Are you looking for the opportunity to study degree programs in Holland? This may be your chance with the Scholarship Program of Excellence the Leiden University and the different financial aid options they offer. These programs are open to students who do not belong to the European Union.
What does the Excellence Scholarship cover?
The University of Leiden has 3 awards of excellence:
- The first one is value in € 10,000 of tuition
- The second one in € 15,000 of tuition
- And the last one covers the total tuition fee.
In the same way, the university offers more than 10 scholarship programs for foreigners that are struggling with the economic situation and are looking for aids to pay degree programs. These programs are for different nationalities and under different conditions. The vast majority of the scholarships are for students who have registered at the University of Leiden as a full-time student.
One of these programs is the Leiden University South Africa scholarship – University of Pretoria which is intended for students of the University of Pretoria, South Africa, who would like to study at Leiden University for one or two semester(s) as part of an exchange program. The deadline to apply for this program is on October 1st, and the fields it applies to are: Archaeology, Humanities, Medicine/LUMC, Governance and Global Affairs, Law, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Science, African Studies Centre and the International Institute for Asian Studies to get a bachelor degree.
Other one is the Leiden University South Africa scholarship – University of the Western Cape which is intended for students of the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, who would like to study a bachelor degree at Leiden University for one or two semester as part of an exchange program. The focus careers to be part of this program are: Archaeology, Humanities, Medicine/LUMC, Governance and Global Affairs, Law, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Science,), African Studies Centre, International Institute for Asian Studies as well as the previous ones.
The Mandela Scholarship Fund is a perfect option for South African students, who want to study at Leiden University for one semester of their bachelor degree in order to spread their knowledge and contribute to the development of South Africa. Remember: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela
How to be eligible?
Students outside the EU who enroll in the Master’s program at the University of Leiden Scholarship programs will not be awarded. Because these applicants have already obtained a master’s degree from the University of Leiden.
The students to whom the Leiden scholarships are granted must complete with and confirm their application and agree with the Rules and Regulations attached to the scholarship application before granting the scholarship.
Something important to keep in mind is that all applicants must first apply for admission to the University of Leiden online.
In each application, each applicant must clearly indicate that he or she wishes to apply for the scholarship, the degree programs of their preference and they must send their motivational letter on the scholarship page or at the time of applying to the graduate program.