Leiden Institute of Physics
Information for prospective, current and international students
Information for International Students
The Leiden Institute of Physics has about 30 staff members who are all involved in both research and education. Within the institute, experimental (about 70%) and theoretical (about 30%) research is conducted, in both cases of a fundamental character. The educational system prepares for this type of research which is also called curiosity-driven.
Leiden is very strong in Fundamentals of Science, with research ranging from quantum effects on the nanoscale to the origin of the Universe (Cosmology), but also physics of life processes. We currently have four staff members who have won the highest Dutch scientific award: the Spinoza Prize.
Excellent non-EU/EEA students can apply for the Leiden University LExS scholarships (read more). Note that the deadline for application is February 1st.
LExS scholarships provide a (partial) waiver of the tuition fee. If additional support is required, a separate application to a LION scholarship (see below) has to be made.
LION provides scholarships covering living expenses to excellent non-Dutch students. These fellowships are made available by the Den Adel Fund and the Gorter Fund. The scholarships are awarded for one year, renewable once subject to successful completion of the first year.
There are two types of scholarships:
- LION-1: 4 grants of € 12.000 (up to one grant for a candidate in Theoretical Physics; up to 3 grants for candidates in Experimental Physics)
- LION-2: 4 grants of € 7.500 (up to one grant for a candidate in Theoretical Physics; up to 3 grants for candidates in Experimental Physics)