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Cosmopolis Advanced International MA/PhD Scholarships - 2018

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open01-Dec-2017
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Award22,000 EUR for 18 months
Scholarship provider contact details

Leiden University, PO Box 9500, 2300 RA Leiden, Phone: 0715272727, Fax: 0715273118, Email:

What is Cosmopolis Advanced International MA/PhD Scholarships - 2018?

Cosmopolis Advanced offers MA/PhD Scholarships to advanced international graduate students who aim for a Leiden PhD degree in the fields of Colonial & Global History or Archival & Post Colonial Studies. It is an initiative of the Institute for History at Leiden University (LU) in partnership with Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta. Cosmopolis Advanced consists of an 18-month Advanced MA program, followed by a 42-month PhD program.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

The program intends to attract the most talented international students at the post-master level. Eligible candidates should be able to demonstrate -

  • Excellence in archival/historical research, as evidenced by a master degree in history that includes a substantial research thesis of 30 ECTS or its equivalent. Candidates with an MA degree in a language other than English must have certified proficiency at a minimal degree of 7.0 IELTS/ 100 TOEFL.
  • Sufficient financial support for all relevant costs (including for living and accommodation) either through the Cosmopolis scholarship program or private or external funding.

How can you apply ?

In order to apply, please follow the steps given below -

Step 1- Click here to get the application form.

Step 2- Send the duly filled application form to the coordinator at Leiden University -

Prof. Dr. Jos Gommans

Jurusan Sejarah, Fakultas Ilmu Budaya

Universitas Gadjah Mada

Jl. Nusantara 1, Bulaksumur Yogyakarta 55281


Terms and Conditions

Documents required –

  • Letter of Motivation
  • Research Proposal (2000 words excluding bibliography)
  • CV (2 pages)
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Transcripts and certified copies of BA and MA degrees
  • Certified proof of English language proficiency, minimally 7.0 IELTS/100 TOEFL

Award details -

  • Selected students will receive a scholarship for 18 months. For the Van Leur Scholarship, Leiden University waives the lion share (€ 22.000) of the regular tuition fee of € 25.000 (for 18 months).

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