Financing Your Education

At Webster Leiden, we know financial considerations are important when making academic-related decisions. That’s why we’re here to help assist our students—you—in securing a brighter future through student loans and scholarships.

Together, we’ll help you achieve academic excellence by ensuring you have access to our available financial aid programs, the necessary eligibility requirement and an understanding of our application process.

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Visas & Permits

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A student visa and/or residence permit may be required to study in the Netherlands and for enrollment in Webster Leiden. Our staff will guide you through the visa application process. We want to welcome you to the Netherlands, so we are here to help you meet Dutch immigration law and requirements, which vary depending on nationality and the duration and purpose of your stay. Prepare to begin the visa process 10-12 weeks prior to the start of your semester.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Renewal Application here. Your application (file) must be complete by March 1 for maximum consideration. Applications completed after March 1 will be awarded from remaining funds. Student loan applications are accepted throughout the academic year. However, early application is encouraged. The Webster University FAFSA code is 002521.

Please note that the financial aid procedure is administrated solely by the Webster University Financial Aid office in St. Louis, Missouri, USA after an acceptance letter has been granted. A Financial Aid Officer is assigned to all eligible students.

Once all information is received by the Financial Aid Office in St. Louis, you will receive an award letter in the mail. Award information is also available on Webster University’s website under your Connections login.

In order to assist as many students as possible, Federal Financial Aid cannot award 100 percent of a student’s demonstrated need. Financial aid is designed to supplement a family’s contribution; therefore, a student should be prepared to finance a portion of his/her cost of education.

Please note financial aid is not disbursed until after your studies begin. You must arrange your own funding for travel and living costs for at least one to two months after the beginning of your study.

We offer tuition assistance for the direct descendants or dependent sons/daughters of Webster University alumni. The “Second Generation Legacy Scholarship” may be applied throughout the duration of the student's Bachelor education, a maximum of four years.

For Freshmen and Transfer Students

Incoming second-generation freshmen or transfer students are eligible as long as they show satisfactory progress as full time students and remain in good academic standing. 

Admission Criteria

Students interested in applying for the “Second Generation Legacy Scholarship” must meet the Webster Athens admissions requirements. This scholarship is for students enrolled in a full- time program of study.

We offer merit and need-based scholarships to new, full-time undergraduate students. Applicants must demonstrate excellent prior academic performance (minimum GPA of 3.25 on the American 4.0 scale), extracurricular activities and leadership potential, or need.

 

The scholarship is renewable at the end of the Academic Year if the awardee maintains continuous full-time enrollment at Webster Leiden and meets or exceeds the required cumulative grade point average of 3.25. The scholarship award is normally in the amount of 15%-25% of tuition costs, dependent upon a student's GPA at the time of application.

Only students who have been accepted to an undergraduate program at Webster Leiden are eligible to apply. If a student meets the GPA requirements listed above, the student must request a scholarship form from their admissions officer. There is no application deadline, but the scholarship budget is limited so students are encouraged to apply as soon as they are eligible.

The Webster Leiden Legacy Tuition Grant is a program that provides a 10% reduction in tuition for new incoming students whose sibling or parent (core family) currently attends or graduated from Webster Leiden Campus. A 5% reduction in tuition applies to extended family members (aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, grandchildren etc.). Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • The student must begin with Webster Leiden during or after Fall 2018.
  • The student must enroll full time.
  • The student and their sibling(s) may be concurrently enrolled.
  • The grant also applies to sibling(s) who start at the same time.
  • Upon request, the student may be required to provide additional documentation to prove the sibling/parent relationship (e.g. birth certificate, marriage certificate, etc).

The Sverdrup fund was established as an endowed fund to promote and advance international awareness among our students and faculty. Each year we award a number of students from campuses in Europe with scholarships for study at a Webster campus in the United States. The minimum award is $250.

Note: Students who are planning a permanent transfer to St. Louis are not eligible to apply. The Sverdrup Scholarship can be used in conjunction with a WWTP award.

For any student awarded a Sverdrup Scholarship, the amount of the award will be applied to their account as a credit for the specific term(s) they will be studying in the U.S. The funds are automatically applied toward any outstanding tuition, fees, etc. on the student’s account. Once the student has a zero balance, any amount remaining will be refunded to the students.

Our programs are approved for veterans’ education benefits. Students who enroll in Webster Leiden may qualify for benefits such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is responsible for the approval of disbursement of such benefits. 

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Program is designed to help military students avoid out-of-pocket tuition and fees that may exceed the Post 9/11 GI Bill® tuition benefit.

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