Leiden University finds it very important that you choose the study programme that is right for you. That’s why we offer so-called matching activities, to help you in your decision.
Study Choice Check
The Study Choice Check (in Dutch: Studiekeuzecheck) is a digital questionnaire that you will receive after applying for a bachelor’s programme via Studielink.* It contains questions about both you and your study choice: what motivates you, your grades, how you have researched your options so far, and what you expect from your studies and from student life in general.
- For the programmes in Biomedical Sciences, International Relations and Organisations and Medicine you will only receive the questionnaire after completing the selection procedure.
- The programmes in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences, Security Studies, Astronomy, Computer Science, Criminology, Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies, Psychology and Physics, and the Academic Pabo and Leiden University College The Hague do not offer the Study Choice Check.
After completing the questionnaire, you will receive a personal report containing feedback on your responses. On the basis of this, you can evaluate whether a particular study programme matches your expectations and abilities.
Not a method of selection
The Study Choice Check is not a method of selection; you cannot be refused admission to a programme on the basis of your responses. So there’s no need to make a good impression. Simply be yourself. An accurate picture is essential, for you and us, if you want to make a success of your studies. After completing a Study Choice Check you may be invited to meet someone from the study programme, to discuss ways of increasing your chances of study success.
The following programmes offer an extra matching activity for prospective students who still have questions or doubts about starting the programme:
- All programmes of the Faculty of Humanities
- Public Administration
- Molecular Science & Technology
- Pedagogical Sciences
Some of our bachelor’s programmes have a matching module for enrollment in September 2021. Participation in the matching module is a compulsory part of the admission and application procedure for all applying students of these programmes:
- Computer Science
- Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology
- Dutch Language and Culture
- English Language and Culture
- Security Studies
The application deadline for these programmes is May 1st. The matching module provides a realistic idea of what the programme is about and can help you make an informed decision. Provided you meet the standard admission requirements for the programme, once you have completed the matching module within the set period, you will be admitted to programme at Leiden University and you can finalise your enrolment. The results of the study matching activity will not affect your chances of admission.
Talk to a study choice advisor
Having trouble making a choice? A study choice advisor can help you to make an informed decision. Call 071-5278025 to make an appointment.