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International Relations and Diplomacy (MSc)

Admission requirements

To be eligible for MSc International Relations and Diplomacy (Advanced) at Leiden University, you must meet the following admission requirements.

You can apply for admission if you have:

  • A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from a recognised university in political science, international relations, international law, public administration, economics, sociology or history.
    In exceptional cases, applicants with prior education in other fields, but with outstanding academic qualities, or with professional experience in the area of international relations and diplomacy, may be admitted to the programme. The number of students admitted to this programme is limited.
  • Demonstrated excellence in prior academic education.

Proof of thorough proficiency in English:

  • IELTS 7.0,
  • TOEFL (internet-based) 100 or
  • Cambridge CPE/CAE 185, evidenced by an appropriate test.

At the time when you apply for the programme, the test must have been taken no more than two calendar years previously.

This requirement does not apply for

  • students who have completed their education in any one of the following countries: Canada (except Quebec), USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia
  • graduates of the following English-language institutions in the Netherlands:
    • University College Utrecht
    • University College Maastricht
    • Amsterdam University College
    • Leiden University College, and
    • Roosevelt Academy
  • graduates of the following English-language programmes in the Netherlands:
    • University of Twente: European Studies Specialization (Public Administration)
    • University of Maastricht: European Studies
    • Webster University (Leiden Campus)
    • University of Tilburg: Liberal Arts and Sciences

If you do not fall within one of these categories, you need to submit proof of English proficiency (as outlined above) with your application.

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