Deadline:

1 February 2019 (for students planning to start in September).

1 October 2019 (for students planning to start in February).

Location:

Netherlands.

(Partially Funded)

Description

Leiden University – Walraven scholarship

The Walraven scholarship is available for excellent, non-Dutch master’s students, The scholarships are intended for students who have a bachelor’s degree in astronomy or physics, and wish to obtain their master’s (MSc) degree in Astronomy and Instrumentation at Leiden University, Successful candidates must be of outstanding academic merit and in need of financial support.

More Details

During your Astronomy master’s studies, you must pay the statutory home tuition fee to Leiden University, If you stop your Astronomy master’s studies for whatever reason, you have to inform the Education Office Astronomy as soon as possible at masters@strw.leidenuniv.nl.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Astronomy
  • Physics

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, CYPRUS, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

2 Years.

The Walraven scholarship is for one year, with conditional renewal for a second year upon successful completion of the first year.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • You must be a student with a non-Dutch nationality.
  • You must have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in astronomy or physics.
  • Your previous study results should be of outstanding academic merit.
  • You have no other financial support (e.g. scholarships, grants) for your master’s study.
  • You must hold a BSc degree in Physics that includes modules in Astronomy or an equivalent degree to the BSc degree, to be decided by the Board of Admissions.
  • You must meet the English language requirements (6.5 in IELTS, 90 in TOEFL, or C in Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)).

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • For a full scholarship, the tuition fee for the Astronomy Research master’s programme will be reduced to the amount of the home fee and you will receive an allowance of up to €11,000 per year for living costs.
  • Partial scholarships may also be awarded.
  • The Walraven scholarship is paid as a monthly allowance.
  • If you stop your Astronomy master’s studies for whatever reason, the Walraven scholarship payments will be stopped directly.

How to Apply

First Step:  Apply for admission to the Astronomy and Instrumentation master’s programme through the online application system and upload the required documents:

  • Copy of a valid passport.
  • An up-to-date CV (résumé).
  • Motivation letter.
  • Copies of diplomas and transcripts.
  • Language proficiency information.

Note: Only applications that are complete before the deadline are guaranteed full consideration.

Second Step: Write a brief statement motivating why you satisfy the two conditions of a) outstanding academic merit and b) need for financial support. Make sure to include your full contact information and send it to masters@strw.leidenuniv.nl.

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This Scholarship Published by:
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Reviewed by” Soueilem Mohamed Lemine / Mauritania 
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