Visa and Residence permit

Leiden University will help international students with their visa, residence permit and enrolment at the University. Shortly after you have been admitted to Leiden University you will receive detailed information taking you step-by-step through the whole procedure from admission to enrolment.
Please take a few minutes to read through the information here to find out what you can do from your side to smooth the process.

Visa and residence permit

If you are going to study in the Netherlands as a foreign student, you may need to apply for a visa before arrival and/or a residence permit after arrival. Whether or not you need these documents depends on your purpose of stay, the length of your stay and your nationality. If you need a visa and/or a residence permit, the Admissions Office can assist you with both, provided that you are admitted and meet the requirements set by Immigration Services.
For more information please see visa information.

N.B. Please note that if you need a visa or residence permit the application deadline is 1st April.