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Leiden University’s Kuiper-Overpelt Study Fund for Nationals of Developing Countries

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Prepare to seize an enriching and exciting learning opportunity known as the Kuiper-Overpelt Study Fund. This funding program for nationals of developing countries in the Netherlands is sponsored by Leiden University for the academic year 2023-2024.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Leiden University
  • Application Deadline: 1st February 2023
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Master of Laws
  • Award: €25,000
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Nationality: Developing countries
  • The award can be taken in the Netherlands

Talented students are selected for the funding program. The Master of Law program offers a grant of €25,000, which covers the full tuition fee of €19,300 as well as a portion of the recipient’s living expenses. The grant is valid for one year.

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Leiden University is the Netherlands’ oldest university. It has seven educational capabilities and over fifty subject departments, as well as over 40 national and international research institutes. Leiden desires a world-class reputation built over four centuries.

Why study at Leiden University? Leiden maintains education, analysis, group structure, overseas sales, talent cultivation, and campus cultural construction, as well as a large number of jobs and funding. It also offers high-quality education, a diverse range of bachelor’s and master’s programs, and personal assistance with students’ studies.


Eligible Countries: Candidates from developing countries are welcome to apply.
Courses or subjects that are acceptable: The scholarship will be awarded in the university’s master of laws program.
Admissible Criteria: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be considered:
They are citizens of a country with an HDI Index ranking of medium (113-151) or low (152-189) (see:
Lack of financial resources to continue with the study program without the assistance of a scholarship.
Have a strong desire to pursue the Master of Laws Advanced Studies program in International Children’s Rights.

How to Apply

How to Apply: Candidates must apply online for admission to the Master of Laws program. After enrolling, they can submit an online scholarship application to the university.
Documents in Support: The following documents must be presented to the university by the students:

  • A copy of a valid passport or identification card
  • A photocopy of a Dutch residency permit (if applicable)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Language abilities (if applicable)
  • Diploma and transcript copies
  • Motivational letters and recommendation letters
  • Admission Requirements: Students must meet Leiden University’s admission requirements.
  • Language Requirement: Candidates must have demonstrated English language proficiency through a TOEFL test (overall score of 100 Internet-based), IELTS test (overall score of 7.0 – academic module only), or Cambridge English Proficiency certificate (CPE), which may be supplemented by a phone interview.
    In addition to the above, overall English test scores, IELTS 6.0 (TOEFL 20) for speaking, listening, and reading, and IELTS 6.5 (TOEFL 22) for writing, are required.
    English test results are only two years old.


Leiden University will award scholarships totaling €25,000, which will cover the full tuition fee of €19,300 as well as a portion of the recipient’s living expenses. The grant is valid for one year.


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