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.
Apply before 15 January 2021
Your application in the national registration system Studielink and in Leiden University’s online application portal (uSis) for the 2021-2022 academic year, which opens on 1 October 2020, must be completed by 15 January 2021 23.59 hours CET. If you need to apply for admission make sure you initiate your application in Studielink at least a week before the application deadline. After this first step you will be sent log-in details for our online application portal (uSis) where you can apply for admission. This can take a couple of days. So please take this into consideration when planning your application and don’t wait till the last minute. Applying last-minute means extra stress and risking missed deadlines in the selection and placement procedure.
Deadlines selection and placement procedure
You have until 31 January 2021 to upload the grade average of your previous education to the uSis portal. Start to collect the necessary information in time; if you miss this deadline, your application cannot be processed further.
Details can be found here: BSc Political Science: International Relations and Organisations - Required documents.
Please make sure to reserve some time; so that you will be able to meet the strict deadline for submitting your letter: from 28 January 2021 to 5 February 2021, 23:59 CET.
Update 26 January 2021: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the period in which you can submit your motivation letter starts one day later than is advertised supra. We apologise for the inconvenience. The instructions you will receive on 27 January 2021 will provide all necessary details.
Another important deadline you should keep in mind is the time frame for doing the online assessment: this can only be done online, from 12 to 13 February 2021.
The final deadline for you to take into account is the one for accepting your place.
When you are offered a place on the programme, you have two weeks to accept. Places that are not accepted in time, are offered to the next candidate on the ranking.
Details about applying, the motivation letter, online assessment and accepting offered places are provided here:
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!
If you want to request accommodation via Leiden university Housing Office, apply early! Accommodation is allocated on a first-come first-served basis and there is limited availability, which means the Housing Office 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 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.