Leiden University Excellence Scholarship 2020

Leiden University Excellence Scholarship 2020 is inviting applicants for non-EEA/non-EFTA* nationals who are applying for a Master’s program at Leiden University. Leiden University ranked one of top Universities in the world by many ranking tables in different subjects.

Eligible Nationality

  • For non-EEA/non-EFTA* nationals who are applying for a Master’s programme at Leiden University:
    • with the exception of LLM (non-advanced) programmes, which do not participate in LExS 
    • see additional note for UK students below
  • For students of all nationalities applying for an LLM Advanced Studies programme, or the MSC in International Relations and Diplomacy.

Also See Fully Funded Clarendon Scholarships at University of Oxford 2020


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

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

How to Apply

For application in Leiden University in Master’s Program following are the steps you need to take to apply, and the subsequent admission process.

  • 1: Check the admission requirements
  • 2: Check the application deadlines
  • 3: Collect the required documents
  • 4: Start your application
  • 5: Pay your tuition fees
  • 6: Prepare for your studies at Leiden University
  • Apply online for admission to a Master’s program at Leiden University and pay the application fee if applicable.
  • In the scholarship section of your online application, indicate that you wish to apply for a LExS.
  • 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.
  • Submit your online application, containing your LExS application, before the LExS application deadline.
  • If you apply for more than one study programme and wish to apply for a LExS for each, indicate this clearly in each application and upload a LExS motivation letter for each.

Also Apply for Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme 2020 Fully Funded

Documents Required

  • A copy of a valid passport or ID card
  • A copy of a Dutch residence permit (if applicable)
  • CV (résumé)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Language proficiency
  • Copies of diplomas and transcripts
  • Recommendation Letter

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