Leiden University Excellence Scholarships (LExS)
Course(s) Offered: All fields
Course Level: Postgraduate (masters)
Provider: Leiden University
Country to Study in: Netherlands
The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme (LExS) is offered for excellent non-European (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.
All suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply for the Leiden University Excellence Scholarships (LExS).
The scholarship is for:
The Faculty selection committee will review the applications. Students are selected on the basis of academic merit.
Citizens of ALL countries (both non-EU/EEA and other nations)
Leiden University, The Netherlands
Fields of study
The courses offered under this program include:
Number of Awards
The number and type of award of the scholarship (see below under ‘Scholarship Benefits’) depends on the budget available for each Faculty department. The type of award has no reflection on the students’ academic level of excellence.
Scholarship will last for the whole duration of the masters programme. The maximum study period is 12 months for the 1-year masters programmes or 24 months for the 2-year masters programmes.
The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme has three awards:
Method of Application
The student is responsible for submitting a complete application on or before the deadline dates below. Leiden University cannot be held responsible for late and/or incomplete applications.
To apply for the scholarship, you should write a letter of motivation (in Word) of a maximum of 500 words, in which you indicate why you believe you should be considered for this scholarship. The Word document should then be attached on the scholarship page in your online application for the master’s programmes for which you are applying.
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply to the LExS Scholarship Programme.
For course programmes starting September 2017, application deadline is 1 February 2017 (except for Law programmes which is 1 March 2017). For all courses starting February 2017, deadline is 1 October 2016.
Students should be aware that the LExS is not a full scholarship. It is necessary to find additional funding to be able to finance their study and stay completely.
All LExS applicants will be informed of outcome by end of April 2016 for September 2016 intake, by mid-November 2016 for February 2017 intake, and by end of April 2017 for the September 2017 intake.
Application Deadline: 1 October 2016 || 1 February / 1 March 2017
Open to International Applicants: Yes