Mandela Scholarship Fund for Young South Africans at Leiden University in Netherlands, 2018

Mandela Scholarship Fund for Young South Africans at Leiden University in Netherlands, 2018

The Leiden University is now accepting applications for Mandela Scholarship Fund to study one semester at the university. The scholarship will be awarded for a maximum of five months.

The Leiden University is one of Europe’s leading international research-intensive universities. This prominent position gives graduates an advantage when applying for positions both within and outside the academic world.

Students of all nationalities enrolling in the advanced master programs in the listed starting September 2017. Most master’s programs at Leiden University are taught in English. This means that applicants will need to submit proof of their English-language proficiency, preferably by means of an IELTS test.

Course Level: For Exchange and Study Abroad students from South Africa who would like to study at Leiden University for one semester.

Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded to learn any of the subjects offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: The scholarship amount differs for Exchange students and Study Abroad students:

Exchange students

  • Living allowance: € 1000 per month (for a maximum of five months)
  • Insurance: will be sponsored by AON Student Insuranceand arranged by the Scholarships Department of Leiden University. (to be confirmed)

Study Abroad Students

  • Tuition fee: the actual fee
  • Living allowance: € 1000 per month (for a maximum of five months)
  • Insurance: will be sponsored by AON Student Insuranceand arranged by the Scholarships Department of Leiden University. (to be confirmed)

Number of Scholarships: The scholarship will be awarded for a maximum of five months.

Scholarship can be taken in Netherlands

Eligibility: Applicants must be:

  • Permanent residents of South Africa;
  • Enrolled in at South African University;
  • Accepted for a semester program at Leiden University as an Exchange student or Study Abroad student;
  • Motivated to upgrade or extend their knowledge in order to make a contribution towards the development of South Africa;
  • Committed to returning to South Africa after their study period at Leiden University.

Nationality: South African students are eligible to apply for this program.

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