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Leiden University Oort Scholarship Program 2020, Netherlands

Publish Date: Dec 02, 2019

Deadline: Oct 01, 2020

Oort scholarship

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.

October 1 (for students starting in February) and February 1 (for students starting in September)
Target group
Countries/ nationalities
The Oort scholarship is only available to non-Dutch students
Scholarship type
Study, Research

For who?

You must be a student with a bachelor's degree (BSc or equivalent) in astronomy or physics with a desire to obtain your master's (MSc) degree in Astronomy at Leiden University.

Eligibility requirements

  • 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.


  • During your Astronomy master's studies you must pay the statutory home tuition fee to Leiden University.
  • If you stop your Astronomy master's studies for whatever reason, you have to inform the Education Office Astronomy as soon as possible at masters@strw.leidenuniv.nl.


  • You cannot be awarded an Oort scholarship if you are a student with the Dutch nationality.
  • You cannot combine the Oort scholarship with other scholarships or grants supporting you financially.
  • You are not eligible for the Oort scholarship if you plan to obtain your master's degree in any of the following specialisations: Astronomy and Science Based Business, Astronomy and Science Communication & Society, Astronomy and Education.


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. If you stop your Astronomy master's studies for whatever reason, the Oort scholarship payments will be stopped directly.

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