Leiden Institute of Physics
Students from abroad
Physics in Leiden for students from abroad
About The Leiden Physics Institute (LION)
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 Nano scale to the origin of the universe (cosmology), but also physics of life processes. Leiden has already brought forward three Nobel price winners: Lorentz, Zeeman and Kamerlingh Onnes!
Master of Physics: program & specialisations
For a detailed description of the study program click here.
Admission, Application and Tuition fees
Excellent non-EU/EEA students can apply for the Leiden University LExS scholarships (read more). Note that the deadline for application is Februari 1, 2016.
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.
For excellent (non-Dutch) EU/EEA-students, LION provides scholarships which in part are made available by the Den Adel Fund and the Gorter Fund. The scholarships are for one year, with renewal for a second year conditional on successful completion of the first year.
There are two types of scholarship, meant to assist in the cost of living:
- LION-1: 4 grants of € 12.000
- LION-2: 4 grants of € 7.500
- Apply for admission to the MSc program in Physics through the online application system. Note that only applications that are complete before the deadline are guaranteed full consideration. For the LION scholarships, the deadline for the academic year 2016-17 is Februari 1, 2016.
- The motivation letter for admission should mention why the candidate satisfies the two conditions of a) outstanding academic merit and b) need for financial support. Questions with respect to these scholarships can be addressed to email@example.com .
International students should also check the Leiden University website on scholarships.