Other student grants
In addition to grants for overseas trips and student activities, the Leiden University Fund (LUF) also offers students other avenues of support.
Talented students from developing countries or fragile democracies who want to follow a programme at Leiden University may qualify for a scholarship from the Kuiper-Overpelt Study Fund. The founders of the fund, W.G. Kuiper and A.C.M.D Overpelt, want to enable students to participate constructively in civil society, government or the development of their country of origin once they have graduated.
The scholarship is a grant for a - preferably one-year - master’s degree programme at Leiden University. You cannot apply for the fund. Per academic year one student is selected for the scholarship.
Students who need additional facilities to participate fully in University life, whether because of a chronic illness or another disability, can apply for support from the ‘Ouwe’ Fund [in Dutch].
For more information, please contact LISF@luf.leidenuniv.nl, including ‘Ouwe Fund’ in the subject line.
Are you a master’s student? And do you have innovative ideas on the topic of packaging and the environment and the right balance between consumer convenience and environmental impact? Then you could be eligible for a grant from the LUF-SVM Fund [in Dutch]. In partnership with the Packaging and Environment Foundation (Stichting Verpakking en Milieu; SVM), LUF is looking for master’s students with out-of-the-box ideas on this topic and proposals for projects that could make a real impact.
Please see the terms and conditions for th LUF-SVM Fund grant [in Dutch] for more information on the conditions and the application procedure. To find out more about this grant, please feel free to email CWB@LUF.leidenuniv.nl, including ‘LUF-SVM Fund’ in the subject line.
In partnership with LUF, the Lutfia Rabbani Foundation supports excellent students who are strongly motivated to improve the Euro-Arab dialogue. Each year, the Fund provides a full study grant for a student from the Arab world who is going to follow an advanced master’s programme at Leiden University. In addition, the student can make use of a mentor programme and is given access to the extensive, diverse network of the Lutfia Rabbani Foundation.
For more information about the study grant, see the news item ‘Lutfia Rabbani Foundation and LUF set up new international scholarship.’ The Lutfia Rabbani Foundation is responsible for selecting students for the grant. See the Luftia Rabbani website for the terms and conditions. If you have any questions, please contact Henk Snijders at h.l.m.snijders@LUF.leidenuniv.nl or 071 527 4903.