How to apply

Application & admission procedure

You should submit your application through the Leiden University’s Online Application System. Please read the instructions carefully before applying.
There is an administration charge of € 100 for processing applications, except for a few exceptional cases.

Application deadlines:

  • 1 April  (for students starting in September)
  • 15 October (for students starting in February)

Students who do not need a visa, residence permit or housing can generally observe a more generous deadline:

  •  15 June (for programmes starting in September)
  • 1 December (for programmes starting in February)

If you have questions about the admission process, please contact the Programme Coordinator Astronomy:
T: +31 (0)71 527 5839


After you have been admitted, you are required to register for your study programme via Studielink.

Registration deadlines:

  • 31 August (for students starting in September)
  • 31 January (for students starting in February)

Please note that registration is no longer possible after these dates.

Accommodation, visa or residence permit

If you require accommodation, visa or residence permit, please contact your contact person (IPO). You can also get in touch with the Front Office Student Affairs, which is the information desk for all (international) students who have questions concerning applications, study programme (de)registration, tuition fees and others.

Telephone: +31 (0)71 527 8011
Contact form

Postal address      Visiting address
PO Box 9500 Plexus Student Centre
2300 RA Leiden Kaiserstraat 25
The Netherlands 2311 GN Leiden
The Netherlands



MSc Specialisation at Leiden University, the Netherlands