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

By | September 27, 2017

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.

South Africa Scholarships

How to Apply: The required application documents are:

  • Application form(in Word-Format) (including a letter of motivation);
  • Admission letter for a Study Abroad or Exchange program at Leiden University;
  • Two original letters of recommendation (one of which should be from an academic staff member);
  • A transcript of academic records;
  • An up-to-date Curriculum vitae;
  • Photocopy of a valid passport and any other passports, if you have dual nationality;
  • Copy of the outcome of other scholarship/grant applications;
  • Proof that you can support yourself financially since the Mandela Scholarship Fund is not sufficient to cover all expenses. Proof can be: 1) a letter that states that you receive a student grant and the exact amount and duration of this grant 2) a recent bank statement in your own name that shows that you have sufficient financial means to cover your expenses in The Netherlands 3) a notary statement declaring that your parents have sufficient financial means to support your study in The Netherlands.

Application Form