Application deadlines for bachelor’s programmes
- If you need a visa, residence permit or accommodation via Leiden University Housing Office, the application deadline is 1 April.
- If you do not need a visa, residence permit or accommodation via Leiden University Housing Office, the application deadline is 15 June.
If you wish to apply for the Bachelors programme in Biomedical Sciences, Criminology, Medicine and Tax Law the application deadline is 15 January.
If you are applying for a programme for which compulsory matching is required you are encouraged to submit your application before the early bird deadline of 15 January. The regular deadline is 1 April (non-EU students) or 1 May (EU students).
Please note that if you are applying to Leiden University College (LUC) The Hague, different application deadlines apply.
See Application LUC The Hague
Please visit our Colloquium Doctum website (in Dutch).
The above-mentioned deadlines are the final dates on which you may submit your online application and pay your 100 euro application fee (if required).
Important deadline after admission
If you need a student visa or residence permit, or accommodation via Leiden University Housing Office, the deadline for submitting all documents and fees for these services is 1 June.
We recommend that you apply as early as possible to maximize your chances of being admitted.
Late applications may be considered at the discretion of the faculty. However, please note that if you apply late you may also miss other deadlines, such as those for student housing and immigration formalities. In such cases, the faculty or Admissions Office may decide to defer your application until the next start date.
Why you shouldn’t wait until the last minute?
If you send us your documents shortly before the last deadline, and it turns out that they are incomplete or do not meet our requirements, your application will not be processed. It also takes time to prepare for any possible additional exams you may need to take, so the sooner you know, the better!