Applying and enrolling

How to apply for Security Studies

Admission and registration for the Bachelor Security Studies (CROHO code 59320) consists of several steps. Please read the procedure carefully and make sure to fulfill all steps in time.

1. Dutch students with a VWO diploma

Prospective Dutch students with a VWO diploma can apply for the Bachelor Security Studies through Studielink.

Participate in the compulsory matching module
For Dutch students matching is a required component of registration for the Security Studies programme. Read more on compulsory matching.

2. Foreign students and Dutch students with a qualification other than a Dutch VWO diploma

If your previous education is a Dutch VWO diploma, you can skip this step.
All other applicants have to 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.

Application deadlines
University bachelor’s programmes in the Netherlands only have a September intake. 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:

Upload your documents in our online application system
All foreign students and Dutch students with a qualification other than a Dutch VWO diploma have to fill in their 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.
  4. passport.
  5. curriculum vitae. There is no specific format for this, just show us what you have done so far.

Questions about our application system or the admissions procedure? See Application and Admission for prospective Bachelor students.

Participate in the matching module
If you are a foreign student or a Dutch student with a qualification other than a Dutch VWO diploma matching is not a mandatory component of registration for the Security Studies programme. However we strongly recommend you to participate in the matching module as it could help to make an informed decision.

For all students

3. Register via Create an account an select your programme

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.

4. 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.

5. Frequently Asked Questions

If your question is not listed, please contact us via e-mail.

6. Prepare you arrival

Pre-arrival information for Bachelor students
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