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GI-Bill Benefits, US Department of Veteran Affairs

Leiden University participates in the GI-Bill Benefits programme, which is provided by the US Department of Veteran Affairs.

Leiden University application deadline: 1 April (programmes starting Sept) & 15 Oct (programmes starting Feb) / Loan application deadline: See US Dept of VA website
Target group
Bachelor, Master
Countries/ nationalities
See US Dept of VA
Scholarship type
Archaeology, Humanities, Medicine/LUMC, Governance and Global Affairs, Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Science, Interfacultair Centrum voor Lerarenopleiding, Onderwijsontwikkeling en Nascholing (ICLON), African Studies Centre, International Institute for Asian Studies

For who

Currently the following programmes at Leiden University are listed and approved for GI-Bill Benefits:

  • BA Dutch Studies
  • BA International Studies
  • BA Liberal Arts & Sciences, specialisation: Global Challenges
  • MA Comparative Indo-European Linguistics
  • MA Classics and Ancient Civilizations
  • MA International Relations
  • Advanced MSc International Relations & Diplomacy
  • Research Master programme in Psychology, specialisation: Clinical and Health Psychology 
  • LLM Public International Law
  • Advanced LLM in Public International Law

Approval can be sought for other study programmes upon request. Contact Leiden University's Coordinator of Foreign Loan Programmes for more details. 

Eligibility, obligations and loan amounts

See the website of the US Department of Veteran Affairs.

Application process


The student is responsible for submitting a complete application, according to the steps described above before the aforementioned deadline. Leiden University cannot be held responsible for late and/or incomplete applications.

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