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Uhlenbeck conference scholarship

The Uhlenbeck conference scholarship has been set up especially for research master students at the Faculty of Humanities.

10 working days before the formal start of your study/research
Target group
Countries/ nationalities
All countries without a negative travel advice
Scholarship type


1. You are majoring in one of the following research master degree programmes at the Faculty of Humanities:

  • African Studies (research)
  • Arts and Culture (research)
  • Asian Studies (research)
  • Classics and Ancient Civilisations (research)
  • History (research)
  • Latin American Studies (research)
  • Linguistics (research)
  • Literary Studies (research)
  • Middle Eastern Studies (research)

2. You will actively participate in a conference.

3. You have not received a grant from the Uhlenbeck scholarship programme for the purpose of conference participation during your current degree programme.

4. You have supplied the Humanities International Office with your travel information.

5. You have read the health and safety guidelines carefully before going abroad

6. The country or region of your internship has not been assigned one of the following classifications by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs: ‘We advise essential travel only’ or ‘We advise against all travel’.

7. Your grant application is in time. The final deadline for submission of the form is 10 working days before the start of the conference.


1. Fill in your travel information

2. Prepare the following forms:

a. Application form.
Payment request form.
c. A reference letter from a Leiden University staff member supporting your participation.d. (Convincing) evidence of your participation in the conference (e.g. conference programme with your name or an email from the organization.)

e. Budget with estimated costs for: travel / accommodation / conferences fees (when applicable) / conference dinner costs (when applicable)

3. Email these documents in ONE email to scholarships@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

You are allowed and encouraged to combine this grant with the Leiden University Fonds (LUF / LIFS) grant or other scholarships.

Maximum grant amounts

In the Netherlands: € 250,-
In a member country of the EU: € 500,-
Outside the EU: € 750,-

The Humanities Internal Office decides the total grant based on your budget.

When you apply for the Uhlenbeck scholarship programme at least 2 months before your stay abroad the payment before your departure can be guaranteed. The final deadline for the grant application is 10 working days before the formal start of your stay abroad. In this case the grant will be payed after your study/research has already started. Applications submitted within fewer than 10 days before the start of study/research will not be taken into consideration.

Contact us for more information

Concerning the application: Student Infomation Desk or (071-527 6485)
Concerning the conditions: 
Karin Aalderink (071-527 4179)

The Uhlenbeck scholarship programme is limited. The grants are processed on a first come first served basis.

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