Things to keep in mind

We are only able to present limited information about scholarships and funding on this website. There may be other options available.

Applying for a scholarships can be quite an endeavor.  Here is a short list of things you should keep in mind:

  • Of all the scholarships administered and/or coordinated by Leiden University only the Holland Scholarship is available for incoming bachelor students. There are several scholarship possibilities for bachelor students who wish to study abroad as part of their Leiden University bachelor’s programme. Beurzen en Fondsen (in Dutch)

  • Many scholarships have (much) earlier application deadlines than our programme application deadlines.

  • Some scholarships can only be awarded if you start your programme in September.

  • Some scholarships require a(n) (simultaneously submitted) application at both the scholarship granting institution and at Leiden University’s Admissions Office.

  • The majority of the scholarships are not full scholarships, i.e. they only cover part of the tuition fee and do not grant additional stipends. For an estimation of the costs you will incur in addition to your tuition fee, please check the living expenses per month.

  • Every scholarship programme has its own (application) procedure.  Please check the rules and conditions before you apply.

Dutch Ministry of Education

In some cases, international students may also be eligible for a student grant from the Dutch Ministry of Education. See the Nationality chart on the website of DUO/IB-Groep.

Dutch students (who are enrolled in a government-funded programme,) pay an annual statutory tuition fee. If you come from an EU country and are following a study programme in the Netherlands, you may be eligible for a grant to cover these statutory tuition fees. See grants for tuition fees on the website of DUO/IB-Groep.

Search engines

We would like to draw your attention to two search engines which provide a great deal of information about scholarships and funding: General search engines for scholarships

Other possibilities

Mr Henri. J.J. Lenferink, Mayor of Leiden, and a scholarship student, during an award ceremony.

Mr Henri. J.J. Lenferink, Mayor of Leiden, and a scholarship student, during an award ceremony.

Detailed information on Leiden scholarships and loans available for your programme at Leiden University is provided on this website. 

Please note that the we are only able to provide limited information on this website. There may be other possibilities available in your home country which are not listed here or via the above mentioned grant finders. To explore other options you could also consider contacting e.g.

Last Modified: 11-11-2015