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Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global Challenges (BA/BSc)

Required documents

In order to complete your application for LUC The Hague, you need to submit all of the required documents in the Leiden University application portal.

Click on the required documents below for additional information and the version you need to use. Before doing this please note the following: 

  • Using the forms provided by LUC is mandatory 

  • All required documents need to be received before an application is considered complete 

  • All documents need to be uploaded in pdf format 

  • All documents need to be submitted in English except Transcripts/Diplomas 

  • Transcript/Diplomas not originally issued in English need to be accompanied with an official translation to English by a sworn translator or by the school/ institution itself. The translation needs to be uploaded including the untranslated documents 

  • Diplomas/transcripts issued in Dutch, German or French are accepted in the original language without a translation

Required Documents

  • Each applicant is required to submit all the documents listed in the table below 

  • On each transcript the name, academic year and the issue date need to be clearly stated 

  • Indicate on the LUC Application form when you receive your first grades for 2022-2023 if they are not available by the time you apply and provide them as soon as possible 

All applicants
  • Official final transcript of 2021-2022 

  • Official transcript of 2022-2023 with first semester grades or copy of diploma and final transcript if you already graduated 

  • Official transcript with most recent mathematics grade 

VWO applicants
  • Official transcript with SE overview for each course in VWO 6 

  • Official transcript with final SE overview of VWO 5 

  • If you already graduated a copy of your diploma and final transcript 

US High School applicants
  • Official final transcript of 2021-2022 

  • Official transcript of 2022-2023 with first semester grades or copy of diploma and final transcript if you already graduated 

  • Digital copy of obtained AP results from the College Board 

  • Separate note indicating which AP exams you will take in May 2023 

  • Copy of SAT and/or ACT results if applicable 

  • Official transcript with most recent mathematics grade 

A-Level applicants
  • Copy of GCSE 

  • Copy of AS-Level results 

  • Official transcript/progress report of 2022-2023 

  • A-Level predicted grades if issued 

French Diplôme de Baccalauréate Générale applicants 
  • Official transcripts of 2021-2022 (all three trimesters/two semesters) 

  • Official transcript of 2022-2023 with first trimester/semester grades or copy of diploma and final transcript if you already graduated 

  • Official transcript with most recent mathematics grade 

To make it easier to determine admissibility to LUC, all applicants are required to ask their school to fill out the LUC Diploma statement. Once completed by your school you need to upload this document in your online application under the section ‘Prior education’. Digital stamps and signatures for this document are accepted. Your school can also send this document directly to LUC via email from the school’s email address. 

All students applying to LUC need to fill out this LUC Application Form. Please answer all questions truthfully and upload the requested additional documents together with the LUC Application form in your online application portal under the item ‘LUC form’. 

All students applying for the programme Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global Challenges are required to fill out this LUC Motivation letter form. This completed form needs to be uploaded in the online application portal under the item ‘Motivation letter’.  

All students applying for the programme Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global Challenges are required to fill out this LUC-CV form. This completed form needs to be uploaded in the online application portal under the item ‘CV’. Only one LUC-CV form is accepted per application. 

All applicants need to request their school to fill out the LUC Recommendation form on their behalf for their application. Please take the following into account: 

  • Only one filled out LUC Recommendation form will be accepted for your application 

  • The form needs to be filled out by one of your current teachers/ counsellors in school 

  • The recommendation form needs to be sent to LUC via email by your referee 

  • Only the LUC recommendation form will be accepted, not additional letters or other formats 

  • Only a recommendation form in English and from the school’s email address will be accepted  

  • The Admissions Office will add the recommendation letter to your file under a hidden section of the online application portal. This section will not be visible to you as the letters are confidential.  

What do you need to do? 

What does your referee need to do? 

  • Send the filled out LUC Recommendation form directly to LUC’s Admissions Office via email: admissions@luc.leidenuniv.nl using a/the school’s email address 

  • Send in pdf documents only 

  • Fill out the form in English 

Applicants to LUC are required to pay a €50 application fee. The bank account details for the bank transfer are available in the LUC Application Form. You need to upload a proof of payment in the application portal. Please note that: 

  • The application fee amount is different from all other Leiden University programmes for which you pay a fee of €100. 

  • LUC’s application fee only covers the application for LUC The Hague 

  • The fee is non-refundable 

If you fall in one of the following categories you are exempted from paying any kind of application fee when you apply:

Diploma Type

VWO diploma from a Dutch institute of higher education

Bachelor’s degree from a Dutch university or “hogeschool”

Registration as a SAP/Exchange student for a degree programme at Leiden University

Propedeutical diploma from a Dutch university or “hogeschool”

VWO diploma from Aruba, Curaçao or St. Maarten

European Baccalaureate diploma with Dutch as language 1 (NE Taal 1)

All applicants need to prove their English proficiency. Which proof you need to submit depends on your diploma and situation. Make sure you fill out the LUC Application form. By filling out this form it will be clear what proof is required in your case. Upload the requested document regarding English proficiency as stated in the LUC Application form in your application portal. 

All students must provide their most recent proof of their mathematics skills. This proof can be one of the following: 

  • Copy of most recent transcript that shows your mathematics grade 

  • Copy of math test such as OMPT-A/James Boswell/ACT/SAT 

  • Registration confirmation of a mathematics test 

By filling out the LUC Application form it will be clear what proof is required in your case. Upload the requested document regarding mathematics proficiency as stated in the LUC Application form in your application portal. If you need to take the mathematics diagnostic exam because you cannot meet the mathematics requirement, you are still required to upload a copy of your most recent transcript that includes mathematics as a subject. 

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