مرحله اول اخذ پذیرش:

بررسی مدارک تحصیلی شما

مرحله دوم اخذ پذیرش:

انتخاب رشته و دانشگاه شما

مرحله سوم اخذ پذیرش:

عقد قرارداد با مای زیما و استراحت

مرحله چهارم اخذ پذیرش:

بستن چمدان و پرواز به ایتالیا

بهترین سال زندگیتون مبارک

 

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Leiden University-Master (P)

 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T V

 

Course Name
Credits/ Year
Requirement
Palaeolithic Archaeology
  • BA degree (or equivalent) in Archaeology or relevant discipline. Additional specific requirements may apply per specialisation area.
  • Students with an average overall grade of 6,0 or lower (Dutch grading system) will not be accepted. In some cases a pre-master will be recommended.
  • Students with an average overall grade between 6,0 and 6,5 and/or unconvincing letter of motivation (in terms of content or linguistics), and/or students with a study delay of more than one year may be invited for an interview, after which the Admission Committee will decide upon admission.
  • Students with an average overall grade of 6,5 or higher will be admitted unconditionally.
    (Please note: the average overall grade consists of all BA2 and BA3 grades.)

Students with a higher professional education (HBO) diploma in Archaeology from Saxion Next in Deventer who followed the pre-master’s programme can be admitted to the master’s programme at Leiden’s Faculty of Archaeology.

There needs to be a good match between the two chosen specialisations, the specialisations have to be approved by the Admissions Committee.

 

Language requirements

There is an additional language requirement (not applicable for Dutch students, students from Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, and students with an International Baccalaureate);

  • IELTS 7,0 (average score), with a minimum of 6,0 for all four separate skills.
  • TOEFL: 600 paper-based/250 computer-based/100 internet-based.
    evidenced by an appropriate test.

Students with an IELTS score of 6,5 or TOEFL 570 paper-based/230 computer-based/90 internet-based may be admitted on the condition of a successfully completed pre-sessional English language course at the Leiden University Language Centre. In order to be admitted to the pre-sessional course, the application needs to be submitted before 1 April.

Parties, Parliaments and Democracy

The following requirements apply to all applicants (including Leiden University graduates).

  • A bachelor’s diploma (from a recognised university, as defined by the university) in Political Science or a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline
  • Good academic record as evidenced by a grade point average of 7 in the Dutch system (or equivalent) and/or other indicators (such as relevant extracurricular activities or honours programme);
  • At least 80 ECTS in political science or political science relevant subjects;
  • Competency in Social Science Research Methodology demonstrated by coursework
    NB: If the applicant cannot demonstrate competency in Social Science Research Methodology, s/he will be required to take a course in Research Design and Measurement in the Social Sciences during the first block of the academic year.
  • Sufficient proficiency in the English language, as evidenced by an appropriate test: a TOEFL score of at least 600 (paper based)/ 250 (computer based)/ 100 (internet based) or an IELTS score of at least 7.0.
    This requirement does not apply for:
    • students who have completed their education in any one of the following countries:
      Canada (except Quebec), USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia
    • graduates of the following English-language institutions in the Netherlands:
      Erasmus University College
      University College Utrecht
      University College Maastricht
      Amsterdam University College
      Leiden University College, and
      Roosevelt Academy
      Webster University (Leiden Campus)
    • graduates of the following English-language programmes in the Netherlands:
      Erasmus University Rotterdam: International Bachelor Communication and Media
      University of Twente: European Studies specialisation (Public Administration)
      University of Maastricht: European Studies
      University of Tilburg: Liberal Arts and Sciences
      Leiden University: International Studies

If you do not fall within one of these categories, you need to submit proof of English proficiency (as outlined above) with your application. If special circumstances give you good reasons to believe you should be exempt from the English proficiency test, you can make such a request to the MSc admission committee.

