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American Studies

Admission and application

Are you interested in the minor American Studies? Find out more about adimission and application below!

Application information

Every minor has a limited number of places. These are allocated on a first come, first served basis (with the exception of TU Delft and Erasmus minors with admission requirements). So apply on time. For this minor, there is a maximum of 24 places.

Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam collaborate closely on a range of educational matters, thus making it easy to follow a minor at TU Delft or the Erasmus University. During the application period for Leiden students, in April and May, TU Delft and the Erasmus University reserve a third of their minor places for Leiden University students.

You may only apply for one minor with admission requirements. You may only apply for one TUD/EUR/LDE minor. If you are placed on a waiting list, you may apply for another Leiden minor (without admission requirements). Please note: you can only follow one minor. Are you placed on two waiting lists? Deregister from one of the two minors and apply for a different one. 

You can change or cancel your applications right up to the end of the application period. Be sure to deregister from any minor that you do not plan to follow. This way you won't block a spot that your fellow students could be using. 

Admission procedure

Do you want to choose this minor? Apply via eduXchange.

  1. Create an eduID.
  2. Apply/register for this minor via eduXchange.

Admission and application

Admission requirements

Registered as a bachelor's student

You must be registered as a bachelor's student at Leiden University. In terms of educational level, the best time to do a minor is in the third year of your bachelor’s programme. This is an advisory note, rather than an admission requirement.

No overlap with your regular studies

Your minor may not overlap with your regular studies. Are you unsure? In your study programme's Course and Examination Regulations (OER) you can read which minors you are not allowed to follow due to overlap. Don't see your minor but still not sure? Ask your board of examiners about the overlap between your minor and your programme(s) to be sure. 

Part of a minor (elective credits)

If you only want to follow part of a minor, you need permission from the Board of Examiners


Leiden University students register via eduXchange.

Read more about admission and application on this page.

Read more about admission and application on this page.

Application deadlines

Type of minor University Application pedios
Minors with admission requirements* TU Delft, Erasmus, LDE, Leiden University 3 April at (13.00) till 14 April (13.00)
Minors without admission requirement TU Delft, Erasmus, LDE 8 May at (13.00) till 31 May (13.00)
Minors without admission requirement Leiden University 8 May at (13.00) till 15 July (13.00)

* A minor with admission requirements is a minor with a different selection procedure. You can check which minors have admission requirements in the Studiegids or on the website of TU Delft and Erasmus.

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