How to apply for International Studies
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:
- : application deadline for foreign students who require a visa and/or assistance in finding housing in The Hague;
- : deadline for registration in Studielink for all students;
- : application deadline for all other foreign students and Dutch students in possession of a certificate other than VWO.
Foreign 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:
- The Bachelor International Studies is formally called ‘International Studies’ (CROHO code 59316);
- Your application should also include a letter of motivation.
- Questions about our application system or the admissions procedure? See Application and Admission for prospective Bachelor students.
Dutch students with a VWO diploma
Prospective Dutch students with a VWO diploma can apply for the BA in International Studies on Leiden University’s page on Studielink. The International Studies programme is formally called ‘International Studies’ (CROHO code 59316).
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Frequently Asked Questions about the programme of International Studies
- Frequently Asked Questions about the application procedure and system
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