Leiden University Excellence Scholarships 2022 for International Students

Leiden University Excellence Scholarships 2022 for International Students Online Application Latest Update. Applications are invited from interested and eligible applicants for the 2022 Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Programme.

This article covers the Leiden University Excellence Scholarship 2022 Overview, Online application portal, application form, how to apply, qualifications, eligibility and requirements, closing date, and more.

Scholarship Overview

  • Scholarship Provider: Leiden University Excellence
  • Host Institution(s): Leiden University
  • Study in: Netherlands
  • Study level: Postgraduate (Masters Degree)
  • Nationality: International Students, Domestic Students

Description of Leiden University Excellence Scholarship 2022 

The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Programme (LExS) is open to outstanding non-EEA/non-EFTA students enrolling in a full-time master’s degree programme at Leiden University.

Host Institution(s):

Leiden University in The Netherlands.

Level/Field(s) of study:

All full-time Masters programmes at Leiden University with the exception of LLM (non-advanced) and MSc programmes at Leiden Law School.

Number of Scholarships:

The number and type of award of the scholarship depends on the budget available for each Faculty department.

Eligible Nationalities:

Non-EEA/non-EFTA* nationals (see details below)

Scholarship Value/Inclusions/Duration:

The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme has 3 awards:

•  € 10.000 of the tuition fee

•  € 15.000 of the tuition fee

• Total tuition fee minus the statutory tuition fee

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


To qualify for the scholarship, you need to possess all the required qualifications and meet all requirements before applying for the Leiden University Excellence, Leiden University Excellence Scholarship 2022.

Students must have achieved excellent study results in their previous education, this being relevant to the Master’s programme for which they are applying. As an indication, the student is amongst the top 10% of graduates in his/her previous study programme. Note: proof of ranking is not required – this information is purely to indicate the level of competitiveness.

Applicants must have a non-non-EEA/non-EFTA* passport and may not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans (Studiefinanciering) – with the exception of students applying for the LLM Advanced Studies programmes or the MSc in International Relations and Diplomacy, for which no nationality restrictions apply.

*All EU countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland)

How to Apply for Leiden University Excellence Scholarship 2022 for International Students

You must first apply online for admissions to a Master’s programme at Leiden University. In your application, you must indicate clearly that you would like to apply for the LExS scholarship in the scholarship section and upload your letter of motivation for the LExS scholarship. The deadline for programmes starting in September is 1 February (exception – Advanced LLMs: 1 March) while programmes starting in February have a deadline of 1 October.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the online application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Deadline – Last day to Apply

Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Application Deadline: The closing date for this opportunity is on October 1, 2022 - Ends in: 148 days.

Official Links

Visit the Official Webpage of the Leiden University Excellence Scholarship 2022 for International Students

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