LUSTRA+ Scholarships for International Students in Netherlands

  • Bachelor, Master
  • Up to €650
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You can apply for a LUSTRA+ scholarship if you are a Bachelor or Master student and want to study, conduct research, or do an internship at an institution or company outside Europe.

Leiden University
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Leiden University

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


You must be a registered as a Bachelor or Master student at Leiden University.

  • Your study, internship or research must be a fully recognised part of your study programme at Leiden University and approved by your programme’s Board of Examiners.
  • Your LUSTRA+ period must be a minimum of 14 days and a maximum of 12 months. Holidays prior to/after your studies, research or internship are not included.
  • You may apply for a LUSTRA+ scholarship more than once. LUSTRA+ funding may be awarded for a maximum of 12 months during your bachelor’s programme, and 12 months during your Master’s programme.

Read the LUSTRA+ rules and regulations carefully in advance.

You cannot be awarded a LUSTRA+ scholarship if:

  • Your LUSTRA+ destination country is on the Erasmus+ country list
  • You are eligible for funding from the Sustainable Humanities Scholarship (Stagefonds Duurzame Geesteswetenschappen) for your period abroad. Check this with your International Exchange Coordinator.


Up to €650 depending on the lenghth of your stay.


Given the corona outbreak and subsequent restrictions, the application for a LUSTRA+ scholarship is different than usual. If you want to apply for a scholarship, you must first request permission for study-related activities abroad. Without official permission you will not be eligible for a scholarship. After approval of your request you can send an email to, after which you will receive a link to the application form.

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