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Application deadlines 2020-2021

***update in relation to corona crisis***

Leiden University has decided to postpone the following deadlines:

  • If you have a non-EU/EER nationality, the deadline for most bachelor’s programmes with an application deadline of 1 April has been extended to 1 May.  
  • If you have an EU/EER nationality, the deadline for bachelor’s programmes with an application deadline is still 15 June.
  •  If you have a Dutch nationality, the deadline for bachelor’s programmes with an application deadline of 1 May has been extended to 1 June. If you apply before 1 June, you are entitled to study choice advice: you will then receive the study choice check that can be taken online. After 1 June, you can still apply for a bachelor's programme at Leiden University in Studielink, provided you are directly admissible (check the admission requirements of the programme) and the programme does not have a compulsory matching procedure in the admission process. Please note: if you register after 1 June, you will formally lose the right to study choice advice. However, Leiden University considers a good preparation to your study decision important, so you will also be sent the digital study choice check after 1 June.
  • All deadlines for Leiden University College The Hague or bachelor's programmes with a limited capacity (numerus fixus) remain unchanged.  It is no longer possible to apply for these programmes for the September 2020 intake.  
  • The deadline to submit your visa application in our online application system has been extended to 15 June. (Be aware that you have to apply to Leiden University as a student with a non-EU/EER nationality before 1 May.)

Application deadlines

Please check the application deadlines.
Be aware: Leiden University has postponed some of the application deadlines, check the message above on htis page

The application deadline is 15 January

Programmes with a numer fixus are:

The application deadline is 1 May (the early bird deadline is 15 January)

Programmes with a compulsory matching module are:

The application deadline is 1 April (the early bird deadline is 1 December)

Read more information about the application procedure of Leiden University College The Hague

The application deadline is 1 April

The application deadline is 15 June

The application deadline is 1 November.

Colloquium doctum is a special admission procedure that you can apply for if:

  • you do not have a diploma that grants university admission
  • you are 21 or older on the day that your proposed study programme commences

Read more about the Colloquium Doctum Procedure

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

Apply early!

If you don’t have a Dutch diploma that grants direct admission, you’ll have to complete a two-part application procedure:

  • It involves first registering your application(s) in the national system Studielink.
  • A day later you will receive log-in details for Leiden University’s application system (uSis), where you can complete your application.

You must submit your application via Leiden University’s application system (uSis), before the deadlines above. So don’t delay; if you haven’t registered in Studielink and activated your uSis account in time to apply by the deadline, you’ll miss out!

If you want to request accommodation via Leiden university Housing Office, apply early! Accommodation is allocated on a first-come first-served basis and there is limited availability, which means the Housing Office cannot guarantee accommodation. Submit both your application for admission and your housing request well before the deadlines. You don’t have to wait for a decision on your application before submitting your housing request. Read more about when to arrange housing.

If you want to apply for a scholarship, grant or loan, please bear in mind that different deadlines apply, and these deadlines can often be earlier. Deadlines vary per scholarship. Visit the scholarship website for more details.

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