You can follow Leiden University courses as a non-examination student, which means you can study without having the right to take examinations. You pay for a full year of teaching, and during that year you can take as many courses as you like. Some programmes may set further requirements.
If you would like to take courses but don’t want to take exams, you can register as a non-examination student at Leiden University. In that case, you pay for a full year (September – August) and take whichever courses interest you. If you would like to take exams, you can opt for contract teaching.
You don’t usually have to meet admissions criteria, but some courses may set entry requirements.
You can register as a non-examination student through the Student Affairs Front Office, 071 527 8011 (Front Office contact form). You must obtain a written statement of permission from the Study Adviser for the programme in question before you can take the courses. If you would like to take courses from different programmes, you will need multiple statements.
Taking the courses does not confer any qualification.
For more information, please contact the Student Affairs Front Office:
Front Office contact form
+31 71 527 80 11