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Leiden University Fund – Lutfia Rabbani Foundation Scholarship 2023


Applications are open for the Leiden University Fund – Lutfia Rabbani Foundation Scholarship 2023. The scholarship will support students who demonstrate exceptional academic excellence and a strong motivation to promote Euro-Arab dialogue.

Lutfia Rabbani Foundation Advertisement

  • Position(s): Several
  • Applications closing Date: February 2, 2023
  • Vacancy Type: Permanent/Temporary.
  • Application Type: Scholarship
  • Company Name: Lutfia Rabbani Foundation


  • The maximum amount of the Leiden University Fund – Lutfia Rabbani Foundation Scholarship is €30,000.


  • Open to Arab students who have received an official letter of acceptance into a one year Master’s program at Leiden University.
  • Students must be nationals from one of the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, or Yemen.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Academic excellence
  • Personal growth: Assessing the contribution the proposed field of study would have on the applicant’s continued academic and professional development and/or its potential for impact in the local context.
  • Strong motivation in line with the ideals of the Lutfia Rabbani Foundation’s goal of promoting Euro-Arab dialogue and understanding

How to Apply

Necessary documents are:

  • Motivation and purpose statement (in English)
  • Curriculum Vitae (in English)
  • Copy of passport
  • Copies of degrees or diplomas with academic transcripts (with English translations)
  • Two signed references from either academic or professional referees (in English)
  • Letter of acceptance from Leiden University. In order to meet the March 31 deadline for the scholarship, applicants should apply to Leiden University no later than February 1  for the September intake. Applications may take between 4-6 weeks to be processed by Leiden University. Without a letter of acceptance from Leiden University, the Lutfia Rabbani Foundation cannot consider applicants for a scholarship.
  • A detailed program outline of the Master study the scholar intends to pursue at Leiden University (in English)
  • Budget: Be thorough in completing your budget to include tuition fees (and whether you have applied to other scholarship funds) as well as necessary expenses to be incurred during the academic year. The maximum amount that may be awarded is €30,000 for an academic year. You can use this Budget Template
  • Signed and dated Application Form (the form can also be downloaded in the application portal).

Click here to apply

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