Scholarships 2021-2022

Fully Funded Bachelor & Master Scholarships at Leiden University, Netherlands

Study in Netherlands - Fully Funded Minerva Scholarship

Since 2009, the Minerva Scholarship Fund Foundation (MSF) has provided Leiden University students of all disciplines with scholarships for study and research projects. The MSF also strives to support exceptional student projects overseas.

  • Deadline: 15 April and 15 December
  • Target group: Bachelor, Master
  • Countries/ Nationalities: All countries
  • Scholarship type: Internship, Study, Research

Fields of Study offered by the Leiden University

  • Archaeology
  • Humanities
  • Medicine/LUMC
  • Governance and Global Affairs
  • Law
  • Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Science
  • Interfacultair Centrum Voor Lerarenopleiding
  • Onderwijsontwikkeling en Nascholing (ICLON)

Financial Benefits of Leiden University Scholarships

The following expenses can be subsidized

  1. Between €900 and €2000
  2. Living costs.
  3. Research costs
  4. International travel

Eligibility requirements of Leiden University Scholarships

  1. You are registered as a Bachelor or Master student at Leiden University.
  2. You do not need to be a member of L.S.V. Minerva.
  3. The application pertains to an exceptional or prestigious study or research project in the Netherlands or abroad.
  4. The project falls into one of the following categories: internship, study, or research.  Ph.D. tracks and complete Master programs are not eligible.

Within three months of the end of the project, you must submit a project report with accompanying images.

The application process of Leiden University Fully Funded Minerva Scholarship

  • Download an application form from (Link at the End)
  • Complete the form.
  • Check you have all the required documents.
  • Submit your complete application dossier to the address provided, before the deadline.

Note: There are two MSF application rounds per year. The deadlines for these are 15 April and 15 December.

The selection process of Minerva Scholarship

  1. The allocation committee (consisting of Leiden lecturers from various disciples) will evaluate all applications on the basis of predetermined criteria. During the evaluation process, attention is given to the relevance of the research and how it will contribute to the advancement of academic knowledge.
  2. You will be informed (max.) one month after the application deadline whether you have been awarded a scholarship.

It is not possible to appeal against scholarship decisions.

Specific information about Leiden University Minerva Scholarship

The Minerva Scholarship Fund Foundation is a registered charity (ANBI) in terms of Dutch income tax laws. Donations to the foundation are tax-deductible. Donations must meet certain criteria to qualify for ANBI status.


The Minerva Scholarship Fund Foundation aims to provide scholarships for study and research projects within various fields of study. In particular, the MSF strives to fund exceptional and exclusive student projects, both in the Netherlands and abroad. The Minerva Scholarship Fund is an initiative of the Leiden Minerva Student Association.


The student is responsible for submitting a complete application, according to the steps described above and before the aforementioned deadline. Leiden University and MSF cannot be held responsible for late and/or incomplete applications.

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Visit the Official Website of Leiden Unversity International Scholarships


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