Leiden University Excellence Scholarship (LExS)

Type of Program

  1. Excellent non-EEA/non-EFTA* students joining a full-time Leiden University Master’s degree program
  2. Excellent students of all nationalities joining an LLM Advanced Studies program or the Master’s in International Relations & Diplomacy

Scholarship Coverage

The LExS is awarded for the duration of the study program. There are three available levels of awards:

  1. € 10,000 of the tuition fee
  2. € 15,000 of the tuition fee
  3. Total tuition fee minus the statutory tuition fee

The LExS is not a full scholarship. Non-EEA LExS recipients must still submit ‘proof of sufficient funds’ for their student visa/residence permit application.

Application process

  1. Apply online for admission to a Master’s program at Leiden University and pay the application fee if applicable.
  2. In the scholarship section of your online application, indicate that you wish to apply for a LExS.
  3. Upload your LExS motivation letter as instructed in your online application. This is a PDF file of max. 500 words, in which you explain why you would like to be considered for the award.
  4. Submit your online application, containing your LExS application, before the LExS application deadline.
  5. If you apply for more than one study program and wish to apply for a LExS for each, indicate this clearly in each application and upload a LExS motivation letter for each.

Application Time-Frame

Application deadlines: 1 February 2020 for Programs start in September, 2020

Please Click for detailed information.