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Europe 1000-1800 (MA)

Admission requirements

To be eligible for Europe 1000-1800 at Leiden University, you must meet the following admission requirements.

Diploma requirements

The following diploma requirements apply for this programme:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a Dutch research university in History . 
  • A completed pre-master's programme (taught in Dutch). Read more here

If you can demonstrate a level of knowledge, understanding and skills equal to that of holders of a degree mentioned above, you may be eligible.

All applicants must:

  • have a bachelor’s degree from a research university that matches the level of a Dutch academic Bachelor’s degree, or demonstrate to meet the requirements for such a degree, including general academic skills;
  • have completed historical courses on relevant topics for the chosen specialisation and of sufficient level (around 45 EC);
  • be able to conduct independent empirical research;
  • be able to read academic literature and critically reflect on it;
  • have a knowledge of general history and be able to present their findings (based on critically reading the literature or on empirical research) in a systematic and analytical manner;
  • be able to write a thesis with proper references to the literature.

You may be asked to submit a writing sample, that shows your knowledge, understanding and skills.

Language requirements

In order to successfully participate in this programme, you must be proficient in English. The following requirements apply:

  • IELTS:    7.0
  • TOEFL (internet-based):  100  (TOEFL 25 is required for each of the four components)
  • C2 Proficiency (former CPE) or C1 Advanced (former CAE) 185

For detailed information about which English qualifications are accepted, as well as the relevant exemption criteria, refer to English language proficiency.

Please note: You do not have to submit proof of proficiency if you have completed your education in Canada (except French-taught programmes in Canada), USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or when you hold an International Baccalaureate, or for Dutch students, if you have completed VWO level English or an English taught bachelor at a Dutch Research University.

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