Deadlines and important dates

Application deadlines for bachelor’s programmes

Regular programmes

Limited quota programmes

Programmes with compulsory matching

Important date

1 May: Registration in Studielink required for all programmes

Clarification of deadlines

The above-mentioned deadlines are the final dates on which a student may submit your online application and pay your 100 euro application fee (if required).

Important deadline after admission

If the student needs a student visa or residence permit, or accommodation via Leiden University Housing Office, the deadline for submitting all documents and fees for these services is 1 June.

Late applications

We recommend that a student applies as early as possible to maximize the chances of being admitted.

Why a student shouldn’t wait until the last minute?

If a student send us his or her documents shortly before the last deadline, and it turns out that they are incomplete or do not meet our requirements, the application will not be processed. It also takes time to prepare for any possible additional exams they may need to take, so the sooner they know, the better! Late applications may be considered at the discretion of the faculty. However, please note that if a student applies late, the student may also miss other deadlines, such as those for student housing, immigration formalities and national selection procedures for limited quota programmes. In such cases, the faculty or Admissions Office may decide to defer their application until the next start date.