February 24, 2024
Leiden University Excellence Scholarships (LexS)

Leiden University Excellence Scholarships (LexS)

Leiden University Excellence Scholarships (LexS). Outstanding non-EEA/non-EFTA students signed up for a full-time master’s degree program at Leiden University are qualified to apply for the Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Program (LExS).

  • University: University of Leiden
  • Level of Study: Master’s Degree
  • Application Deadline: 1 October/1 February (yearly)
  • Study in the Netherlands
  • The following course begins in February or September of 2024.
  • Non-EEA/non-EFTA* nationals are the target group

Leiden University Masters Programs

  • Full-time Masters programmes at Leiden University.
  • Leiden Law School offers both MSc and LLM programs.
  • Study programs start in February at the Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Sciences, and Leiden Law School.

Scholarship Award Types

  • Depends on the Faculty department budget.

Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Programme

  • Offers €10,000 tuition fee.
  • €15,000 tuition fee minus the statutory fee.
  • Non-EEA LExS recipients must submit proof of sufficient funds for student visa/residence permit application.

Master’s Programme Application Requirements

  • Students must have excellent study results relevant to the Master’s program.
  • Must be among the top 10% of graduates in their previous study program.
  • Applicants must have a non-EEA/non-EFTA passport.
  • Eligibility for support under Dutch study grants and loans may vary.
  • LLM Advanced Studies programs or MSc in International Relations and Diplomacy have no nationality restrictions.
  • Restrictions apply to all EU countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland.

Leiden University Master’s Programme Admissions

  • Apply online for admissions.
  • Eligibility for the LExS scholarship is visible in the scholarships section.
  • Indicate interest and upload a motivation letter.
  • Deadline for September programs: 1 February, February programs: 1 October.
  • Visit the official website for the application

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