Oort scholarship Programme at Leiden University in the Netherlands

Leiden Observatory of Leiden University is calling applications for the Oort scholarship Programme. This scholarship is available for students from any country other than Netherlands who wish to obtain their master’s (MSc) degree in Astronomy research at the university of Leiden. The deadline is 1 February and 1 October every year.

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

Award Value
The Oort 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 Oort scholarship is paid as a monthly allowance.

Level and Area of Studies
Master degree in Astronomy.

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
  • You are planning to obtain your master’s degree in any of the folllowing research specialisations: Astronomy Research, Astronomy and Cosmology, Astronomy and Instrumentation or Astronomy and Data Science.

Applicants’ Nationality
Non-Dutch students are invited to apply.

Submission Deadline
October 1 (for students starting in February) and February 1 (for students starting in September)

Website and Application Link

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