Yes. But these two additional years will equip you with skills that will better prepare you for the future, whether it be; Kolehiyo, Trabaho or Negosyo!
Every student who wants to apply for a programme at Leiden University will need to start at Studielink, the national online registration system for students who want to follow a degree programme at a Dutch university. Afterwards, you can continue the online application process at Leiden University.
Part 1: Apply for a programme in Studielink
All students applying for a bachelor’s programme at Leiden University will need to start their application at Studielink Studielink will be open for applications from 1 October.
Part 2 : Online application at Leiden University
If you are not automatically admitted, you must apply for admission via the Leiden University online application portal.
Part 3: Student registration
You’ve been admitted? Congratulations! Follow the steps below to register as a student of Leiden University:
Colloquium doctum admission procedure
Bachelor’s programmes with limited quota
Bachelor’s programmes for candidates who need a visa, residence permit or accommodation via Leiden University Housing Office
1 May (the early bird deadline is 15 January)
Bachelor’s programmes with a compulsory matching module (Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences, International Relations and Organisations, Physics, Psychology, Security Studies and Astronomy)
Bachelor’s programmes for candidates who don’t need accommodation via Leiden University Housing Office andwho are not applying for a programme with a limited quota or compulsory matching.
1 January (early bird deadline)
1 April (regular deadline)
Leiden University College The Hague
Colloquium doctum, which roughly translates as “learned discussion”, is a special admission procedure that you can apply for if:
Because of their popularity, some bachelor’s programmes are oversubscribed. For these programmes a quota has been set for the number of students who may be admitted. At Leiden University there are currently five so-called limited-quota bachelor’s programmes:
You must be proficient in Dutch if you want to be admitted to Dutch-taught bachelor’s programmes.
You must be proficient in English if you want to be admitted to all English-taught and most Dutch-taught bachelor’s programmes.
For some bachelor’s programmes you also have to be proficient in other languages.
Information on the types of exams accepted, exemptions and how to submit your exam results can be found in the language requirements below.
Proficiency in Dutch is only required for admission to Dutch-taught bachelor’s programmes.
Some Dutch diplomas grant automatic admission to Bachelor’s programmes at Leiden University. Check in the programme information whether your diploma grants you automatic admission. Generally speaking you cannot be automatically admitted, and must instead apply for admission, if:
Required application documents
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