 

Required application documents for all applicants:

  • Your motivation letter
  • Your CV
  • Your academic transcripts/lists of courses taken (not necessary for students who have completed a BSc in Political Science at Leiden University);
  • A copy of the Bachelor degree (if available) or a statement from the applicant’s university with expected graduation date
  • A copy of English test result (if applicable)
  • A completed application form
  • A letter of reference (not necessary for students who have completed a BSc in Political Science at Leiden University)
    • For referees who want to send their recommendation letter directly to the university instead of to the student, please use one of the following addresses and indicate that it is a “confidential letter”:
      Regular mail:
      Leiden University
      Admissions Office
      Gravensteen/Pieterskerkhof 6
      2311 SR Leiden
      The Netherlands
      E-mail:
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Peace, Justice and Development (Advanced)

To qualify for admission to the Master of Laws Advanced Studies programme in Public International Law, you should possess:

  • A full degree in Law (offering access to legal practice in the country where it was obtained), or equivalent degree from a recognised University/Law School, with evidence of excellent academic performance illustrated by marks on university transcript, and relevant experience related to public international law.

 

Applicants should submit:

  • academic transcript of relevant prior degree(s) and other documented evidence of relevant experience related to public international law;
  • a letter of motivation illustrating experience and interest in matters of public international law and either of the two specialisation tracks;
  • two letters of recommendation from current or previous professors and/or employers;
  • show documented evidence of relevant (work) experience, i.e., working for a law firm, internships etc. – this information should be include in your curriculum vitae;
  • proven English language proficiency, demonstrated by way of a TOEFL test (overall score of 100 Internet-based) or IELTS test (overall score of 7.0),or Cambridge English Proficiency certificate (CPE), evidenced by an appropriate test, occasionally complemented by a telephone interview.
  • in addition to the above-mentioned overall English test scores, minimum band scores of IELTS 6.0 (TOEFL 20) are required for all sub-sections.

This requirement does not apply if you have:

  • completed your education in Canada (except Quebec), USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or
  • an International Baccalaureate.

NOTE:
Applicants may be offered admission to a presessional English course prior to entry if they have the following English language test scores – this always at the discretion of the programme admission board:

  • An overall English score of IELTS 6.5 (TOEFL 90) – with no band scores lower than IELTS 5.5 (TOEFL 17)
  • A sufficient overall English score, but one or more band score of IELTS 5.5 (TOEFL 17)

Meeting the admission requirements does not necessarily guarantee an admission offer. Students are selected on the basis of overall merit.

Persian Studies
  • A bachelor’s degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor’s degree, or demonstrate to meet the requirements for such a degree, including the General Academic Skills.
  • A bachelor’s degree in the field of Persian Studies, Islamic studies or Middle Eastern Studies.
  • A good working knowledge of Persian (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: listening B1; reading B2; spoken interaction B1; spoken production B1; writing B1).
  • Sufficient command of English (IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 100 (internet-based) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)) evidenced by an appropriate test.
    This language requirement does not apply if you have:
    • completed your education in Canada (except Quebec), USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or
    • an International Baccalaureate, or
    • a Dutch VWO-diploma.

Students who have a Bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Leiden University with a specialisation in Persian Language and Culture are always eligible for admission and only need to apply through Studielink. All others need to submit an online application. See How to apply for further details.

Applicants with a bachelor’s degree from a university of applied sciences (HBO) or a bachelor’s degree from an academic university who do not meet the entry requirements may be eligible for an individual bridging programme. To be eligible for a bridging programme, the applicant’s BA degree must be within a relevant regional or disciplinary specialisation and he or she must have adequate proficiency in the language of the specialisation.
Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Culture
  • A bachelor’s degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor’s degree
  • Knowledge, understanding and skills comparable to those acquired upon graduation from the Bachelor’s programme in Philosophy at Leiden University. Specifically applicants should:
    • be able to formulate a clear philosophical research question.
    • be able to formulate their own critical philosophical positions and argue for these coherently.
    • have substantive knowledge of systematic philosophy and its history
  • Sufficient command of English (IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 100 (internet-based) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE).

 

Additional information

  • Apart from the generally required documents, additional documents are required. Applicants are requested to enclose a writing sample in English, preferably consisting of no more than 3.500 words. The writing sample should be an academic paper that conveys the applicant’s ability to formulate a philosophical research question and argue their own critical position.
  • Applicants with a degree from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) are not eligible for admission.
Philosophy of Humanities
  • A bachelor’s degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor’s degree in a discipline relevant to the chosen specialization or a bachelor’s degree in a programme in which philosophy is combined with the chosen discipline
  • Knowledge, understanding and skills comparable to those acquired upon completion of the bridging programme in philosophy; specifically, applicants should be able to formulate a clear philosophical research question, and formulate their own critical philosophical positions and argue for these coherently.
  • Sufficient command of English (IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 100 (internet-based) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)).

