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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.

* Exceptions:                                                                               

  • The programmes in Biomedical Sciences, Criminology, Medicine, Political Science, Psychology, and the Academic Pabo and Leiden University College The Hague do not offer the Study Choice Check.
  • Programmes with a compulsory matching don't offer the Study Choice Check.

Personal report
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.


Some of our bachelor’s programmes have a matching module for enrollment in September 2024. Participation in the matching module is a compulsory part of the admission and application procedure for all applying students of these programmes:

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.

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