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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.

1 March 2019
Target group
Countries/ nationalities
Nationals of the Caribbean Islands Aruba, Bonaire or Curacao and nationals of Suriname
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

The scholarship is intended for highly-motivated students who wish to follow the Master of Laws Advanced Studies programme in International Children’s Rights, but lack the financial means to do so.


After graduation, the applicant must return to his or her 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 1 if:

  • you have already obtained another scholarship.
  • 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 € 27,800, which covers:

  • Tuition fee: € 17,500
  • Contribution to living and housing costs

The student must pre-finance the cost of application, visa and housing before arrival in Leiden. These costs will be reimbursed to the student via monthly instalments to a Dutch bank account between September 2019 and July 2020. 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.
  2. In your online application, upload a 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 childrensrights@law.leidenuniv.nl indicating your interest in the scholarship and attaching your scholarship motivation letter. 

Selection process

Candidates for the scholarship are selected by the Admission Board of the programme and the organisation providing the scholarship.


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

Further information

Contact Ms. Esther Uiterweerd, Programme Coordinator Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in International Children’s Rights, via: childrensrights@law.leidenuniv.nl


The Scholarships Department of Leiden University is responsible for the administration of the Children’s Rights Scholarship 1, but it is at all times the responsibility of the student to ensure that the online application for the programme is complete.

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