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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.

Deadline
1 February 2022
Target group
Master
Countries/ nationalities
Nationals of developing countries
Scholarship type
Study
Faculty
Law

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.

Obligations

The applicant must have the firm intention of returning to their home country after graduation and bringing into practice the knowledge obtained during the programme, in order to improve the implementation of international children’s rights in their home country.

Exclusions

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

  • 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 € 19 300. The duration of the scholarship is one year.

Note that the Children’s Rights Scholarship 1 is not a full scholarship and only covers part of the tuition fee. 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 ICRscholarships@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 in the first week of May 2022.

Background

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

Additional financial information

This is not a full scholarship. Students must be able to fund the remainder of the tuition fee (€ 4.300), their travel, housing and living costs. You can find information on monthly living costs in the Netherlands on our financial matters page

Further information

Send a mail to ICRscholarships@law.leidenuniv.nl

Disclaimer

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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