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Guide to admission

Entrance requirements and admissions procedure

Entrance requirements

  • Bachelor and Master degree (MA or MSc) in a school subject
  • English at C1 level
  • Good command of Dutch

The entrance requirements of the Education Master apply. Applicants who have not been educated in the Dutch school system will have to sit a Dutch language test (Toelatingsexamen Universiteit Leiden – gevorderd).

Admissions procedure

Due to the number of placements available at our partner schools, places on the World Teachers Programme are limited. Interested candidates are invited to apply to the Education Master via the Leiden University online application system before April 1st, including a letter of application and CV in English. Eligible candidates will be invited for interview The application procedure is as follows:

  1. Application to ICLON before April 1st
  2. Letter of motivation and CV (in English)
  3. Candidates who have successfully applied through the online application system and who are eligible for the teacher training programme will be invited for a WTP intake interview.

Interviews will be held in May and will take 30 minutes. The interview will be conducted in English. You will be asked to pitch a lesson idea related to your subject and further illuminate your reasons for wanting to join the Programme

Please note
Candidates who are not admitted to the World Teachers Programme are not automatically admitted to the regular teacher training programme.


Standard tuition fee + travel/accommodation expenses