Leiden University will help international students with their visa, residence permit and enrolment at the University. Shortly after you have been admitted to Leiden University you will receive detailed information taking you step-by-step through the whole procedure from admission to enrolment.
Please take a few minutes to read through the information here to find out what you can do from your side to smooth the process. More information can be found at the left-hand menu.
See How to apply for an explanation of the (online) application and admission process for international applicants.
If you need a visa and/or a residence permit to study in the Netherlands, the Admissions Office can assist you with both, provided that you are admitted and meet the requirements set by Immigration Services. For more information please see visa information.
International students can apply for housing through the university.
We would like to draw your attention to our scholarship pages if you are still looking for available scholarships.
Students who are admitted will receive extended information from the Admissions Office about the steps to take to complete the enrolment and arrange their stay in Leiden. More information can be obtained from the pre-departure website.
Leiden University offers an extensive FAQ base with answers to more than 150 questions previously asked by international students. If you have a question which is not answered on this site, then feel free to e-mail us. The address is provided on the FAQ website.