The scholarships are meant for students who have a Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in astronomy or physics, and wish to obtain their Masters degree in Astronomy (Research Track) at Leiden University.
The scholarship is for one year, with renewal for a second year conditional on successful completion of the first year.
The scholarship amounts to 10.000 euros per year plus tuition fees.
Leiden Observatory is the oldest university observatory in the world, and offers a wide range in advanced courses and research programs.
Astronomers have access to a large suite of world class facilities, including the ESO Very Large Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, the Westerbork and future LOFAR radio telescopes.
Many of the students who have obtained their Masters degree in Leiden enroll into the PhD program, during which they are paid a salary for 4 years.
The reports of the research project(s) done by the applicant, a copy of the Bachelors diploma, a copy of the passport, and 2 letters of reference from academic supervisors.
Application materials can be sent to the address listed above, or by email to masters [at] strw.leidenuniv.nl
The evaluation of applications has started.
P.O. Box 9513
2300 RA Leiden The Netherlands
Tel: +31 71 5275837
Fax: +31 71 5275743
Email Inquiries: masters [at] strw.leidenuniv.nl
Attention: Oort Scholarship Committee
Use the above contact info for all enquiries about Oort Scholarships for Master Students.
Applications for the Oort scholarship should include the full application materials for the Masters program; Application Materials
Further information can be obtained at the same email address, and on: Application Forms