Leiden University

Spring semester: February to June. Admission application deadline: October 15th.
Fall semester: September to December/January. Admission application deadline: April 1st.

The university requires one of the following English certificates: IELTS (6.5), TOEFL (90 IBT or 575 institutional), Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (Certificate), or Certificate of Advanced English (C or more).

The Academic Exchange Office must nominate the interested students. The students must then fill out an online application form and send the required documents.

The visa process, which the university is in charge of, is complex and lengthy. A series of documents are required, including a financial solvency proof and a lease contract in Holland, so we recommend applying early and taking these requirements into consideration.


Ms Ruth Davison, MA
Policy Officer International Relations
Faculty of Humanities | Leiden University
Lange Voorhout 44 | 2514 EG The Hague
The Netherlands
(t) +31 (0)71 527 1733