Leiden University Excellence Scholarships for international students

Scholarship Overview

Leiden University Excellence Scholarships are open to international students from around the world with the exception of EEA/EFTA. This is a scholarship for students who want to pursue a master’s programme in  any subjects, except LLM (Law) or LLM (non-Advanced). Students applying for this scholarship should be academically good to have the chance of being offered.

The host institution for this scholarship is Leiden University in the Netherlands.

The level(s)/fields(s) of study are:

  • Archaeology
  • Humanities
  • Medicine/LUMC
  • Governance and Global Affairs
  • Law
  • Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Science
  • African Studies Centre
  • International Institute for Asian Studies

Students who will be offered the Leiden University Excellence Scholarships are entitled to:

  • € 10,000 of the tuition fee
  • € 15,000 of the tuition fee
  • Total tuition fee minus the statutory tuition fee



  • Applicants can apply to study any Master’s programme at Leiden University – with the exception of LLM (non-advanced) and MSc programmes at Leiden Law School
  • Applicants must be non-EEA/non-EFTA* nationals who are applying for a Master’s programme at Leiden University
  • Applicants must have achieved high academic excellence and their previously studied programme should be related to their chosen master’s programme

Application instructions

Official Website


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