Walraven scholarship in the Netherlands

  • Target: The citizens of any national excepts Dutch
  • Benefits: Living cost
  • Level and Discipline: Master degree in Astronomy and Instrumentation
  • Host Institution: Leiden University – Netehrlands
  • Deadline: 1 February and 1 October every year

The University of Leiden in the Netherlands is pleased to invite applications for the Walraven scholarship programmes. This scholarship is open non-Dutch students who intend to pursue master degree in Astronomy and Instrumentation at the University.

Scholarship Description
The Walraven scholarship is available for excellent, non-Dutch master’s students. The scholarships are intended for students who have a bachelor’s degree in astronomy or physics, and wish to obtain their master’s (MSc) degree in Astronomy and Instrumentation at Leiden University. Successful candidates must be of outstanding academic merit and in need of financial support.

Award Value
The Walraven scholarship is for one year, with conditional renewal for a second year upon successful completion of the first year. For a full scholarship the tuition fee for the Astronomy Research master’s programme 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 scholarships 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.

Level and Area of Studies
Master degree in Astronomy and Instrumentation.

Place of Study
The study will be taken in the Netherlands.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • 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’ Nationality
All nationalities other than Dutch are eligible.

Submission Deadline
1 February and 1 October annually.

Website and Application Link



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