Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for international students
Entry requirements for Dutch students

Entry requirements for international students

The requirements for the Security Studies programme are an equivalent of a Dutch pre-university education (VWO) diploma, and proficiency in English.

Please contact the University’s Admissions Office. They can tell you whether your certificate meets the requirements.

Proficiency in English

It is essential that at the start of your Security Studies 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 the test yourself. Leiden University accepts three kinds of official tests:

Application

If you meet the requirements, you can start the application procedure.

Matching procedure

It is important to us that you are sure Security Studies is the right programme for you. To this end, you will follow an online matching procedure that compares your expectations and skills against the content of the programme. All students will receive an invitation to the matching procedure once you start the enrollment procedure for Security Studies.

Entry requirements for Dutch students

You will be admitted to the Bachelor’s programme in Security Studies if you are in the possession of:

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

English proficiency requirements

It is essential that at the start of your Security Studies 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:

Application

If you meet the requirements, you can start the application procedure.

Matching procedure

It is important to us that you are sure Security Studies is the right programme for you. To this end, you will follow an online matching procedure that compares your expectations and skills against the content of the programme. All students will receive an invitation to the matching procedure once you start the enrollment procedure for Security Studies.