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Leiden University Excellence Scholarships (LExS) 2021 for International Masters Students – The Netherlands

Masters scholarships for students of any nationality to pursue postgraduate degree in Law, International Relations and Diplomacy and other programmes at Leiden University Netherlands 2021

Application Deadline: 

  • Programmes starting Sept 2021: 1st Feb 2021
  • Exception – LLM Advanced Studies programmes: 1st March 2021
  • Programmes starting Feb 2022: 1st October 2021

Offered Annually: Yes

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken at (country): Leiden University, The Netherlands

About the Award: The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme (LExS) is offered for excellent Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master’s degree programme and for excellent students from all nationalities enrolling in a Master of Law Advanced Programme or MSc in International Relations and Diplomacy.

Selection Criteria

  • 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 enroll. 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 are selected on the basis of academic merit.

Who is qualified to apply?

  • Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master’s degree programme starting September 2021 (All MA, MSc and LL.M programmes as mentioned on the website Master’s programmes in Leiden).
  • All nationalities enrolling in the programmes listed above starting September 2021

Number of Scholarships: The number and type of award of the scholarship depends on the budget available for each Faculty department.

Value of Scholarship: The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme has 3 types of awards

  • € 10.000 of the tuition fee
  • € 15.000 of the tuition fee
  • Total tuition fee minus the statutory tuition fee (also referred to as home fee)

The number and type of award of the scholarship depends on the budget available for each Faculty department. The type of award has no reflection on the students’ academic level of excellence. Please be aware that the LExS is not a full scholarship.

Duration: Scholarship will last for the duration of the masters programme

How to Apply: 

  • Fill in your online application for admission to Leiden University (see in Scholarship Webpage link below).
  • Upload all required documents.
  • Indicate clearly that you would like to apply for the LExS scholarship on the scholarship page. Please note that if you apply for more than one master’s programme, you have to indicate that you apply for the LExS scholarship for all these programmes seperately.

Visit the Scholarship Webpage for detai