Admission & Application
Application start and deadline
|Minors with admission requirements* & TU Delft and LDE selection minors||3 April (13.00) till 16 April (13:00)|
|Minors without admission requirements TU Delft, Erasmus University and LDE||8 May (13.00) till 31 May (13:00)|
|Minors without admission requirements Leiden University||8 May (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.
Between 3 and 16 April 2023 (minors with admission requirements) and 8 May and 15 July 2023 (minors without admission requirements), external students (from other research universities and universities of applied sciences) can apply for just one Leiden University minor.
An overview with all relevant information about the minors can be found on this website.
Limited number of places
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.
Reserved spots for LDE-students
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.
Maximum of one minor
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.
For questions about applying, contact 071 – 527 1111 or email@example.com.
Steps to take
Students of Leiden University, TU Delft and Erasmus University have to apply via EduXchange.
- Read more information about the application process
- Create an eduID
- Register for your minor via eduXchange
External students (from research universities as well as universities of applied sciences) can apply for just one of the Leiden minors. This is not done through eduXchange, but through the procedure described here.
When and how can you sign up?
Admission criteria apply to this Minor (see Appendix 3 of the Education and Exam regulation BSc Programmes (OER). The minor is accessible to all students, but the emphasis on biological and medical topics requires a quick understanding of molecular genetics, physiology and epidemiology. An online test is available to give interested students an idea of the topics in some of the courses . The aim is an equal mix of biology, archaeology and medicine students. All other students may be interviewed to evaluate their motivation.
Students of Leiden University can register from May 8 (13:00) until July 15 (13:00); TU Delft and Erasmus University Rotterdam students can register from May 8 (13:00) until May 31 (13:00).
Students from other universities can register until July 15 (13:00) by sending an e-mail including motivation letter, CV, transcript and letter with permission from your own University to Education Office Biology.
Max number of students: 75