Application for the Walraven Master Awards for International (Non-Dutch) Applicants in Netherlands – 2020/2021. Entry is now open at the Leiden University in Netherlands.
The aim of The grant is to enable and encourage talented students to reach international programs. The Walraven scholarship is for one year, with conditional renewal for a second year upon successful completion of the first year. For a fully-funded position, the tuition fee for the Astronomy Research master’s program will be reduced to the amount of the home fee and you will receive an allowance of up to €11,000 per year for living costs. partial awards may also be awarded. The Walraven scholarship is paid as a monthly allowance. If you stop your Astronomy master’s studies for whatever reason, the Walraven scholarship payments will be stopped directly.
Leiden Observatory is the oldest university astronomy department in the world with a distinguished history. Leiden Observatory offers a wide range of Astronomy master’s specializations in which students actively participate in front-line research.
The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
WALRAVEN MASTER AWARDS ELIGIBILITY
Scholars are selected on the following criteria:
- International (Non-Dutch) applicants can apply for the opportunity.
- You must be a student with a non-Dutch nationality
- You must have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in astronomy or physics
- Your previous study results should be of outstanding academic merit
- You have no other financial support (e.g. scholarships, grants) for your master’s study
- Applicants must have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction of the host university.
WALRAVEN MASTER AWARDS APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
- Applicants who wish to be considered for a Walraven scholarship must do the following before the deadline of October 1 (when planning to start in February) or February 1 (when planning to start in September):
- Apply for admission to the Astronomy and Instrumentation master’s program through the online application system. Note that only applications that are completed before the deadline are guaranteed full consideration.
- Write a brief statement motivating why you satisfy the two conditions of a) outstanding academic merit and b) need for financial support. Make sure to include your full contact information and send it to masters-at-strw.leidenuniv.nl.
Application must include:
- Upon submitting your application, you will receive an acknowledgment of receipt. The Board of Admissions will check your admission to the Astronomy and Instrumentation master’s program and your application for the Walraven scholarship. Within a month after the submission deadline, you will be informed about the outcome.
- Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before February 1, 2020 will be considered.
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