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Children’s Rights Scholarship 1

The Children’s Rights Scholarship 1 is intended for students who wish to follow the Master of Laws Advanced Studies programme in International Children’s Rights and meet all criteria for admission.

1 March 2021
Target group
Countries/ nationalities
Nationals of developing countries
Scholarship type

For who

Students who wish to follow, and meet the admission criteria for, the Master of Laws: Advanced Studies programme in International Children’s Rights.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship you must: 

  • be a national of a country with medium (113-151) or low (152-189) ranking on the HDI Index (see: www.hdr.undp.org/en/countries)
  • lack the financial means to follow the study programme without the assistance of a scholarship.
  • be highly motivated to follow the Master of Laws Advanced Studies programme in International Children’s Rights.

Note: Applicants from single parent families and families depending on social assistance schemes are given priority.


After graduation, the applicant must return to his or her home country and bring into practice the knowledge obtained during the programme, in order to improve the implementation of international children’s rights in their home country.


You cannot be awarded a Children’s Rights Scholarship 1 if:

  • you have already obtained another scholarship.
  • you will follow a study programme other than the Master of Laws Advanced Studies programme in International Children’s Rights at Leiden University.

Scholarship amount

There are two scholarships available, each of € 15 000. The scholarship takes the form of a contribution towards the tuition fee of € 18 800. The duration of the scholarship is one year.

Note that the Children’s Rights Scholarship 1 is not a full scholarship. Non-EEA recipients must still submit ‘proof of sufficient funds’ for their student visa/residence permit application.

Application process

  1. Submit an online application for admission to the Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in International Children’s Rights  and pay the application fee of € 100. 
  2. In your online application, upload an additional letter of motivation for the Children’s Rights Scholarship 1 in which you briefly explain: 
    • your financial situation and why you are unable to follow the programme without a scholarship.
    • your reasons for wishing to follow the study programme. 
  3. After submitting your online application, send an e-mail to the programme coordinator via childrensrights@law.leidenuniv.nl indicating your interest in the scholarship and attaching your scholarship motivation letter. 

    Note that your scholarship application will only be processed after you have submitted your application for admission via Leiden University’s online application portal (uSis) and paid the application fee.

Selection process

Candidates for the scholarship are selected by the Admission Board of the programme and the organisation providing the scholarship. Scholarship decisions will be announced on 3 May 2021.  


The Children’s Rights Scholarship 1 is a private scholarship.

Additional financial information

This is not a full scholarship. Part of the tuition fee (€ 3 800), travel costs plus housing and  living expenses need to be covered by the student. More information on additional costs during your studies can be found here.  

Further information

Contact Ms. Esther Uiterweerd, Programme Coordinator Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in International Children’s Rights, via: childrensrights@law.leidenuniv.nl


The student is responsible for submitting a complete application for admission to Leiden University before the deadline mentioned above. Leiden University cannot be held responsible for late and/or incomplete applications.

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