Application fees for bachelor’s programmes

To apply for a degree programme at Leiden University, you will need to pay a non-refundable application fee of €100. This fee entitles you to apply for up to three programmes or specialisations within the same academic year. Once the university has received your application fee, we can begin processing your application.

Please note that if you are applying to Leiden University College (LUC) The Hague, different application fees and procedures apply. Fees and Costs LUC The Hague

How do I pay my application fee?

You can pay your application fee in two ways. 

  • By online credit card payment via Paylogic
  • By bank transfer:
    Account no.:
    Account name:  

    Rabobank Leiden 
    Schipholweg 105, 2316 XC Leiden, Netherlands
    Leiden University Finance B.V.


    Please state your name, your online application student ID number and the words 'application fee' in the description field. You will need to cover the costs of any bank charges incurred. 

Can I be exempted from paying the application fee?

You do not need to pay the application fee if you:         

  • have a Dutch pre-university diploma (VWO) or a (propedeutical) diploma (HBO or WO) from a Dutch institute of higher education

  • have a pre-university diploma (VWO) or a (propedeutical) diploma (HBO or WO) from an institute of higher education in Aruba, Curaçao or St Maarten

  • have a European Baccalaureate diploma from a Dutch department (NE Taal 1)

  • were previously registered as a Leiden University SAP/Exchange student or for a degree programme (BA and MA), including a pre-master

  • are applying for the BSc in Molecular Science and Technology

  • have a refugee status in the Netherlands (residence permit for asylum).

Summary of who does need to pay the application fee?

To summarise, you do have to pay the application fee if you:

  • have a non-Dutch previous education

  • have an International or European Baccalaureate diploma

  • have a pre-university diplomas (VWO) from Suriname

  • want to be admitted by way of the Colloquium doctum procedure

What if I have been admitted to Leiden University in the past?

If you have previously been admitted to a degree programme at Leiden university, but  decided to defer your studies until a later date, you need not re-apply or pay another application fee. Instead you can simply request an updated ‘decision on admission’ from your International Programmes Officer at the Admissions Office. This ruling does not apply if you wish to change your choice of study programme or speciality. In this case a new application and application fee are required.
International Bachelor of Psyhcology (IBP, In English): submitting a new application is required. Payment of application fee can be waived if you were previously selected to this programme.

What if I applied to Leiden University in the past but was not admitted?

If your previous application was not successful and you would like to re-apply you are required to pay another application fee.

Last Modified: 05-09-2017