Leiden University Excellence Scholarship (LExS) 2024/2025 for International Students - Keepswiki

Leiden University Excellence Scholarship (LExS) 2024/2025 for International Students

Leiden University is thrilled to announce the availability of the Leiden University Excellence Scholarship (LExS) for the 2024-2025 academic year, specifically designed for international students embarking on their Master’s degree journey. This prestigious scholarship is now accepting applications from those seeking to pursue full-time Master’s degree programs at Leiden University, excluding LLM (non-advanced) and MSc programs offered by the Leiden Law School.

Funded by Leiden University in the Netherlands, the LExS represents a significant academic award aimed at supporting outstanding students. The scholarship covers a portion of the tuition fees, ranging from €10,000 to €15,000, for several awardees. This opportunity is geared towards Master’s level students of any nationality, with a particular focus on those demonstrating exceptional academic achievements and a strong motivation to study at Leiden University.


To qualify for the LExS, candidates must apply to a Master’s program at Leiden University, excluding specific programs at the Leiden Law School. The scholarship is particularly open to non-EEA/non-EFTA nationals, including a special note for UK students, and considers applicants for the LLM Advanced Studies program or the MSc in International Relations and Diplomacy. Eligibility hinges on outstanding academic performance in relevant previous studies. The scholarship spans various faculties, including Archaeology, Humanities, Medicine/LUMC, and more. Applicants are required to apply online for their chosen Master’s program, indicate their scholarship application in the relevant section, and submit a motivation letter along with their application by the specified deadline: October 1st for February start programs.

For detailed application instructions and more information on the Leiden University Excellence Scholarship, prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the official Leiden University website. This scholarship not only represents a significant financial award but also a recognition of academic excellence and a stepping stone towards achieving one’s educational and career aspirations at one of the Netherlands’ most prestigious universities.

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