 

Additional information

  • Apart from the generally required documents, additional documents are required. Applicants are requested to enclose a writing sample in English, preferably consisting of no more than 3.500 words. The writing sample should be an academic paper that conveys the applicant’s ability to formulate a philosophical research question and argue their own critical position.
  • Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in a related field from a university, who do not fulfil the admission requirements above might be eligible for a premaster’s programme, and will be admitted after completing this pre-master’s programme.
  • Applicants with a degree from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) are not eligible for admission.
Philosophy of Law
  • A bachelor’s degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor’s degree in a discipline relevant to the chosen specialization or a bachelor’s degree in a programme in which philosophy is combined with the chosen discipline
  • Knowledge, understanding and skills comparable to those acquired upon completion of the bridging programme in philosophy; specifically, applicants should be able to formulate a clear philosophical research question, and formulate their own critical philosophical positions and argue for these coherently.
  • Sufficient command of English (IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 100 (internet-based) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)).

 

Additional information

  • Apart from the generally required documents, additional documents are required. Applicants are requested to enclose a writing sample in English, preferably consisting of no more than 3.500 words. The writing sample should be an academic paper that conveys the applicant’s ability to formulate a philosophical research question and argue their own critical position.
  • Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in a related field from a university, who do not fulfil the admission requirements above might be eligible for a premaster’s programme, and will be admitted after completing this pre-master’s programme.
  • Applicants with a degree from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) are not eligible for admission.
Philosophy of Natural Sciences
  • A bachelor’s degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor’s degree in a discipline relevant to the chosen specialization or a bachelor’s degree in a programme in which philosophy is combined with the chosen discipline
  • Knowledge, understanding and skills comparable to those acquired upon completion of the bridging programme in philosophy; specifically, applicants should be able to formulate a clear philosophical research question, and formulate their own critical philosophical positions and argue for these coherently.
  • Sufficient command of English (IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 100 (internet-based) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)).

 

Additional information

  • Apart from the generally required documents, additional documents are required. Applicants are requested to enclose a writing sample in English, preferably consisting of no more than 3.500 words. The writing sample should be an academic paper that conveys the applicant’s ability to formulate a philosophical research question and argue their own critical position.
  • Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in a related field from a university, who do not fulfil the admission requirements above might be eligible for a premaster’s programme, and will be admitted after completing this pre-master’s programme.
  • Applicants with a degree from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) are not eligible for admission.
Philosophy of Political Science
  • A bachelor’s degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor’s degree in a discipline relevant to the chosen specialization or a bachelor’s degree in a programme in which philosophy is combined with the chosen discipline
  • Knowledge, understanding and skills comparable to those acquired upon completion of the bridging programme in philosophy; specifically, applicants should be able to formulate a clear philosophical research question, and formulate their own critical philosophical positions and argue for these coherently.
  • Sufficient command of English (IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 100 (internet-based) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)).

 

Additional information

  • Apart from the generally required documents, additional documents are required. Applicants are requested to enclose a writing sample in English, preferably consisting of no more than 3.500 words. The writing sample should be an academic paper that conveys the applicant’s ability to formulate a philosophical research question and argue their own critical position.
  • Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in a related field from a university, who do not fulfil the admission requirements above might be eligible for a premaster’s programme, and will be admitted after completing this pre-master’s programme.
  • Applicants with a degree from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) are not eligible for admission.
Philosophy of Psychology
  • A bachelor’s degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor’s degree in a discipline relevant to the chosen specialization or a bachelor’s degree in a programme in which philosophy is combined with the chosen discipline
  • Knowledge, understanding and skills comparable to those acquired upon completion of the bridging programme in philosophy; specifically, applicants should be able to formulate a clear philosophical research question, and formulate their own critical philosophical positions and argue for these coherently.
  • Sufficient command of English (IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 100 (internet-based) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)).

