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Leiden University Excellence Scholarship (LExS) in Netherlands

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  • DEADLINE : October 1st, 2024.

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Leiden University, one of the most prestigious institutions in the Netherlands, offers scholarships to talented international students. The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship (LExS) is intended for students who wish to enroll in a full-time Master’s program. The application deadline is October 1, 2024.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the LExS scholarship, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  1. Program Requirements: The scholarship is available for all Master’s programs at Leiden University, except for LLM programs and Master’s at the Leiden Law School. Additionally, it does not cover programs starting in February at the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Science, and the Law School of Leiden.
  2. Nationality Requirements: Candidates must have a non-EEA passport.
  3. Academic Requirements: Students must have achieved excellent academic results in their previous studies.

Scholarship Amount

The LExS scholarships offer three levels of financial support: €10,000 towards tuition fees, €15,000 also towards tuition fees, or a complete exemption from tuition fees.

Application Process

The application for LExS involves the following steps:

  1. Online Admission Application: Apply online for a Master’s program at Leiden University.
  2. Applying for the Scholarship: After submitting your admission application, return to the application portal and click on “Scholarships.” If eligible, the LExS option will be visible. Submit a motivation letter (PDF, max. 500 words) explaining why you should be considered for the scholarship.

The faculty selection committees will nominate LExS recipients within six weeks of the deadline. All candidates will be informed by email of their selection status by the end of November.

For any questions or for more details, you can contact the Leiden University scholarship team by email at [email protected].

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