Admission and application for international students

Admission to master's programmes is based on several requirements. Our step-by-step guide will give you the necessary help and guidance in submitting your application.

Don’t forget to:

Pay your tuition fees
Arrange tuition fee payment before the official start date of your study programme. You will receive instructions and information on payment methods by e-mail. 

Prepare for your studies
Congratulations! You have completed all the steps for application and admission. Welcome to Leiden University! Have a look at our website for tips to start your studies well prepared. 

Visa and residence permit

If you come from a non-EU/EEA country, you will need a visa and/or a residence permit. Our staff at the Admissions Office will apply for these documents on your behalf. They will contact you once you have been admitted to a master’s programme, have applied for or secured accommodation, and after you have submitted proof that you have sufficient funds to support yourself during your study period.