Information on application and ENCOMPASS-scholarships for the Foundation year.

ENCOMPASS scholarships

Please note that the application for the Foundation Year is closed. No new application rounds will be opened.

Students holding a BA honours or the equivalent in history or a related discipline (humanities or social sciences) are eligible to take part in the foundation year.

While the program is open to students from across the world, students from Asian countries can apply for the ENCOMPASS II scholarship which covers the Foundation Year. The Dutch Ministry of Education has provided the Institute for History with a total of 44 scholarships for the period 2012-2016 (eleven per year). The Encompass II program is based on the principle of shared funding: the scholarships cover tuition fees and basic living expenses in Leiden for students participating in the Foundation Year (20.000 euro per student).

Applicants must indicate at what level they intend to participate in the foundation year (pre-MA or pre-PhD) and how they propose to fund their post-foundation year track.

Please do not forget to include the following documents with your application:
- authorized transcript of diplomas and grades list.
- two letters of recommendation from your academic supervisors
- a copy of your passport
- a statement on funding possibilities after the foundation year
- Your IELTS (min. 6.0) or TOEFL (min. 550 / 79ibt) certificate



Students from Indonesia should submit their applications to Prof. Dr. Bambang Purwanto. Students from elsewhere should send their applications to Esther Zwinkels MA.

Application form  

Students from Indonesia and China

Students from Indonesia need to address the Indonesian Encompass Committee first and submit their application form to this committee.

Prof. Dr. Bambang Purwanto
Fakultas Ilmu Budaya
Universitas Gadjah Mada

Chinese students who wish to apply need to register at Neso China, please note that Neso only accepts IETLS test scores.

Last Modified: 14-09-2015