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Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences - Leiden University

Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSc)

Master's application and admission

Find out how to apply for Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences at Leiden University by following our step-by-step guide.

Master’s admission: exceptional circumstances

The University is providing an option for bachelor’s and premaster’s students who have encountered a study delay because of the corona measures and wish to begin a master’s programme in the academic year 2021-2022. This means that if your current bachelor’s or premaster’s programme allows you to hand in final assignments and complete internships in September, you may complete your bachelor’s or premaster’s programme before 1 October 2021 and so be permitted to join the master’s programme on 1 September 2021 (with retroactive effect) without a study delay. 

What do you need to do?
-    Check whether your current bachelor’s or premaster’s programme allows the options mentioned above. 
-    Fill in this form.
-    Re-register on your current bachelor’s or premaster’s programme, and also request admission to your master’s by doing the following: 
1.    Before 15 June, request enrolment on your master’s programme in Studielink.
2.    Before 15 June, also apply for admission to your master’s programme in uSis.
3.    Before 1 September, re-register on your bachelor’s or premaster’s programme in Studielink. 
-    If you complete your bachelor’s or premaster’s programme before 1 October 2021, your master’s registration will become definitive (with retroactive effect) as of 1 September 2021. If you do not complete your bachelor’s or master’s programme on time, your master’s registration will be cancelled. 
-    You will not have to pay double tuition fees. You will only start paying tuition fees for your master’s programme if you complete your bachelor’s or premaster’s programme before 1 October 2021. If you do not complete your bachelor’s or premaster’s programme on time and your master’s registration is cancelled, you will instead continue paying tuition fees for your bachelor’s programme. 

Questions?
Do you have questions about admission and registration? Contact the Student Affairs Front Office via the online contact form, selecting ‘Application for admission’ as the subject.
If you have any questions about the programme itself, please contact the programme’s study adviser.

Step-by-step guide

This guide clearly explains the steps you need to take to apply, and the subsequent admission process.

The research specialisations are considered to be default specialisations. Hence, students will only be admitted to the master on a research specialisation. Students following the research specialisations continue their research training in the second year. Students opting for a non-research specialisation will be admitted after the successful completion of their first year of the master programme.

Every master student of Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences has to start with a Research Project of 9 months within the LACDR (our research institute). 
BFW students who want to start the master BPS in the academic year 2021-2022 in September, please enroll in studielink and fill out this RP1 registration form before June 15, 2021. Based on the information you provide, the education office of the master BPS will match you with a suitable RP1 spot. This is also applicable to students who have completed the bachelor in past years.
On the website of the LACDR you can find information on the various research programmes that are offered by our research divisions. Research specialisations are associated with the research themes of the different divisions.

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