Monday , November 28 2022

Walraven Scholarships 2020 – Netherlands

Applications are invited for Fully / Partially Funded Walraven Scholarships 2020 Master’s (MSc) degree in Astronomy and Instrumentation at Leiden University, Netherlands.

About Leiden University, Netherlands

Details for Walraven Scholarship 2020 – Netherlands

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 applicants must be of outstanding academic merit and in need of financial support.

Leiden Observatory was founded in 1633 and the oldest university astronomy department in the world with a distinguished history. The work of famous astronomers such as De Sitter, Hertzsprung, Oort, Blaauw, and Van de Hulst made Leiden an internationally renowned center of astronomical research. The Walraven Scholarship is named after the Dutch pioneer of high-precision photoelectric photometry and genius in instrumentation Theodore (Fjeda) Walraven (1916 – 2008).

Leiden Observatory offers a wide range of Astronomy master’s specialisations in which students actively participate in front-line research. Many of the students who have obtained their master’s degree in Leiden enroll in the PhD program, during which they are paid a very competitive salary for four years.

Benefits of Walraven Scholarship 2020 – Netherlands

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 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 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.

Eligibility for Walraven Scholarship 2020 – Netherlands

To be eligible for Scholarships, applicants must:

  • Be a student with a bachelor’s degree (BSc or equivalent) in Astronomy or Physics with a desire to obtain master’s (MSc) degree in Astronomy and Instrumentation at Leiden University
  • Be a student with a non-Dutch nationality
  • 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.

Application Procedure for Walraven Scholarship 2020 – Netherlands

To apply for Walraven Scholarships 2020, applicants are required to:

  • Apply for admission to the Astronomy and Instrumentation master’s programme 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

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