CEU Praesidium Libertatis Scholarship

For outstanding students from the Central European University Hungary.

Scholarship Offer

In this scholarship programme, attention is focused on “Europe" in particular, and the academic programmes, related to this subject. The idea behind this is, that in Eastern Europe, countries as prospective members, newly added members or neighbours of the EU are in need of information on many aspects of the European Union.
Academic knowledge and research facilities on a wide range of EU related topics are available at Leiden University.

Leiden University (in cooperation with Central European University) offers 2 full scholarships. The scholarship covers:

  • Waiver of the application fee (only applicable for students who  have been pre-selected by CEU)
  • Full waiver of the tuition fee
  • A monthly stipend of € 1.100 (based on 10 months) 
  • Reimbursement of the costs for health insurance
    (max. € 500, based on actual costs, if applicable)
  • Reimbursement of the costs for residence permit
    (max. € 350, based on actual costs, if applicable)

It is possible to submit applications for more scholarship programmes simultaneously. However, it is not possible to obtain more than 1 scholarship from Leiden University for the same study programme. Also, it is not possible to combine scholarships which are provided or sponsored by Leiden University (e.g. Leiden University Excellence Scholarship, Leiden – OTS China, Sino-Dutch Scholarship programme) or bilateral agreements. The CEU Praesidium Libertatis Scholarship is only open for currently enrolled degree students who will receive a diploma from CEU by the end of the current academic year.

Which programmes?

The scholarships are valid for the following programmes starting in September 2016 (more information on these programmes can be found on the Master's at Leiden University page):

Master of Art Programmes
International Relations, duration 1 year

Master of Science Programmes
Public Administration, duration 1 year 
Political Sciences, duration 1 year

(Adv) LL.M. Programmes

Air and Space Law, duration 1 year
European and International Business Law, duration 1 year 
European International Human Rights Law, duration 1 year
European Tax Law, duration 1 year
International Children's Rights, duration 1 year
International Civil and Commercial Law, duration 1 year
International Tax Law, duration 1 year
Law and Digital Technologies, duration 1 year 
Public International Law, duration 1 year 

Application procedure at Leiden University

Step  Procedure Deadline
Fill in your online application for admission to Leiden University 1 March 2016
2 Upload all necessary documents
3 Indicate clearly that you would like to apply for the Leiden-CEU Praesidium Libertatis scholarship on the scholarship page
4 Submit your online application
5 Students who have been pre-selected by the CEU Budapest Selection committee are exempted for the payment of the application fee
6 All Leiden-CEU applicants will be informed about the scholarship result by Leiden University. May / June 2016

Application procedure at CEU

Step Procedure Deadline
Follow the application procedure as set by CEU. See http://www.ceu.edu/funding-fees/finaid-enrolled/praesidium-libertatis
19 February 2016
2 CEU Selection Committee reviews the scholarship applications and sends an overview of the pre-selected students to Student Educational Affairs of Leiden University 1 April 2016


Ms. Ildiko Torok
Financial Aid Coordinator

Central European University
Financial Aid Office

Nador u. 9
H-1051 Budapest
Phone: +36 1 327 3000 ext. 2175
Fax: +36 1 327 3830
Email: toroki@ceu.edu

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions (pdf)


The student is responsible for submitting a complete application, according to the steps described above before the aforementioned deadline. Leiden University cannot be held responsible for late and/or incomplete applications.


For Praesidium Liberatis students housing is available in the city centre of Leiden along one of the canals. A Housing flyer inluding floorplan is available in pdf.

Please note

One of the requirements for being granted a residence permit in the Netherlands is that students must submit proof that they have sufficient financial means to finance their study period in the Netherlands. Leiden University advises a budget, not including the tuition fee, of approx. €12,000 to €15,000 per year to cover the costs for rent, insurance, living expenses, course books and local transportation. How much money students actually spend will of course depend on their life style and spending habits.

Last Modified: 11-11-2015