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African Studies (BA)

Application deadlines

If you are aware of the admission requirements of the bachelor’s programme African Studies of Leiden University, it's time to check the application deadlines.

Application deadlines 2022-2023

If you want to start the bachelor programme in September you will  have to start the application in Studielink. Studielink will be open for applications from 1 October.
Below you can find an overview of application deadlines for students who want to apply for a bachelor’s programme. 

Bachelor’s programmes


Non-EU/EER students who need a visa or residence permit.
The same deadline applies to students who already have a Dutch residence permit for study purposes and need to extend it.

1 April

Dutch students who want to use the study choice check

1 May

EU/EER students

15 June


Colloquium doctum admission procedure

15 October, year prior to the start

Apply early!

If you don’t have a Dutch diploma that grants direct admission, you’ll have to complete a two-part application procedure:

  • First register your application(s) in the national system Studielink.
  • A day later you will receive log-in details for Leiden University’s application system (uSis), where you can complete your application.

You must submit your application via Leiden University’s application system (uSis), before the deadlines mentioned above. So don’t delay; if you haven’t registered in Studielink and activated your uSis account in time to apply by the deadline, you’ll miss out!

Other deadlines

If you want to request accommodation via Leiden University, apply early! Accommodation is offered on a first-come first-served basis and there is limited availability, which means the university cannot guarantee accommodation. Submit both your application for admission and your housing request well before the deadlines. You don’t have to wait for a decision on your application before submitting your housing request.
Read more about how and when to arrange housing

If you want to apply for a scholarship, grant or loan, please bear in mind that different deadlines apply, and these deadlines can often be earlier. Deadlines vary per scholarship. Visit the scholarship website for more details.

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