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Mathematics (MSc)

Admission requirements

To be eligible for Mathematics at Leiden University, you must meet the following admission requirements.

Master’s admissions: exceptional circumstances

The university is providing an option for third-year bachelor’s students who have encountered a study delay because of the corona measures and wish to begin a master’s programme in the 2020-2021 academic year. 

 

For this Master’s programme, this means that students are allowed to complete their Bachelor’s programme during the 2020-2021 academic year and will already be allowed to start  the  Master’s  programme on  1 September 2020. The following additional conditions apply:
 

  • students must have a minimum of 150 ECTS to be able to apply,
  • the missing 30 ECTS must include the final bachelor’s project. 
     

You will have to have completed your Bachelor’s programme by 31 August 2021 at the latest.

This option does not apply for students from applied universities or students who are following a pre-Master’s programme.

Enrol on and request admission to both programmes (Bachelor's and Master's):

  1. Fill out this form before 15 June
  2. Register for the Master’s programme in Studielink
  3. Request admission in uSis before 15 June 
  4. Re-enrol for the bachelor’s or pre-master’s programme before 1 September for a maximum of one month.

Your Master’s programme enrolment will be definitive as of 1 September 2020 on the condition that you have completed your Bachelor’s programme before 31 August 2021 at the latest; otherwise your Master’s programme enrolment will be cancelled. 

You pay only one tuition fee, so you only pay for your master’s programme. This is on the condition that you have completed your bachelor’s programme by 31 August 2021 at the latest and have de-registered for this programme. If your master’s enrolment is cancelled, you pay the tuition fee for continuing the bachelor’s programme. If you are following a bachelor’s programme at another institution, you can request proof of tuition fee payment (bewijs betaald collegegeld) via the contact form from Student Affairs Front Office, so that you will not have to pay the tuition fee. In the form choose the option tuition fee in the field *Category.

Questions

If you have any questions about admission and enrolment, please use the online contact form to contact the Student Affairs Front Office, using ‘Admission request’ as the subject.

Diploma requirements

You are eligible to apply if you have

  • A BSc degree in Mathematics (Wiskunde) from any research university in the Netherlands.
    OR
  • A bachelor’s degree in a Mathematics-related programme from a research university in the Netherlands, under the condition that you have accumulated the mathematical background at least equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.

The Board of Admissions will assess whether your degree and background are sufficiently related to the BSc degree in Mathematics.

For more information, please contact the Admission Board.

If you have a degree in Dutch higher vocational education (hbo) in a Mathematics-related field of science, you are eligible to apply under the condition that you have accumulated the mathematical background at least equivalent to a university bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.

The Board of Admissions will assess whether your degree and background are sufficiently related to the level and content of the Dutch BSc degree in Mathematics.

For more information, please contact the Admission Board.

If you have a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or in a Mathematics-related programme from a foreign research university with a level similar to Dutch universities, you are eligible to apply under the condition that you have accumulated the mathematical background at least equivalent to a Dutch bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.

The Board of Admissions will assess whether your degree and background are sufficiently related to the level and content of the Dutch BSc degree in Mathematics.

For more information, please contact the Admission Board.

Language requirements

Proof of sufficient proficiency in English, evidenced by appropriate language test:

  • IELTS: minimum 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 for each of the components Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
  • TOEFL: : internet based 90, with a minimum of 20 on each of the components Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), minimum overall score 180, with a minimum component score of 169 

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.

The education component of this master's programme is taught in Dutch. All applicants that have not achieved a Secondary Education qualification in the Netherlands, have to demonstrate their Dutch communication skills. The level of Dutch is assessed through an advanced Dutch language exam. For more information about the exam: Admission Exam TUL Advanced. For the speaking (fluency) part of the exam, at least a 7.5 must be achieved.

Mind: after completion of the Education specialisation you obtain a qualifications to be a teacher in the Netherlands.

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