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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 April 2024
Target group
Countries/ nationalities
Nationals of Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Malawi
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 Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda or Malawi,
  • be highly motivated to follow the Master of Laws Advanced Studies Programme in International Children’s Rights, and
  • 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

There are three scholarships available, each of €43,321. The scholarships will cover the full costs of participation (tuition, travel, living expenses and accommodation costs). The duration of the scholarship is one year.

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. It is not possible to waiver this fee.
    Please note: you are required to upload a sufficient English test result with your application. Please check the
    English language requirements.
  2. In your online application, upload a letter of motivation for  Children’s Rights scholarship 2 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 and a short video of 2 minutes in which you introduce yourself.

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 2024.  


The Children’s Rights Scholarship 2 is a private scholarship.

Further information

Send a mail to ICRscholarships@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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