Leiden University Mandela Scholarship Fund for South African Students in Netherlands, 2020 for Bachelor, Master

  •  Bachelor, Master
  •  01-Apr-2020
  •   Netherlands
  • $$  Cover tuition fees+ Living allowance

The Mandela Scholarship Fund is initiated by Leiden University to attract excellent South African Students for the academic year 2020-2021.  The fund is available to pursue bachelor’s and master’s degree coursework.

The funding program is awarded to talented students who intend to return to South Africa and contribute to national development after their studies at Leiden University.

Universiteit Leiden Information

Universiteit Leiden Grants

Leiden University Mandela Scholarship Fund for South African Students in Netherlands, 2020 for Bachelor, Master Established in 1575, Universiteit Leiden (Leiden University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Leiden (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), South Holland. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): The Hague. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap, Nederland (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Netherlands), Universiteit Leiden (LEI) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universiteit Leiden (LEI) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 444 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible Countries: Applicants from South Africa are eligible to apply for the opportunity s.
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The studentships are awarded in the subject area of Archeology, Humanities, Medicine / LUMC, Governance and Global Affairs, Law, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Science, Interfaculty Center for Teacher Training, Educational Development and In-Service Training (ICLON), African Studies Center, International Institute for Asian Studies.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, applicants must have to meet the following criteria:
  • Enrolled at a South African University.
  • Motivated to upgrade or extend their knowledge in order to make a contribution towards the development of South Africa.

Offered Benefits

The scholarship includes:

  • Tuition fees for a one-semester study abroad program (if applicable).
  • Note: exchange students are exempted from tuition fees on the basis of the exchange agreement.
  • Living allowance: € 1000 per month.
  • Insurance sponsored by AON Student Insurance and arranged by Leiden University’s Scholarships Team.

Application Process

  • How to Apply: In order to apply for the opportunity , you must submit an online application for admission for an exchange/study abroad course at Leiden University. Once you have been admitted to an exchange/study abroad course, complete the Mandela application form. Then, submit your completed application form as a scanned email attachment to: [email protected]
  • Supporting Documents: Candidates make sure to attach exchange/study abroad admission letter from Leiden university, scholarship motivation letter, recent transcript of records from your South African university, up-to-date CV, photocopy of your valid passport(s), two original letters of recommendation, documentation showing the status of any other grants you have applied for and proof of sufficient funds to support yourself in the Netherlands.
  • Admission Requirements: Before applying, you need to check all the entrance requirements for your study.
  • Language Requirement:  If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
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