Leiden University Excellence Scholarships

Photo: 25 Year Old Governor Hangs Himself and left a suicide note in Edo State

Tragedy has struck in a particular community in Edo State, as a young man popularly known as Governor has ended his life in the most gruesome manner by committing suicide.

The young man of 25 years was said to have left a suicide note, before taking his life in his rented room in Ovia South LG, Udo Community Edo State.
His body was discovered when his mother went to pay him a visit at his place, she said she cooked food for him and intended to discuss some issues with him, but upon getting to his room she was shocked to find his body dangling from a rope.

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Deadline: 1 Feb/1 Oct 2019 (annual)
Study in:  Netherlands
Next course starts Sept 2019/Feb 2020

Brief description:

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

Host Institution(s):

Leiden University, The Netherlands.

Level/Field of study:

All Masters programmes (with the exception of regular LLM (non-advanced) programmes) in the following Faculties: Archaeology, Humanities, Medicine/LUMC, Governance and Global Affairs, Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Science, Interfacultair Centrum voor Lerarenopleiding, Onderwijsontwikkeling en Nascholing (ICLON), African Studies Centre, International Institute for Asian Studies

Number of Awards:

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

Target group:

Non-EU/EEA international students

Scholarship value/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

Eligibility:

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 EEA* passport and may not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans (Studiefinanciering).

Application instructions:

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 and upload your letter of motivation for the LExS scholarship on the scholarship page. The deadline for programmes starting in February is 1 October while programmes starting in September have a deadline of 1 February (exception – LLM Advanced Studies programmes: 1 March).

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.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  https://www.universiteitleiden.nl

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