on the students’ academic level of excellence. Please be aware that the LExS is not a full scholarship.
Scholarship will last for the duration of the masters programme
In his or her prior academic education abroad, the applicant must have achieved excellent study results which are relevant for the programme for which the student wishes to enroll.
As an indication, the student will be among the top 10% for the relevant programme followed abroad.
The applicant will hold a non-EU/EEA passport and will not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans.
Scholarships will not be awarded to applicants who have already obtained a Leiden University master’s degree.
Students are selected on the basis of academic merit
Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master’s degree programme starting September 2021 (All MA, MSc and LL.M programmes as mentioned on the website Master’s programmes in Leiden).
All nationalities enrolling in the programmes listed above starting September 2021
Number of Scholarships To Be Awarded:
The number and type of award of the scholarship depends on the budget available for each Faculty department.
Fill in your online application for admission to Leiden University at the scholarship webpage link
Upload all required documents.
Indicate clearly that you would like to apply for the LExS scholarship on the scholarship page. Please note that if you apply for more than one master’s programme, you have to indicate that you apply for the LExS scholarship for all these programmes separately.
For further information on the Leiden University Masters Scholarships visit the Scholarship Webpage for more details.