The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship (LExS) for the 2024-2025 academic year presents a remarkable opportunity for international students to pursue their Master’s studies in the Netherlands. This scholarship is particularly tailored for those who have shown exceptional academic performance and are eager to join a full-time Master’s degree program at Leiden University.
Full Scholarship Benefits
LExS offers substantial financial assistance, covering a significant part of the tuition fee. The scholarship amounts vary, with beneficiaries receiving either:
- €15,000 of the tuition fee.
- €10,000 of the tuition fee.
- Total tuition fee minus the statutory tuition fee.
Study Programme Requirements: Applicable for all Master’s programs at Leiden University, except for:
- LLM (non-advanced) and MSc programs at Leiden Law School.
- Programs starting in February in certain faculties.
- Open to non-EEA/non-EFTA passport holders.
- Exceptions: No nationality restrictions for specific advanced LLMs and MSc in International Relations and Diplomacy.
- UK students post-Brexit are eligible, with certain conditions.
Academic Requirements: Candidates must be among the top 10% of graduates in their previous studies and the previous study program must be relevant to the Master’s program applied for.
- Apply online for a Master’s program at Leiden University and pay the application fee if applicable.
- Indicate your intention to apply for LExS in the scholarship section of the application.
- Upload a motivation letter (max. 500 words) explaining why you deserve the award.
- Submit your application before the LExS deadline. Separate applications and motivation letters are required for each program applied.
The last date to apply for the Leiden University Excellence Scholarship (LExS) is 1 February 2024 for programs starting 1 September and 1 October 2024 for programs starting 1 February.
- The faculty selection committees nominate recipients within 6 weeks of the deadline.
- All applicants are notified via email about their application status.
The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship is an excellent opportunity for academically outstanding students to pursue their Master’s studies at one of Europe’s prestigious universities. By meeting the eligibility criteria and following the detailed application process, aspirants can make a significant stride towards achieving their academic and professional goal