How to Apply
Admission and registration for the International Bachelor in Psychology (IBP) programme at Leiden University consists of the following five steps. Please read the procedure carefully and make sure to fulfil all steps in time.
- Register via Studielink.nl: Create an account and select your programme
- Upload your documents in our online application system.
- Leiden University assesses your previous education
- Participate in the compulsory matching module
- Prepare your arrival
1. Register via Studielink.nl: Create an account and select your programme
As of October 1, you can register for a programme via Studielink. In Studielink you state which programme you want to do. Future students must first of all make an account in Studielink. If you live in the Netherlands then you can log in directly with your DigiD. If you do not have a DigiD yet, then you can apply for one. If you do not live in the Netherlands yet, then you must first request a user name and password from Studielink. With these you can make an account.
For Studielink use the British flag in the right-hand top corner to change the language settings in ‘Studielink’ for English, if you happen to be in the Dutch version of Studielink. Once you have filled in your personal details in Studielink, you get to choose the programme and year. First indicate B Psychology, and make sure you choose academic year 2017-2018. Once you have chosen that, on the next screen, choose “English language version of the Psychology programme (International Bachelor in Psychology)”. That is the only way you can sign up for the IBP programme in Studielink.
2. Upload your documents in our online application system
If your previous education is a Dutch VWO diploma, you can skip this step.
All other applicants have to fill in your personal information and upload (scans of) the documents that are mentioned below in our university application system Application Online:
1: a transcript of your most recent grades. This document should be an official document from your school and should show the name of your school, the kind of diploma you will be getting, the stream/profile (e.g. science, languages, etc), and the predicted grades (for IB and A-levels).
2: your secondary school diploma, or higher education diploma if you already have one.
3: valid proof of language proficiency: for the kind we accept, or if you are exempted from handing in proof see the entry requirements.
5. curriculum vitae. There is no specific format for this, just show us what you have done so far.
6. letter of motivation. Again, no specific format, but do let us know why you want to study psychology, why the international version of the programme, and why in Leiden.
3. Leiden University assesses your previous education
The Admission Office assesses whether you are admissible for the programme on the basis of your educational background.
- If you meet the entry requirements, you are admissible and you can proceed to step 4, the mandatory matching.
- If you do not yet meet the entry requirements or if additional documents are required to assess your admissibility, you will be informed by email. In this case you are conditionally admissible.
- If you do not meet the admission requirements, you are not admissible. Your application will be rejected and the admission procedure will stop.
4. Participate in the compulsory matching module
Read more on compulsory matching
5. Prepare your arrival
- Pre-arrival information for Bachelor students
- Finding your way around Leiden (pdf)
Start Programme Apply before 2017 – 2018 academic year January 15, 2017 (Early Bird):
To participate in matching in February
April 1, 2017:
Non-EU applicants (students needing visa, residence permit or student housing).
May 1, 2017:
EU applicants FINAL application deadline with matching in June.