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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.

Scholarship recipient Chisom Oké-Chinda with Mr Kuiper and Ms Overpelt

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 €4,000 grant from the LUF-SVM Fund. 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 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.

More information

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 Klaartje Sluijs at k.sluijs@LUF.leidenuniv.nl.

With a contribution from the Van Bergen Fund, the university organises an annual competition for students and staff to find the best plan to promote contact between Dutch and international students. Good plans receive a grant from the Van Bergen Fund.

This incentive is intended to support initiatives that can build bridges between students and staff from different cultures within a cosmopolitan academic community.

You can find the most up-to-date information on the university's website.

The aim of the Dr Charles de Monchy fund is to support the Willem-Alexander Children’s Hospital (WAKZ) in Leiden, in part by awarding travel grants to PhD candidates and students to attend conferences outside the Netherlands or to do a period of study abroad or an overseas internship.

Do you want to apply for a grant? Please contact the LUMC.

The Robert Fruin Fund for Study Travel’s purpose is to pay for study trips, often related to research interests, for master’s students, PhD candidates and researchers who obtained their PhD less than two years previously, who are studying or working in Leiden University’s Faculty of Humanities, especially in the academic fields of Linguistics, Literature, History and/or Art History. Applications can be made via this link.

Would you like to apply for a grant from this named fund? You can do so at cwb@LUF.leidenuniv.nl. The deadline for applications is 15 October (each year).

The Fund for Roman Archaeology was established to support research in the area of Roman archaeology during the period from the 1st century BC to the end of the 5th century AD in the region of Northwest Europe, both within and outside the borders of the Roman Empire. The research must display a clear relationship with the Roman Empire. 

Students can also apply for a grant from this named fund. This is done via the Science Committee of the Faculty of Archaeology. For the procedure, please go to this page.

The Fund for South and Southeast Asian Art was established to promote the study of art, antiquities and material culture of South and Southeast Asia.

As a student at Leiden University you can apply for a scholarship from this fund. This is done through our Scientific Expenditure Committee (cwb@LUF.leidenuniv.nl). You can find the deadlines for applications on this page under the category 'Other applications'.

The grants for projects abroad, student activities and the grants above do not form an exhaustive list of all possibilities. Do you have a good idea for a study, internship or research? Please contact us at info@LUF.leidenuniv.nl so we can see how we can help you. 

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