Leiden University South-Africa scholarship - University of Pretoria

For exchange students from the University of Pretoria

For Whom

The scholarship is intended for Exchange students from the University of Pretoria under the agreement between the University of Pretoria and Leiden University.


  • Applicants must be enrolled at the University of Pretoria
  • Applicants meet the requirements of Leiden University for regular exchange students
  • Applicants should be selected for the scholarship by their home university
  • This scholarship cannot be combined with the Mandela Scholarship Fund


Scholarship Amount

  • Living allowance: € 1000 per month (1 semester students a maximum of five month, 2 semester students a maximum of 10 months)

There are 2 scholarships available for students who will study 1 semester at Leiden University, or 1 scholarship for a student who will stay for 2 semesters.

Application procedure and deadlines

University of Pretoria
Please contact Ms Mahlogonolo Mphahlele, International & Postgraduate Specialist Consultant: Europe Countries, for the application procedure and deadlines as set by the University of Pretoria.

The University of Pretoria Selection Committee reviews the scholarship applications and sends an overview of the pre-selected students to Student Educational Affairs of Leiden University Scholarships team and the exchange coordinator.

Step Procedure Deadline
1 Fill in your online application for admission to Leiden University

1 April for start September

15 October for start February

2 Upload all necessary documents
3 Submit your online application
4 All Leiden- South-Africa scholarship applicants will be informed about the scholarship result by Leiden University. 8 weeks after the deadline



University of Pretoria

Ms Mahlogonolo Mphahlele

Mail to: Mahlogonolo.Mphahlele@up.ac.za

International & Postgraduate Specialist Consultant: Europe Countries (Inbound & Outbound)


Leiden University

For more information on the scholarship please send an e-mail to: scholarships@sea.leidenuniv.nl  

For more information on the online application procedure for admission to Leiden University please send an email to exchange@sea.leidenuniv.nl.


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.

Last Modified: 14-08-2017