Mandela Scholarship Fund

Open to Leiden University, South Africa Degree Type (s):Undergraduate, Master
  Deadline:1 October or 1 April   Full scholarship

Scholarship Description: 

The Mandela Scholarship is intended for South African students, who want to study at Leiden University for one semester in order to extend their knowledge and contribute to the development of South Africa. Deadline is 1 October for programmes starting in February / 1 April for programmes starting in September

Scholarship Amount: 

The scholarship includes:
Tuition fees for a one-semester study abroad programme (if applicable)
Note: exchange students are exempted from tuition fees on the basis of the exchange agreement
Living allowance: € 1000 per month
Insurance sponsored by AON Student Insurance and arranged by Leiden University’s Scholarships Team

Number of awards:

Not Specified


one semester (maximum 5 months)

Minimum Qualification

Not specified

Field of Study

Open to undergraduate or masters degrees in the following faculties: 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


Applicants must be:
permanent residents of South Africa.
enrolled at a South African University.
motivated to upgrade or extend their knowledge in order to make a contribution towards the development of South Africa.
Students must return to South Africa after their studies.

Eligible Nationalities:

Open to candidates from South Africa

Selection Criteria:

Selection is based on academic merit, motivation and prospects for future contribution towards the development of South Africa.

How to Apply:

For details on how to apply please visit: Apply for Mandela Scholarship Fund


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