Sunday, March 1, 2015

Leiden University Excellence Scholarship program (LExS)

Here is a scholarship opportunities for International students to study in the United Kingdom. The Scholarship is offered by Leiden University in the United Kingdom.

Subject Area: All MA, MSc and LLM programmes

Level: Master

Provider: Leiden University

Location:  UK

Application Deadline: early  March every year


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.
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 (“Studiefinanciering”; more information). This does notapply to applicants who apply for a LexS for programmes mentioned under point 2 “For whom”.
Scholarships will not be awarded to applicants who have already obtained a Leiden University master’s degree.
Students who are granted a LExS must comply with and confirm in writing their agreement with the Rules and Regulationsattached to the scholarship prior to the granting of the scholarship.
Who Can Apply:

Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master’s degree programme starting February every year or September each year (All MA, MSc and LLM programmes as mentioned on the website Master’s programmes in Leiden, a number of programmes have a start date in September only).

All nationalities enrolling in the following programmes starting February  or September every year (programmes listed below have a September start date only, with the exception of Adv. Studies in Air & Space Law):

Scholarship Description:

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 (also referred to as home 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.

Seats: Unknown

How to Apply:

Application procedure for each year intake
Upload all required documents.
Indicate clearly that you would like to apply for the LExS scholarship on the scholarship page.
Upload your letter of motivation for the LExS scholarship on the scholarship page.
Submit your online application.
Pay the application fee.
All LExS applicants will be informed by the scholarship department of Student Educational Affairs.
To apply for the LExS, you should write a letter of motivation (in Word) of a maximum of 500 words, in which you indicate why you believe you should be considered for this scholarship. The Word document should then be attached on the scholarship page in your online application for the master’s programmes for which you are applying.

It is possible to submit applications for more scholarship programmes simultaneously. However, it is not possible to obtain more than 1 scholarship from Leiden University for the same study programme.

If you have already submitted your online application for admission to Leiden University, but would still like to apply for the LExS scholarship, we kindly request you to submit the LExS motivation letter to the Scholarships department (by sending an e-mail to, stating “LExS motivation letter” in your subject) before the deadline.

For Application forms visit the official website here