Holland funding for International Students at Leiden University in the Netherlands

  • Bachelor
  • € 5,000
  • 1 February 2020

The Holland Scholarship is intended for talented international students who would like to follow an English-taught Bachelor’s programme at Leiden University.

Leiden University
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Leiden University

Leiden University is a public research university in Leiden, Netherlands.

Eligibility

For talented non-EEA students enrolling in one of the following English-taught Bachelor’s programmes:

  • Archaeology
  • Arts, Media and Society
  • Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology
  • Dutch Studies
  • English Language and Culture
  • International Relations and Organisations
  • International Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global Challenges
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy: Global and Comparative Perspectives
  • Psychology
  • Security Studies
  • South and Southeast Asian Studies
  • Urban Studies

Eligibility requirements

  • You are not an EU/EEA, Swiss or Surinamese passport holder.
  • You are not eligible for support from the Dutch study finance system.
  • You have never studied at a Dutch university or a Dutch university of applied sciences.
  • You have completed your pre-university education outside The Netherlands.

Additional note for UK passport holders:
You are not eligible for the Holland Scholarship for incoming students in this application round (for Bachelor's programmes starting in September 2020).

Benefits

One-off payment of € 5,000 – which you will receive after arrival in The Netherlands in your first year of studies.

Application

  • Compose a letter of motivation (max. 500 words) specifically for the Holland Scholarship. In your letter, explain why you are a talented student, taking into account both your academic achievements and relevant extra-curricular activities (Note: there is no need to describe your financial situation, as financial need is not a selection criteria for the Holland Scholarship).
  • Before 1 February, submit an online application for admission for one of the above-mentioned Bachelor’s progammes at Leiden University.
  • Indicate in your online application that you are applying for the Holland Scholarship and upload your scholarship motivation letter where indicated.

**Selection process
**A selection committee will review all applications for the Holland Scholarship, taking into account prior academic achievement and the information provided in the letter of motivation. You will be notified of the outcome by Leiden University Scholarships Team (up to) 6 weeks after the deadline.

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