Entry requirements

Entry requirements for international students

Diploma

The requirements for the International Relations and Organisations bachelor’s specialisation are an equivalent of a Dutch pre-university education (VWO) diploma, and proficiency in English.

Proficiency in English

It is essential that at the start of your IRO programme you have a good level of proficiency in written and spoken English, as the programme is taught in English, and you will have to do all your studying and writing in English. It is therefore important to include in your application proof of your English proficiency.

You do not need to provide proof of your level of proficiency if you:

If the above does not apply to you, you will have to provide proof of your proficiency by means of one of the tests below. You have to organise taking the test yourself. The test results are valid for two years. Leiden University accepts three kinds of official tests:

Application

How to apply for International Relations and Organisations

Entry requirements for Dutch students

You will be admitted to the bachelor’s specialisation International Relations and Organisations if you are in the possession of:

Dutch applicants with the above diplomas are automatically admitted to the BA programme.

If you have a HAVO diploma, you are admissible, provided that you have the following:

English proficiency requirements

It is essential that at the start of your IRO programme you have a good level of proficiency in written and spoken English, as the programme is taught in English, and you will have to do all your studying and writing in English. You do not need to provide proof of your level of proficiency if you have:

Please note that if you have obtained a first-year (P) diploma from a higher professional Dutch accredited (HBO) institution of education, you need to meet the language requirements described above (Proficiency in English).

Application

How to apply for International Relations and Organisations