€25,000 Leiden University 2023 Kuiper-Overpelt Study Fund for Developing Countries (Netherland)

Written by David on December 7, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Master's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

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

Scholarships to the value of €25,000 will be given out by Leiden University. These scholarships will cover the full tuition cost of €19,300 in addition to a share of the recipients’ living expenses. The duration of the grant is twelve months. Scholarships are available through the Kuiper-Overpelt study fund to bright students from poor nations who meet the requirements to enroll in an advanced master’s degree program in International Children’s rights.


About the Scholarship Sponsor:

In its almost 450 years of existence, our university has earned a solid reputation. Notable graduates include current Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and former NATO Secretary General Professor Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, as well as members of the Dutch royal family such as King Willem Alexander, Princess Beatrix van Oranje-Nassau, and His Royal Highness Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau. Leiden University conferred an honorary degree on Winston Churchill.

Its founder granted university status to Leiden in recognition of the city’s resistance to Spanish invaders, and the university’s motto, Praesidium Libertatis, has long stood for freedom. These days, Leiden represents tolerance and openness to new ideas and cultures. There are seven different arts, science, and social science departments, and students from over 120 different countries attend. It bills itself as a place where people can ask any question without fear of retaliation. Leiden is now a thriving student metropolis because the city grew up around the university.


Leiden University is located in The Hague, well known as the “International City of Peace and Justice.” The college houses the university’s global bachelor’s honors degree, the faculty of governance and global affairs, and the programs of several other colleges. In total, 16 Nobel laureates and 23 Spinoza Prize winners have called Leiden home. When it comes to cutting-edge research, Leiden University and the Leiden Bio Science Park, the largest life sciences cluster in the Netherlands and one of Europe’s most successful science parks, work closely together. The university’s continued encouragement of its scientists to pursue excellence is largely responsible for its high standing in international science rankings. 


Leiden University’s long-term goal is to continue to be recognized as one of the best research institutions in the world. Among the many fields in which Leiden excels are the natural and biological sciences (including so-called “red biotechnology”), medicine, the social sciences, international law, astronomy, and non-Western languages. The University guarantees that its programs meet standards of excellence that are recognized around the world and presents them in a global context. 

As a result, our graduates are well-equipped to pursue advanced degrees in the Netherlands and beyond. Leiden is very proud of its classroom culture, which places a premium on both individual attention and collaborative learning. As a result of its classroom sizes, teachers can pay close attention to each student and accommodate their needs. You will develop intellectually and personally while at Leiden University. Studying under the guidance of international professors and lecturers, you’ll do both lecture-based and independent research on topics that are timely and important to today’s world.


It is also possible to make connections with interesting people from all around the world at our international university. I value your opinion. We hold that the right to freely express one’s opinions is fundamental, regardless of one’s beliefs or religious affiliation. Leiden University is a large Dutch institution of higher education with over 30,000 students between its two locations in Leiden and The Hague. Its seven faculties offer a combined total of 47 bachelor’s degree programs and 79 master’s degree programs. So far, 16 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to professors from Leiden University. Our approach to education centers on the marriage of research and study. 

Leiden University’s Centre for Innovation has been experimenting with online education since 2013, giving more than 970K students access to massive open online courses (MOOCs), small private online courses (SPOCs), and hybrid programs. The campus is dispersed around Leiden, as the school does not have a single location for all of its operations. Among the oldest are university structures like Gravensteen; Gorlaeus and Lipsius are newer. The Hague is home to six of the university’s seven departments and colleges, including international studies, the college of governance and global affairs, the sciences, and the liberal arts. 


The university has a total of 29 separate research centers between Leiden and The Hague. The university also offers a wide range of study aids for its undergraduates. The library has over 50,000 articles on a wide variety of subjects and over 5.2 million books. The library also houses a number of internationally recognized collections of Oriental and Western manuscripts, printed books, drawings, images, and maps that may be valuable to students and faculty for a wide range of educational, pedagogical, and research purposes.

 More than a hundred different master’s and doctorate degree programs are available from LEI. The seven departments include the natural and social sciences, the arts and humanities, public administration, political science, and the social and behavioral sciences. There are about 40 national and international research institutions at the university. There are 29,542 students at LEI, and they come from 129 different countries. It has a workforce of around 6,700 individuals, many of them are highly trained professionals.


Scholarship Sponsor(s):  Leiden University

Scholarship Country:  Netherlands

Scholarship Worth:  €25,000

Scholarship Type: Masters

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer:

  • The total value of the scholarships is €25,000, which is sufficient to pay the full tuition fee of €19,300 as well as a portion of the recipient’s living expenses.


Eligibility for Scholarship

  • They are citizens of a nation that has a poor HDI ranking (152-189) or a medium HDI ranking (113-151) on the HDI Index (for further information, see: https://hdr.undp.org/data-center/country-insights#/ranks).
  • Maintain a high level of motivation throughout the course of your Master of Laws Advanced Studies in International Children’s Rights degree.
  • In order to be considered for admission, applicants are expected to fulfill all of Leiden University’s prerequisites.
  • Applicants are required to have Proven English language proficiency, which can be demonstrated by means of a TOEFL test (with an overall score of 100 Internet-based), or an IELTS test (with an overall score of 7.0 – academic module only), or a Cambridge English Proficiency certificate (CPE), and is occasionally supplemented by a telephone interview.


Undergraduates at Leeds University in the United Kingdom can apply for a scholarship for the 2023–2024 school year. In an effort to inspire all students to continue their study, the University of Leeds is looking for exceptional students who can participate in research across the Mathematics department and are inspired to pursue higher education.



The Leiden University 2023 Kuiper-Overpelt Study Fund for Developing Countries (Netherland)    is open to all International Students


Application Procedure

  • Are you interested, and do you qualify? To submit an application to Leiden University, please visit www.universiteitleiden.nl.
  • In order to be considered for admission to the Master of Laws program, applicants are required to submit an application online. They will be able to complete the online application for a scholarship at the university once they have enrolled there.


Application Deadline

The application deadline for Leiden University 2023 Kuiper-Overpelt Study Fund for Developing Countries (Netherland)  is February 1, 2023

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