How do I apply for a scholarship?

There are several ways to obtain a scholarship. Usually scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Information about the various scholarships available can be found on our Scholarships webpage. Take your time and explore your options.

Application procedures 
Application procedures vary per scholarship, some require a motivation letter others a recommendation letter and so on. For the exact procedures please check the details of the scholarship in question.
When applying for admission via Leiden University's online application system you can mention in step 7 that you are applying for a scholarship or indicate your intention to apply for a certain scholarship. 

Deadlines vary per scholarship. See our scholarships website for details.
In general it takes about 6 weeks before a decision is made on your application for admission, depending on the completeness of your application. So we would advise you to bear this in mind and submit your application as early as possible.
Please also mention clearly the name of your scholarship and its application deadline in your application for admission and we will do our best to help you meet your scholarship deadline.