Min menu


University of Leiden Masters Scholarships in Netherlands 2021


If you want to study in the Netherlands, you can apply for the Leiden University Scholarships, which is offered to international students of various nationalities around the world who want to have the opportunity to study a master's degree in the Netherlands for the academic year 2020-2021. Scholarships help advance your academic and career goals by removing financial barriers in order to cover tuition expenses.

The University of Leiden was founded in 1575 and is the oldest institution of higher education in the Netherlands. In order to improve student education, in its seven colleges, it offers 50 undergraduate students, 100 graduates, and 50 doctoral or doctoral programs.

Why study at the University of Leiden?

LU offers high-quality education, a variety of bachelor's and master's programs, and personalized student study support. It facilitates teaching and learning, team building, external exchanges, talent cultivation, campus cultural construction, and provides students with various employment and financing opportunities.

Leiden University Scholarship details

    Application deadline: February 1 / October 1, 2021 (annual)
    Host University: The University of Leiden
    Study level: Master's degree
    The scholarship can be taken in the Netherlands

Funding provided in Leiden University Scholarships

The university offers three different types of scholarships
• € 10,000 deduction from the tuition fee
• 15,000 € deduction from the tuition fee
Full tuition fee discount

LExS is not a full scholarship. LExS non-EEA beneficiaries are still required to provide “evidence of sufficient funds” to apply for a student visa / residence permit.

Conditions for applying for the Leiden University Scholarships

    Eligible Countries: International students from all over the world are eligible to apply.
    Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship is available for Master's degree programs at the University of Leiden.
    Students should have achieved excellent study results in their previous education. The student should preferably be considered among the top 10% of graduates in the previous study program. Note: Proof of ranking is not required - this information is only for an indication of your level of competitiveness.
    Applicants must have a passport from outside the European Union and not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans (Studiefinanciering) - except for students applying to the LLM Program for Advanced Studies or the MA in International Relations and Diplomacy, to which the nationality restrictions do not apply.

How to Apply for Leiden University Scholarships

    You must first apply online for admission to the Master's program at Leiden University. In your application, you must clearly indicate that you wish to apply for the LExS scholarship in the scholarships section and upload the letter of motivation for the LExS scholarship.
    The deadline for programs commencing in September is February 1 (except - Master in Advanced Law: March 1) while the deadline for programs commencing in February is October 1.
    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.