- Bachelor’s in Law (LL.B.) or a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from a recognised university; in exceptional cases a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (e.g. in Political Science or equivalent) will be acceptable, provided that a substantial number of law courses are included in the bachelor’s programme.
- Proof of sufficient proficiency in English: IELTS test level of at least 7.0 or TOEFL score of at least 600/250/100, evidenced by an appropriate test. This requirement does not apply if you have:
- completed your education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or
- an International Baccalaureate
Students who want to start in September and who do not meet this level of English but who have a minimum score of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent may be offered a place on the programme on the condition that they attend a two-month pre-sessional English course at Leiden University. For the February intake no pre-sessional English courses are offered.
Students who have a LL.B. (Bachelor’s degree) in Law from Leiden University do not have to apply for admission.
Applicants with a higher professional education (HBO) degree are not eligible for admission, but start in the first year of the bachelor’s.