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Leiden University Excellence Scholarship (LExS) - Netherlands

2021-10-01 Netherland
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About University

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 Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam. Within Europe, Leiden University works intensively with the other members of the League of European Research Universities (LERU).

Brief Description

Leiden University Excellence Scholarship (LExS) - Netherlands is open for International Students . The scholarship allows Masters level programme(s) in the field of All Subjects excluding LLM taught at Leiden University. The deadline of the scholarship is 1st Feb/ 1st Oct.

The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Programme (LExS) is offered for excellent Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master’s degree programme. Also, it is for excellent students from all nationalities enrolling in a Master of Law Advanced Programme or MSc in International Relations and Diplomacy.

 

Eligibility

Students must have achieved excellent study results in their previous education, this being 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: proof of ranking is not required – this information is purely to indicate the level of competitiveness.

Applicants must have a non non-EEA/non-EFTA* passport and may not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans (Studiefinanciering) – with the exception of students applying for the LLM Advanced Studies programmes or the MSc in International Relations and Diplomacy, for which no nationality restrictions apply.

*All EU countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland)

  • You must first apply online for admissions to a Master’s programme at Leiden University. In your application, you must indicate clearly that you would like to apply for the LExS scholarship on the scholarship section and upload your letter of motivation for the LExS scholarship. The deadline for programmes starting in September is 1 February (exception – Advanced LLMs: 1 March) while programmes starting in February has a deadline of 1 October.
  • 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.

Level/Field(s) of Study

Masters

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration

The LExS is awarded for the duration of the study programme. There are three available levels of awards:

  • € 10,000 of the tuition fee
  • € 15,000 of the tuition fee
  • Total tuition fee minus the statutory tuition fee

The LExS is not a full scholarship. Non-EEA LExS recipients must still submit ‘proof of sufficient funds’ for their student visa/residence permit application.

Available Subject

All Subjects

Scholarship Title

  • Start Date:2020-12-26
  • Location: Netherland
  • End Date: 2021-10-01

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