Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Leiden University 2018 Excellence Scholarship programme (LExS) in Netherlands





For excellent Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master's degree programme and for excellent students of all nationalities enrolling in a Master of Law Advanced Programme or MSc in International Relations & Diplomacy.


For whom?
  1. Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master's degree programme starting September 2017 or February 2018.
    All MA, MSc and LLM programmes that are mentioned on the website Master's programmes in Leiden are eligible for LExS, but note that some programmes have a start date in September only. 
  2. Students of all nationalities enrolling in the Advanced Master programmes in the list below starting September 2017 or February 2018.
    Note that the programmes listed below have a September start date only, with the exception of Advanced Studies in Air & Space Law:
      
    • Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Air & Space Law 
    • Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in European & International Business Law  
    • Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in International Tax Law  
    • Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Public International Law  
    • Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in International Civil & Commercial Law  
    • Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Law & Digital Technologies 
    • Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in European Tax Law 
    • Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in European & International Human Rights Law 
    • Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in International Children's Rights 
    • Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Law and Finance  
    • MSc in International Relations & Diplomacy
    • MSc in Cyber Security



  1. 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 enrol. As an indication, the student will be among the top 10% for the relevant programme followed abroad. We do not need proof of this, it is just to indicate the competitiveness of the scholarship. 
  2. 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. This requirement does not apply to applicants who apply for a LExS for programmes mentioned under point 2 "For whom". 
  3. Scholarships will not be awarded to applicants who have already obtained a Leiden University master’s degree with the exception of students applying for a Master programme for which a specified previous Master programme or work experience is mandatory (the LLM advanced masters qualify as such). 
  4. Students who are granted a LExS must comply with and confirm in writing their agreement with the Rules and Regulations attached to the scholarship prior to the granting of the scholarship.
The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme has three awards: 
  • € 10.000 of the tuition fee 
  • € 15.000 of the tuition fee 
  • Total tuition fee minus the statutory tuition 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.





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