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Application deadlines

Now that you are aware of your bachelor's admission requirements, it's time to check the application deadlines.

Below you can find an overview of application deadlines for students who want to apply for a bachelor’s programme. All bachelor’s programmes start in September.

Bachelor’s programmes


Colloquium doctum admission procedure

1 November

Bachelor’s programmes with a numerus fixus (limited places)
(Biomedical SciencesClinical Technology, Criminology, International PoliticsInternational Relations and OrganisationsMedicine Political SciencePsychology)

15 January

Bachelor’s programmes for candidates who need a visa or residence permit 

1 April

Bachelor’s programmes with a compulsory matching module
(Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences, Computer ScienceCultural Anthropology and Development SociologyPhysicsSecurity Studies and Astronomy)

1 May (the early bird deadline is 15 January)


Bachelor’s programmes for candidates who don’t need a visa or residence permit and who are not applying for a programme with a numerus fixus or compulsory matching

15 June


Leiden University College The Hague

1 December (early bird deadline)
1 April (regular deadline)


Not all programmes have the same deadlines; always check the individual programme descriptions for application deadlines.

If you want to apply for housing through the Leiden University Housing Office other deadlines apply. Our advice: as housing cannot be guaranteed, apply for housing and pay the housing fee as soon as possible. Deadlines for payment of the housing fee are: 1 June (September intake), but don’t wait!

Apply early!

  • If you need to apply for admission make sure you initiate your application in Studielink a week before the application deadline. After this first step you will be sent log-in details for our online application portal (uSis) where you can apply for admission. This can take a couple of days. So please take this into consideration when planning your application and don’t wait till the last minute.
  • Make sure that you submit your complete application before the deadline. If your application is not complete before the deadline, it will not be processed.
  • On top of that, you may have to take an additional entrance exam or submit additional documentation. If you apply at the last minute, you risk missing deadlines, such as those for housing or visa applications.
  • Late applications will only be considered in exceptional cases, and at the discretion of the faculty Board of Admissions.
  • Please read the explanation of the application procedure carefully.  

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