Entry requirements South and Southeast Asian Studies programme

The requirements for starting the BA South and Southeast Asian Studies are a Dutch VWO diploma or equivalent, and proficiency in English.

Diploma requirements

You will be admitted to the Bachelor’s programme in South and Southeast Asian Studies if you have:

Leiden University’s Admissions Office published some examples of certificates equivalent to the Dutch VWO. Please note that these are only examples. Please apply via our online application system. The University’s Admissions Office decides whether your certificate meets the requirements.

English proficiency requirements

It is essential that you start your studies in this programme with a good level of 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 when you apply, to include proof of your proficiency in English.

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 in English, using one of these tests. Leiden University accepts three kinds of official tests:

You have to arrange the test yourself. The test results are valid for two years.

Online Application System

If you are a VWO student you can apply directly via the Studielink-website

Non-Dutch and/or non-VWO degree students may apply online through the Leiden University’s Online Application System.

For more information, see the website for Application and Admission.

Chat with us on Skype!

If you have questions about the South and Southeast Asian Studies BA programme, then a member of Siitaa, the programme’s student-run study association, will be pleased to chat with you via Skype. Please send Siitaa an e-mail to make an appointment.

Our Skype name is
siitaa.leiden
Our email address is
siitaa.leiden@gmail.com

Please note: unfortunately, Siitaa cannot answer detailed questions about admissibility. If you have questions about admission to the South and Southeast Asian Studies Bachelor’s programme, please contact the Coordinator of Studies.