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Sustainable Humanities Scholarship

The Sustainable Humanities Scholarship is intended for students from Leiden University who are participating in a pre-arranged study abroad program.

Differs per program, to be communicated during information sessions.
Target group
Bachelor, Master
Countries/ nationalities
Destination Countries: Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Mexico (pending), Morocco, Nepal, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey and Uzbekistan (list may vary depending on situation in host country)
Scholarship type

For who

This scholarship is intended for students from the following programmes who are nominated to follow a part of their study programme abroad:

  • BA African Studies
  • BA Chinastudies
  • BA Japanstudies
  • BA Koreastudies
  • BA Latijns-Amerikastudies 
  • BA Midden-Oostenstudies 
  • BA Russische studies 
  • BA South and Southeast Asian Studies 
  • MA Asian Studies 120 EC 

Eligibility requirements

Students need to be nominated by their Leiden University programme in order to receive this scholarship.

Scholarship or loan amount

The scholarship amount differs depending on the host country or target group. This will be communicated to students timely during the programme’s information sessions.

Application process

Information about the application process will be provided once you have been nominated by your Leiden University programme.


This scholarship is part of a programme called Sustainable Humanities, that was launched in 2009 to strengthen Humanities programmes in general and “area studies” in particular


In case the situation in the destination country changes and becomes unsafe, Leiden University has the right to cancel the study abroad programme and to refrain from paying out the scholarship.

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