€10,000 Leiden University 2022 South Africa scholarship – University of Pretoria

Written by David on March 28, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    9000 - 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

    South Africa
  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Rapenburg 70, 2311 EZ Leiden, Netherlands Phone: +31 71 527 2727

This scholarship is for students from the University of Pretoria in South Africa who wish to participate in an exchange program at Leiden University for one or two semesters.


About the Scholarship:

Our university has established a strong reputation throughout the course of its roughly 450-year history. Members of the Dutch royal family, including King Willem Alexander, Princess Beatrix van Oranje-Nassau, and His Royal Highness Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau, as well as former NATO Secretary General Professor Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and current Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, are among the university’s notable alumni. Winston Churchill received an honorary degree from Leiden University! The institution has always stood for freedom, and its motto, Praesidium Libertatis, means “bastion of freedom,” and dates back to when its founder bestowed university status to Leiden in honor of the city’s resistance to Spanish invaders. Leiden nowadays is a symbol of inclusivity and diversity. It has seven faculties in the arts, sciences, and social sciences, and students from over 120 nations attend. It touts itself as a “safe haven where any inquiry can be raised and answered in complete freedom.” Over the years, the city grew up around the university, transforming Leiden into the vibrant student metropolis it is today. The Hague, the International City of Peace and Justice, is home to Leiden University. The university’s worldwide bachelor’s honours college, the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs, and a number of other colleges’ programs are all housed there. Leiden is home to 16 Nobel Prize winners and 23 Spinoza Prize winners, the highest honors in Dutch research. Albert Einstein was a visiting professor at Leiden, and the institution collaborates closely with the Leiden Bio Science Park, the Netherlands’ most prominent life sciences cluster and one of Europe’s most successful science parks, in terms of current scientific research. The university attributes its strong international science rankings to the freedom it continues to provide its scientists to strive for greatness. Leiden University aspires to maintain its internationally renowned status as a premier research-intensive university in Europe. Natural sciences, biological sciences (so-called “red biotechnology”), medicine, social sciences, international law, astronomy, and non-Western languages are only a few of the domains in which Leiden is already a leader. The University places its programs in a worldwide context and ensures that the programs’ quality reaches internationally recognized criteria. As a result, our alumni are completely prepared to enroll in master’s and doctoral programs in the Netherlands and elsewhere. Leiden takes pride in its emphasis on individual learning and small group work in the classroom. Its small classrooms allow staff to provide individual supervision and ensure that students’ requirements are satisfied. Leiden University will help you improve both academically and personally. In addition to attending lectures, you will conduct independent study on themes that are relevant to today’s society, with the assistance of foreign lecturers and academics. Our international university is also a great opportunity to meet individuals from all over the world and network. Your viewpoint is important. Whatever your beliefs or faith, we believe that freedom of expression is essential. With seven faculties, 47 bachelor’s programs, 79 master’s programs, and almost 30,000 students, Leiden University has campuses in both Leiden and The Hague. Leiden University academics have earned 16 Nobel prizes so far. The combination of research and learning is critical to our teaching and learning philosophy. Since 2013, the Centre for Innovation at Leiden University has experimented with online learning, providing access to more than 970K learners through MOOCs, as well as SPOCs and blended learning. The institution does not have a central campus; instead, its buildings are spread around Leiden. Notably, university buildings such as Gravensteen are among the oldest, although Gorlaeus and Lipsius are more recent additions. The university has a huge campus in The Hague that houses international studies, the college of governance and global affairs, sciences, and liberal arts, as well as six of the seven faculties. In total, the university maintains 29 research institutions in Leiden and The Hague. Additionally, the university is provided with a variety of resources to assist students with their studies. It has a library with over 5.2 million volumes and 50 thousand articles covering a wide range of topics. Not only that, but it also has a number of internationally renowned collections of Oriental and Western manuscripts, printed books, drawings, pictures, and maps that may be useful to students and staff for a variety of learning, teaching, and research reasons. LEI provides more than 100 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in a variety of fields. Science, archaeology, medicine, law, social and behavioral sciences, public administration, political science, arts and humanities are among the seven faculties. The university has over 50 topic departments and over 40 national and international research institutes. LEI is a diverse community of 29,542 students representing 129 different nations. It employs about 6,700 people, including skilled and competent affiliates.


Scholarship Sponsor(s):  Leiden University

Scholarship Country:  Netherlands

Scholarship Worth:  € 10,000

Study Level: Postgraduate

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer: 


  • Each year, one scholarship for a two-semester exchange program (up to ten months) or two scholarships for a one-semester exchange program are offered (up to 5 months).
  • The scholarship comprises the following items:
  • Monthly living allowance: € 1,000


Eligibility for Scholarship.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • be a student at Pretoria University.
  • The University of Pretoria has pre-selected you for a scholarship.
  • fulfill Leiden University’s regular entrance standards for exchange/study abroad students
  • All scholarship applications will be reviewed by the University of Pretoria, and the names of one or two candidates will be forwarded to Leiden University’s Scholarships Team.
  • The Scholarships Team will contact selected candidates about next steps within two weeks of their acceptance to a Leiden University abroad program.



The Leiden University 2022 South Africa scholarship – University of Pretoria  is open to all South African International Students 


Application Procedure

  • Fill out an application for a scholarship at the University of Pretoria.
  • For information on application procedures and deadlines, contact Ms Mahlogonolo Mphahlele, International & Postgraduate Specialist Consultant: Europe Countries.
  • Fill out an online application for admission to a Leiden University exchange/study abroad program.


Application Deadline

The application deadline for Leiden University 2022 South Africa scholarship – University of Pretoria   is April 1, 2022. It is worthy to note that Leiden University 2022 South Africa scholarship – University of Pretoria is renewable every year

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