Holland Scholarship – Leiden University – BSc Global Challenges

Awarded By: Leiden University in Netherlands
Updated on Mar 14, 2024
Rekha Madi
Rekha Madi
University Research Analyst
Course: Bachelors
Deadline: Mar 14, 2024
Amount: EURO 5,000

Scholarship Overview

Leiden University offers the Holland Scholarship. This one time scholarship offered by the International Students Office of Leiden University awards scholarships to degree-seeking students who have specified financial needs. Note that a large portion of the scholarship funds come from International student tuition. Holland Scholarship is applicable for Bachelors Degree. The award is applicable for the courses like BSc Global Challenges (Honours Programme). If we consider the amount of the Holland Scholarship, then it varies each semester. The applicants should review the scholarship application in order to fully understand the availability and amount for that particular semester.

Applicable course, university, and country

This scholarship is applicable for Bachelors Degree
This scholarship is applicable for the following courses in Leiden University in Netherlands

  • Bachelor of Science in Global Challenges (Honours Programme)
  • This scholarship is available for non-EEA students enrolling in one of the following English-taught Bachelor’s programs
    • African Studies
    • Archaeology
    • Arts, Media, and Society
    • Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology
    • Dutch Studies
    • English Language and Culture
    • International Relations and Organisations
    • International Studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global Challenges
    • Linguistics
    • Philosophy: Global and Comparative Perspectives
    • Psychology
    • Security Studies
    • South and Southeast Asian Studies
    • Urban Studies


Scholarship amount details

Students will recieve one-off payment of € 5,000 – which they will receive after arrival in The Netherlands in your first year of studies.

Conversion rate used: 1 Euro = Rs. 90.51 (last updated 25th January 2023).

Scholarship amount will be given: One Time

Scholarship amount can be used for:

Type of Expense Indicates if the scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees ✔ Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense × Not covered in scholarship
Accommodation × Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses × Not covered in scholarship
Spouse/Child Care × Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover × Not covered in scholarship
Application × Not covered in scholarship
Others × Not covered in scholarship

Number of students to be awarded:

Eligible student nationality

India, United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Malaysia, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Norway, Japan, Thailand, Belgium, Armenia, Fiji, China, South Korea, Greece, Mauritius, Estonia, Luxembourg, Ukraine, South Africa, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Philippines, Cyprus, Bangladesh, Lithuania, Monaco, Nepal, Georgia, Hong Kong, Turkey, Malta, Bahrain, Barbados, Guyana, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Finland, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Isle of Man, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Pitcairn, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Appication Process for this scholarship

  • Compose a letter of motivation, specifically for the Holland Scholarship In your letter, answer the following questions in separate paragraphs:
    • Who are you? Please introduce yourself (max 100 words)
    • Why are you a talented student (taking into account your academic achievements)? (max 150 words)
    • What makes you an outstanding student, besides your grades? Elaborate on your activities and/or broader interests besides your study (max 150 words)
  • Elaborate briefly why you wish to study at Leiden University in particular, and why you apply for this scholarship (max 150 words)
  • Add a financial plan to your motivation letter In this plan, set out how you plan to finance the three years of your bachelor program (max 1 page)

Scholarship Application:
Students will be auto-considered for this scholarship when they apply for the courses on which this scholarship is applicable. No separate application is needed.

Application Documents:

Type of documents Indicates if this type of document is required to be submitted
Academic Transcripts Required
CV Required
LOR Required
Financial/Tax Documents Required
Motivation letter Required

Important Dates & FAQ info:

Info Date
Application final end date Not Available

Additional Information:
A selection committee will review all applications for the Holland Scholarship, taking into account prior academic achievement and the information provided in the letter of motivation.

Scholarship Eligibility


  • Must not be an EEA passport holder and are not eligible for support from the Dutch study finance system
  • Must have never studied at a Dutch university or a Dutch university of applied sciences
  • Must have completed pre-university education outside The Netherlands
  • All students must prove that their mathematics skills are sufficient in order to pass the science-oriented compulsory courses in the first year
  • The IB Diploma awarded after the completion of the full IB Diploma Program with a score of at least 30 points (excluding bonus points)
  • With Mathematics HL grade 4 Mathematics SL grade 4 Math Studies grade 5
  • Must have reasonable proficiency in mathematics to pass the science-oriented compulsory courses in the first year
  • ELP requirements:
    • TOEFL: Minimum score of 25 on each item
    • IELTS: Minimum score of 70 on each item

Special Restrictions:
No Special Restriction applicable

Exams Details:

Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
TOEFL Required (minimum score 100)
IELTS Required (minimum score 7)
12 Required


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Frequently Asked Questions

The frequently asked questions about the scholarship are:

Who can apply for the Scholarship?
The scholarship is applicable to students from various countries.

What is the minimum Qualification Required?
The students must have completed their secondary education from a recognized institution.

What is the procedure for applying?
Students will be auto-considered for this scholarship when they apply for the courses on which this scholarship is applicable. No separate application is needed.

What are the documents required for filling the forms?
Academic Transcripts, CV, Motivation letter, LOR, Financial/Tax Documents, etc.

What is the duration of the Scholarship?
One Time