Leiden University Excellence Scholarships (LexS)

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The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Programme (LExS) is open to outstanding  Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a full-time master’s degree programme at Leiden University.

Host College/ University/ Organization

Leiden University

Scholarship Value

The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme has 3 awards:

• € 10.000 of the tuition fee
• € 15.000 of the tuition fee
• Total tuition fee minus the statutory tuition fee

Eligibility to Apply

Students must have achieved excellent study results in their previous education, this being relevant to the Master’s programme for which they are applying. As an indication, the student is amongst the top 10% of graduates in his/her previous study programme. Note: proof of ranking is not required – this information is purely to indicate the level of competitiveness.

Applicants must have a non EEA* passport and may not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans (Studiefinanciering).

Link and Instructions

You must first apply online for admissions to a Master’s programme at Leiden University. In your application, you must indicate clearly that you would like to apply for the LExS scholarship and upload your letter of motivation for the LExS scholarship on the scholarship page. The deadline for programmes starting in February is 1 October while programmes starting in September have a deadline of 1 February.

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.

Official Scholarship Website:  https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/scholarships/sea/leiden-university-excellence-scholarship-lexs