Every programme or even specialisation has its own entry requirements and admission procedure. To see what procedure applies to that programme and in your specific case, please see the page of the programme you are interested in.
Students applying for admission to a master’s degree programme at Leiden University can apply online.
Students who have a bachelor’s degree from Leiden University and intend to continue in the related master’s programme do not have to apply for admission but can register directly in Studielink.
More information for Dutch students.
All the documents required are mentioned in the online application system.
The list can also be previewed on the Studying in Leiden website under Required application documents
Please note: for several programmes the required documents differ from those mentioned in the online application system. The correct list of necessary application documents can be found at the entry requirements or admission procedure information of that programme.”
If you are applying online you can upload all documents. Please note that documents only need to be sent by post if requested by the Admissions Office during the application process.
Please note that we can only process your application after proof of payment of the application fee has been received.
For details an exemptions see: Tuition and application fees
Although in some cases other deadlines may apply, the general application deadlines are:
Please see the programme description for the exact application deadline.
While some departments will accept late applications (see the individual programme description if this is possible) please bear in mind that your file is one of many that have to be processed. If you apply after the deadlines enrolment may be deferred until the next possible start date, which usually means next semester (see individual programme descriptions for information on start dates).
Students who do not need a visa, residence permit or housing can generally observe a more generous deadline:
Since deadlines may vary per programme, please see the programme description for the exact application deadline.
The specific academic entry requirements are provided with each programme. The minimum requirement for admission to any master’s programme are:
The purpose of the application is to determine whether your diploma(s) grant(s) you access to the programme of your choice. If this is the case you will receive a formal decision on admission and further instructions on how to finalise your student registration in Leiden.
Questions about Studielink or difficulties with registration, contact: Studielink student help desk
How to apply for admission with Leiden University Admissions Office: Apply online
Register as a student and obtain your student ID card: Pre-departure & arrival information