International Relations and Organisations (BSc)
Because admission to the BSc Political Science: International Relations and Organisations involves a selection and placement procedure, you need to take into account that the application deadline is both early and very strict. And after applying, there are some more deadlines that you will need to take into account.
Procedure for 2025-2026 will be announced soon
The procedures and deadlines mentioned below are valid for applications for the academic year 2024-2025.
In Spring 2024 we will update this section.
Apply between 1 October 2023 and 15 January 2024
Applications for BSc Political Science: International Relations and Organisations (2024-2025) open on 1 October 2023 and close on 15 January 2024 (23:59 CET). Applying outside of this time frame is not possible.
Application, selection and placement: overview of deadlines
|1 October 2023
|Applications open for 2024-2025 academic year
|15 December 2023
|Recommended application deadline
|15 January 2024
|31 January 2024
|Application in uSis finalised: required documents, grade average and (if applicable) admission request
|15-16 February 2024
|15 April 2024
|Receipt of ranking number in Studielink
|15 April-31 August 2024
|Accept place in Studielink and finalise application
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!
Leiden University reserves a limited number of rooms each year for international students. However, as the number of housing requests always greatly exceeds the number of rooms available, we strongly recommend that you also look into other housing options at the same time. Read more about how and when to arrange housing. If you want to request accommodation via Leiden University, submit both your application for admission and your housing request well before the deadlines! Accommodation is offered on a first-come first-served basis and is not guaranteed. You don’t have to await admission before requesting 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.
If you (think) you need a visa or residence permit for your stay in the Netherlands, please make sure to check the requirements, procedures and deadlines!
Should you want to participate in the special colloquium doctum admission procedure, you need to take into account an even earlier deadline: 1 November 2023.