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The registration period for semester 1 (2024/2025) has started. N.B. You can only register for courses within the Faculty of Humanities.


Registration takes place using a registration form below (available on this page from June 3rd till August 5th 2024). Your registration is only final after receipt of your payment.

Upon registration you will receive the following:

  • Letter of confirmation (with course information, such as timetables)
  • Personal student number
  • Login details for a ULCN account (provides access to, for instance, BrightSpace)
    (note: if you were already registered in the first semester of the current academic year, your account will remain valid and you will not receive another letter with your account details).
  • Please note: the student systems uSis and MyStudymap are not used with A la Carte Education.

Registration deadlines

Registration for semester 1 starts on June 3, 2024 - 07:00 AM and ends on August 5th, 2024- 00:01hrs.
Registration for semester 2 starts on November 14, 2024- 7:00 AM and ends on January 13, 2025 - 00:01hrs

Please note: due to the administrative handling of all registrations we are compelled to comply with these deadlines. Registration requests after the deadline will not be processed.

Cancellation and reimbursement

In principal, a series of lectures lasts 13 weeks. No refund is granted when lectures are cancelled due to holidays. If the lecturer cancels a lecture, the first 5 lectures will not be reimbursed. If the sixth lecture (or further lectures) is cancelled, the student can request one-seventh of the course fee per cancelled lecture.

Cancellation is possible until two weeks before the start of the term. For the first term, the cancellation deadline is August 21st  2023; for the second term, the deadline is January 18th 2024. In the event of cancellation after the deadline, the following administration costs are charged:

  • Before the start of the course: 10% of the course
  • Cancellation in the first week of the course: 40% of the course fee
  • Cancellation in the second week of the course or later: the entire course fee is charged


  • Force majeure (on medical grounds)
  • Cancellation of a course without the offering of a suitable alternative.

In the event that the lecturer falls ill or the lecturer is replaced, no refund is granted. In order to be entitled for reimbursement, you are required to return your registration card. An adapted invoice will be sent if no payment has been made yet.


After completing the course(s) you receive a certificate. The lecturer will present you with the certificate in the final lecture, or it will be sent to your home address after the course. The certificate is only awarded if your attendance was sufficient. This is determined by the lecturer(s) by means of an attendance list. The certificate contains no study results or assessment, since à la carte students do not take exams.


À la Carte students are entitled to:

  • use Brightspace, Leiden University’s digital learning environment
  • use of computer rooms
  • use the Leiden University Library
  • a uMail email address

À la Carte students are not entitled to:

  • Student grants or loans
  • Discount at the Leiden University Academic Language Centre

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