How to apply for Arts, Media and Society

All prospective students can apply for the bachelor’s in Arts, Media and Society online. International students as well as Dutch students with a qualification other than the accepted Dutch diplomas listed under Entry Requirements should apply via Leiden University’s Admissions Office. Prospective Dutch students meeting listed the diploma requirements can directly register via Studielink.

Application deadlines

University bachelor’s programmes in the Netherlands only have a September intake. It is not possible to start in February. Please note that the University has to have received your complete application – including the 100 euro application fee for non-VWO students – before the application deadlines stated below. Although late applications may not necessarily be refused, the processing of your application may be seriously delayed if you apply after these deadlines:

International students and Dutch students with a qualification other than a Dutch VWO diploma

Apply via Leiden University’s Online Application System. You can use this online form if you are an international student (you hold a non-Dutch passport from outside the EU and/or you are seeking admission on the basis of a diploma that was obtained outside the Netherlands or an International or European Baccalaureate). Or if you qualify to apply for admission via the Colloquium Doctum procedure.

When applying, please note:

Once Leiden University has informed you about your admission to the programme, the Admissions Office will provide you with extensive information about the steps to take to complete the registration as a student. Please note that one of these steps is that you have to register in the national student registration system Studielink prior to the start of your programme.

It is important to specify that you want to enroll in the English language track ‘Art History: Arts, Media and Society’, instead of the Dutch-language track called ‘Kunstgeschiedenis / Art History’. During the registration procedure in Studielink, pop-up questions will guide you in the right direction.

Once you have registered in Studielink, you will receive your personal Leiden University uMail account for students. Payment is also arranged through Studielink and information on that will be sent to your uMail account, not to any other personal account, so keep close track of your uMail.

Dutch students with a VWO diploma

Prospective Dutch students with a VWO diploma can apply for the BA in Arts, Media and Society on Leiden University’s page on Studielink. You can find the specialisation under the name ‘Art History: Arts, Media and Society’ (CROHO code 56824).

Pay attention during the Studielink registration procedure and make sure you specify that you want to enroll in the English language track called ‘Art History: Arts, Media and Society’, instead of the Dutch language track called ‘Kunstgeschiedenis / Art History’. Pop-up questions in Studielink will guide you through the procedure.

Once you have registered in Studielink, you will receive your personal Leiden University uMail account for students. Payment is also arranged through Studielink and information on that will be sent to your uMail account, not to any other personal account, so keep close track of your uMail.

Contact

Should you have any questions about the information regarding admissions, applying and enrolling, do not hesitate to contact Leiden University’s Front Office for Student Affairs at Plexus Student Information Centre:
Kaiserstraat 25, ground floor
2311 GN LEIDEN
Tel. 0031-71-527 8011
E-mail: best use the contact form

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are calculated per academic year (1 September to 31 August), and you are required to pay fees for each calendar month that you are registered at Leiden University. The tuition fee amount depends on your nationality and your study programme. More information on tuition fees.