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Excellence Scholarships from Leiden University (LexS)

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Excellence Scholarships from Leiden University (LexS). Outstanding non-EEA/non-EFTA students enrolled in a full-time master’s degree programme at Leiden University are eligible for the Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Programme (LExS).

University Name: Leiden University

Program: Master’s Degree

Timeline: 1st Feb/1st Oct (annual)

Study Place:  Netherlands

Course starting September 2021/February 2022

Institution(S) Hosting the Scholarship

The University of Leiden is located in the Netherlands.

Study Level and Subject

All full-time Master’s programmes at Leiden University, with the exception of Leiden Law School’s LLM (non-advanced) and MSc programmes.

Excellence Scholarships from Leiden University (LexS)
Excellence Scholarships from Leiden University (LexS)

Amount of Awards

The quantity and type of scholarships awarded are determined by the available funds for each Faculty department.

Group to Be Targeted

Nationals of countries that are not members of the European Economic Area (EEA) or the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) (see details below)

Scholarship Amount and Duration

The Excellence Scholarships at Leiden University are divided into three categories:

  • 10% of the tuition cost (€ 10,000)
  • The tuition cost is € 15.000.
  • Tuition fee total minus mandatory tuition charge

It is important to note that the LExS is not a complete scholarship. Non-EEA LExS holders must still provide ‘evidence of sufficient money’ when applying for a student visa or residence permit.

Eligibility Criteria for Excellence Scholarships from Leiden University

Students must have excelled in their previous education, which must be related to the Master’s degree for which they are applying. As an indicator, the student was in the top 10% of his or her prior study program’s grads. Note that confirmation of ranking is not necessary; this data is provided just to demonstrate the degree of competition.

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

  • *European Union member states plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland).

Application Procedure for Excellence Scholarships from Leiden University

To apply for a Master’s programme at Leiden University, you must first apply online. In the scholarship part of your application, you must explicitly state that you want to apply for the LExS scholarship and attach your letter of motivation for the LExS scholarship. Programs beginning in September have a deadline of 1 February (exception: Advanced LLMs: 1 March), whereas programmes beginning in February have a deadline of 1 October.

To access the online application form and for more information on how to apply for this scholarship, go to the official website (link below).

Click here to visit office scholarship website

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