Student registration

Initial registration for master’s students

Once you have been admitted, but before you can commence your studies in Leiden, you must make sure that you have completed all student registration formalities. Once your registration has been finalised we will send your student card to your Dutch address.

Town hall registration

If you will stay in the Netherlands for longer than four months, or if you have been granted a student residence permit, you are required to register with your local Dutch Town Hall. After registering with the Town Hall you will be allocated a BSN (citizen service number). A BSN is required for purposes such as opening a Dutch bank account..