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Children’s Rights Scholarship 2

The Children’s Rights Scholarship 2 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 February 2023
Target group
Countries/ nationalities
All nationalities
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 highly motivated to follow the Master of Laws Advanced Studies Programme in International Children’s Rights.
  • Lack the financial means to follow the study programme without the assistance of a scholarship


After graduation, scholarship recipients must return to their 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 2 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

The scholarship amounts to €17,500, which covers a large part of the programme tuition fee (the total tuition fee is €19,300). The duration of the scholarship is one year.

Note that this scholarship does not cover living costs or the entire tuition fee. If you need a student visa or residence permit, you will be required to demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to cover your living costs and the remainder of the tuition fee. 

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. Don't forget to upload a valid English test result in your application. 
  2. In the scholarship section of your online application, indicate that you wish to apply for the Children’s Rights Scholarship 2. 
  3. Upload a letter of motivation for the Children’s Rights Scholarship 2 in the scholarship section of your online application. In your letter, 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. 

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

Selection process

Candidates for the scholarship are selected by the Admission Board of the programme. Scholarship decisions will be announced in the first week of May 2023.  


The Children’s Rights Scholarship 2 is a Praesidium Libertatis scholarship.

Additional financial information

This is not a full scholarship. Part of the tuition fee (€1,800) plus travel, housing and living costs must be covered by the student. 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

Terms and conditions

Before applying for or accepting this scholarship, make sure to carefully read the Children’s Rights Scholarship 2 terms and conditions


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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