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The registration period for semester 1 (2024/2025) starts on June 3rd.

Registration process

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

Once you have been registered, we will send you your:

  • letter of confirmation (containing e.g. timetable information)
  • unique student number
  • ULCN account log-in details 

The people at the Student Information Desk will take care of your uSis registration for the lectures and examinations/written assignments. It is not permitted to do this yourself.

Registration deadlines

Registration for semester 1 starts on June 3, 2024- 07:00h 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 the registrations we are compelled to comply with these deadlines. Registration requests after the deadline will not be processed.

Cancellation and refunds

You can cancel your registration up to two weeks before the semester starts. For the first semester, the final cancellation date is 19 August 2024; for the second semester it is 20 January 2025. If you cancel your registration after the cancellation deadline, you will have to pay the following administration costs:

  • Before the course starts: 10% of the course fee
  • If you cancel in the first week of the course: 40% of the course fee
  • If you cancel in the second week or later, you will have to pay the full course fee.

An exception may be made in the event of:

  • force majeure (on medical grounds)
  • the university’s cancelling a course without offering a suitable alternative

No refund will be made in the event of a teacher falling ill or being substituted. To be eligible for a refund, you must return your registration card. If no payment has yet been made, you will be sent an amended invoice.


If you successfully complete the course, your marks and ECs will be recorded in uSis (student registration system). You can request your transcript by e-mail at the end of the examination period. If you decide to convert your registration into a regular (bachelor’s/master’s degree programme) registration, you may be able to request an exemption for modules you have already completed.


As a contract student, you have the right to:

  • use Brightspace, Leiden University’s digital learning environment
  • use the computer rooms
  • use the University Library (UB)
  • use a uMail address (e-mail)

You do not have the right to:

  • student grants or loans
  • apply for visa 
  • discounts at the university Language Centre

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