Application deadlines for master’s programmes
The application deadline is determined by your situation and requirements.
Students who need a visa, residence permit or accommodation via Leiden University Housing Office
The application deadlines are:
1 April for programmes starting in September.
15 October for programmes starting in January.
If you do not need a visa, residence permit or accommodation via Leiden University Housing Office, the application deadlines are generally:
15 June for programmes starting in September.
1 December for programmes starting in January/February.
As application deadlines may vary per programme please see the specific programme information for the exact dates.
Clarification of deadlines
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).
Please bear in mind that scholarship deadlines may differ from application deadlines. Visit our scholarships page for more information on the available scholarships and deadlines.
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.
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.