Deadlines and important dates
Application deadlines for bachelor’s programmes
- If a student needs a visa, residence permit or accommodation via Leiden University Housing Office, the application deadline is 1 April.
- If a student does not need a visa, residence permit or accommodation via Leiden University Housing Office, the application deadline is 15 June.
Limited quota programmes
- If a student wishes to apply for Leiden University College The Hague (Liberal Arts & Sciences: Global Challenges), an early bird deadline is set on 1 January, otherwise the regular deadline is 1 February.
- If a student wishes to apply for the Bachelors programme in Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Criminology or Tax Law the application deadline is 15 January.
- If a student wishes to apply for one of the other ‘limited quota’ programmes, the application deadline is 1 April, though we strongly advise the student to apply earlier.
Programmes with compulsory matching
- If a student wishes to apply for the International Bachelor Psychology (in English), the Early Bird deadline is 15 January (Matching period 2017: 10 – 20 February), the regular deadline is 1 May (Matching period 2017: 9 – 19 June).
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.
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.