The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Programme (LExS) For Non European Students – 2015

The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Programme (LExS) For Non European Students - 2015

The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Programme (LExS) For Non European Students – 2015

Deadline:1 Oct 2015/1 Feb 2016 (annual)

Brief description:

The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Programme (LExS) is open to outstanding  Non-EU/EEA students enrolling  in a master’s degree programme at Leiden University.

Host Institution(s):

Leiden University, The Netherlands.

Field of study:

All MA, MSc and LL.M programmes as mentioned on the website Master’s programmes in Leiden,  a number of programs have a start date in September only.

Number of Awards:

Not specified.

Target group:

Non-EU/EEA international students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme has 3 awards:

•  € 10.000 of the tuition fee
•  € 15.000 of the tuition fee
•  Total tuition fee minus the home fee


•  Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master’s degree programme starting February 2016 or September 2016

•  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 enrol. 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 who are granted a Leiden Excellence Scholarship must comply with and confirm in writing their agreement with the terms and conditions (refer to official website) attached to the scholarship prior to the granting of the scholarship.

Application instructions:

You must first apply for admissions to Leiden University online. In your application, you must indicate clearly that you would like to apply for the LExS scholarship and upload your letter of motivation for the LExS scholarship on the scholarship page. For programmes starting in February 2016, the deadline is 1 October 2015. For all programmes starting in September 2016, the deadline is 1 February 2016. 

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.


Official Scholarship Website:



    June 24, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    Hello I am Elssabet. I am from Ethiopia. I would like to learn Masters in Sociology if i got free scholarship in Leiden University I have B.ed in English and Sociology. Please contact me at my e-mail if there is opportunity. Thank you So much.

  2. saddam Abdi Adar

    August 13, 2015 at 12:43 PM

    hello iam ethiopian student i need is scholarship my name is saddam Abdi adar my phone number 0915468875 my Email address Thankz To

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