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Scholarships at Leiden University

There are 2 scholarships available at Leiden University.

Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme (LExS)

Eligibility requirements

Students applying for all Master's programmes at Leiden University - with the exception of regular LLM (non-advanced) programmes, which do not offer LEx Scholarships. 

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. 

Application details

Students can apply online. 

Deadline: Programmes starting Feb: 1 Oct / Programmes starting Sept: 1 Feb / Exception - LLM Advanced Studies programmes: 1 March

Value details

€ 10.000 of the tuition fee; € 15.000 of the tuition fee; Total tuition fee minus the statutory tuition fee

CEU-Praesidium Libertatis Scholarship

Eligibility requirements

  • At the time of application you must be registered as a student at CEU.
  • You must obtain your degree from CEU in the academic year prior to the start of your Master’s programme at Leiden University.

Selection process

The Praesidium Libertatis committee at Leiden University will select two scholarship awardees from the list of preselected nominees received from Central European University.  The names of the scholarship awardees will be announced at the beginning of May by Leiden University's Scholarships Team.

Application details

  • Complete and submit an online application for admission to one of the eligible Master’s programmes at Leiden University.
  • Pay the application fee of € 100.
  • Complete the application procedure at CEU 

Value details

Monthly stipend of € 1,164 (for a period of 10 months)