1. Academic requirements
An educational diploma that is at least equal to the Dutch pre-university diploma (VWO) is the minimum requirement for admission to any bachelor’s programme. This includes over 50 international diplomas listed on our website. Some programmes may have additional requirements, so please check per programme.
2. Language requirements
Proficiency in English is required for admission to all English-taught programmes. Leiden University accepts the following English language tests (results must not be more than 2 years old):
International English Language Testing System (IELTS): academic modules only, with a minimum score of 6.0-7.0 depending on the programme.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): with a minimum score of 80-100 depending on the programme.
Cambridge English Exam: Advanced (CAE) with minimum grade C or Proficiency (CPE).
For information about exemptions, and exact scores required per programmme, please check the website.
3. Programme specific requirements
The specific academic entry requirements for each bachelor’s programme are mentioned under each programme description at