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Leiden University Fund – Lutfia Rabbani Foundation Scholarship

The Lutfia Rabbani Foundation and the Leiden University Fund have renewed their partnership on the 15th of September, 2021. This reiterates the commitment of both organisations to support exceptional talent from the MENA region, stressing the importance of international scholarships as a tool to promote Euro-Arab dialogue. It will support students who demonstrate exceptional academic excellence and a strong motivation to promote Euro-Arab dialogue. The Fund shall provide one full scholarship annually to a Master’s student from an Arab country to attend a Master’s programme at Leiden University.

Moreover, the scholarship is strengthened by a mentoring programme that offers the scholarship recipient guidance on a personal and professional level and also provides access to the Foundation’s extensive and diverse network and platforms.

Applications for the 2024/2025 academic year are currently closed

Applications to Leiden University are processed year round for the September and February intake. Applications may take between 4-6 weeks to be processed by Leiden University. Only applicants with an official letter of acceptance from Leiden University will be considered for a scholarship by the Lutfia Rabbani Foundation.

Leiden University advises that housing registration be done as early as possible. Should you decide not to attend Leiden University, your housing application can be cancelled and fully refunded if you do so before the deadline of June 1, 2024.

Annetje Ottow, President of the Executive Board, and Chairman of the Lutfia Rabbani Foundation, Salim Rabbani

Application requirementsApplications closed

Personally the importance of the euro Arab dialogue lies in learning from each other, increasing toleration and sharing our perspectives in order to come up with more inclusive policies.

I will be starting my masters degree at Leiden University in political science. I am really lucky to be this years Leiden University fund and Lufia Rabbani scholar.

– Selma Nasser, LUF/LRF scholar 2022