Application fees for master’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.

How do I pay my application fee?

You can pay your application fee in two ways:

  1. 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.
  2. By online credit card payment via Paylogic.

Can I be exempted from paying the application fee?

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

  • can submit a copy of a bachelor’s degree or current bachelor’s transcript from a Dutch institute for higher education (HBO or WO)

  • were previously registered as a study abroad, exchange, Bachelor, Master or pre-Master student at Leiden University

  • are an Indonesian student applying for an MSc programme, who has been issued with a ‘review letter’ by the Leiden Science Indonesia Office (LESIO)

  • have applied for a CEU Praesidium Libertatis scholarship (only applicable to students who have been nominated by the Central European University)

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


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 specialisation. In this case a new application and application fee are required.

  • you have been accepted onto a Master of Laws Advanced Studies programme. In this case you may only defer your start date for a maximum of one academic year. Thereafter you must submit a new application for admission.

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: 06-09-2017