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Children’s Rights Scholarship 3

The Children’s Rights Scholarship 3 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 2020
Target group
Countries/ nationalities
Nationals of developing countries
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 a country with medium (113-151) or low (152-189) ranking on the HDI Index.
  • lack the financial means to follow the study programme without the assistance of a scholarship.
  • be highly motivated to follow the Master of Laws Advanced Studies programme in International Children’s Rights.

Note: Applicants from single parent families and families depending on social assistance schemes are given priority.


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 3 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 scholarships amount to €15,000 which forms a contribution towards the programme tuition fee of €18,300. 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 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 viachildrensrights@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 3 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 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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