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.

Registration for students who can be directly admitted

If you obtained a bachelor’s degree at Leiden University which grants direct admission to a master’s programme in the same field, you do not have to apply for admission with the department. You need simply request registration via Studielink. Please consult our application and admission webpage for more information.

To start your master’s programme at the beginning of a semester, i.e. September or February, please visit the and submit a new request for enrolment in your master’s programme.

In order to start your master’s programme in September, your bachelor’s degree must be registered in uSis by August. You will receive a digital direct debit for payment of your tuituion fee. Once payment has been received, your student registration will be finalised.


Deadlines
Be sure to register for your master’s programme in Studielink on time. The deadlines are:

  • 1 August for programmes starting in September 

  • 1 January for programmes starting in February.  
     

Note: You may only register in Studielink to start your master’s programme in September or February. Registration commencing on a date other than 1 September or 1 February is only permitted if you are following a Master’s programme in medicine or biomedical sciences, or a Master’s programme at the Faculty of Science. For these programmes written consent is still required. 

Registration for all other master’s students

  • International students

    For students with a non-Dutch nationality
    and/or a non-Dutch higher education diploma, our Student Administration Department will finalise your registration once you have:
  • Submitted all necessary documents, namely:
    • your completed and signed acceptance of admission offer
    • certified copies of your academic records (see your admission statement for details and please note that all certified copies must be sent directly to the Admissions Office by the issuing institution in a sealed envelope)

    • evidence that you have met the admission conditions (see your admission statement for details). Remember that if you have not submitted the required documents to meet your conditions before the official start date of your programme, you are not permitted to start your studies

    • Only required for students following a Non government subsidised master’s programme: your completed student Request for registration form

    • your residence permit/visa application documents
       

  • Registered in Studielink and enter your payment details 
    In addition to applying to the university’s Admissions Office, the majority of students will need to register with Studielink, the enrolment system for higher education in the Netherlands. After submitting your request for registration you must also enter your payment details into Studielink. If you have not registered in Studielink before 1 September (programmes commencing in September) or 1 February (programmes commencing in February) you will not be permitted to start your studies.

    You are exempted from registering in Studielink if you follow:
    • a Master of Laws Advanced Studies programme

    • the MA in International Relations and Diplomacy

    • the MSc in Cyber Security.

If you have any questions about Studielink please visit our Studielink FAQs or the Studielink ‘Ask a question’ website.   

  • Pay your tuition fees
    You can find detailed information on how to pay your tuition fee on our website for students.

Dutch students

If you are a Dutch student, i.e. you have Dutch nationality and a Dutch higher education diploma, our Student Administration Department will finalise your registration once you have:
  • submitted certified copies of your academic records (see your admission offer for details)

  • submitted a copy of your valid Dutch passport or ID card

  • submitted evidence that you have met the admission conditions (see your admission offer for details)

  • Registered with Studielink and entered your payment details

The majority of students will need to register with Studielink, the enrolment system for higher education in the Netherlands. After submitting your request for registration you must also enter your payment details into Studielink. If you have not registered in Studielink before 1 September (programmes commencing in September) or 1 February (programmes commencing in February) you are not permitted to start your studies.

You are exempted from this requirement if you follow:

 

  • Only required for students following a Non government subsidised master’s programme: submitted a completed Request for registration form

  • Paid your tuition fees
    You can find detailed information on how to pay your tuition fee on our website for students

More information

If you have questions or would like more information please contact the Front Office Student Affairs (+31 (0)71 527 80 11). You may also find it useful to consult our Studielink FAQs section or the Studielink ‘ask a question’ website.

Last Modified: 01-06-2017