 

Additional information

  • Apart from the generally required documents, additional documents are required. Applicants are requested to enclose a writing sample in English, preferably consisting of no more than 3.500 words. The writing sample should be an academic paper that conveys the applicant’s ability to formulate a philosophical research question and argue their own critical position.
  • Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in a related field from a university, who do not fulfil the admission requirements above might be eligible for a premaster’s programme, and will be admitted after completing this pre-master’s programme.
  • Applicants with a degree from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) are not eligible for admission.
Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • A bachelor’s degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor’s degree
  • Knowledge, understanding and skills comparable to those acquired upon graduation from the Bachelor’s programme in Philosophy at Leiden University. Specifically applicants should:
    • be able to formulate a clear philosophical research question.
    • be able to formulate their own critical philosophical positions and argue for these coherently.
    • have substantive knowledge of ethics and political philosophy and/or of political science.
  • Sufficient command of English (IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 100 (internet-based) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE).

 

Additional information

  • Apart from the generally required documents, additional documents are required. Applicants are requested to enclose a writing sample in English, preferably consisting of no more than 3.500 words. The writing sample should be an academic paper that conveys the applicant’s ability to formulate a philosophical research question and argue their own critical position.
  • Applicants with a degree from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) are not eligible for admission.
Physics and Education
  • a BSc degree in physics. Students from any university in the Netherlands with a BSc degree in physics will be admitted to the programme. For all other candidates, the Board of Admissions will judge the equivalence to this BSc degree of their previous training. Notably, applicants with a major in physics will be considered.
  • Sufficient knowledge of Dutch language is required.
  • Copy of English proficiency certificate evidenced by appropriate language test.
    - IELTS: minimum 6.5
    - TOEFL: internet based 90
    - Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), minimum grade C
    This requirement does not apply if you have:
    • completed your education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or
    • an International Baccalaureate
  • The admission process may include an interview by the Admissions Committee.
  • Applicants with a higher professional education (hbo) degree in a related field of science may be considered. For more information, please contact the study adviser.
Physics and Science Communication and Society
  • a BSc degree in physics. Students from any university in the Netherlands with a BSc degree in physics will be admitted to the programme.
    For all other candidates, the Board of Admissions will judge the equivalence to this BSc degree of their previous training. Notably, applicants with a major in physics will be considered.
  • Copy of English proficiency certificate evidenced by appropriate language test.
    - IELTS: minimum 6.5
    - TOEFL: internet based 90
    - Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), minimum grade C
    This requirement does not apply if you have:
    • completed your education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or
    • an International Baccalaureate, or
    • a Dutch bachelor’s diploma

*Selection on the basis of grades obtained in the first semester of the master study.

  • The admission process may include an interview by the Admissions Committee.
  • Applicants with a higher professional education (hbo) degree in a related field of science may be considered. For more information, please contact the study adviser.
Physics and Science-Based Business
  • a BSc degree in physics. Students from any university in the Netherlands with a BSc degree in physics will be admitted to the programme.
    For all other candidates, the Board of Admissions will judge the equivalence to this BSc degree of their previous training. Notably, applicants with a major in physics will be considered.
  • Copy of English proficiency certificate evidenced by appropriate language test.
    - IELTS: minimum 6.5
    - TOEFL: internet based 90
    - Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), minimum grade C
    This requirement does not apply if you have:
    • completed your education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or
    • an International Baccalaureate, or
    • a Dutch bachelor’s diploma

*Selection on the basis of grades obtained in the first semester of the master study.

  • The admission process may include an interview by the Admissions Committee.
  • Applicants with a higher professional education (hbo) degree in a related field of science may be considered. For more information, please contact the study adviser.
Plant Sciences and Natural Products
  • A BSc degree in Biology from Leiden University. Students holding such degree will be admitted to the programme.
  • For all other candidates, such as:
    • BSc graduates from other universities
    • graduates with a Bachelor of Science in other natural sciences, life sciences, mathematics or biomedical sciences
    • applicants with a higher professional education (HBO) degree in a related field of science, or with a diploma in Higher Laboratory Education (HLO)

The Board of Admissions judges each application individually based on content of the BSc curriculum and on the grades obtained previously. As a guideline, HBO students should have obtained their BSc degree with an average final grade of at least 7.5.

The Board of Admissions will assess the equivalence of the previous training to the Dutch Bachelor of Science in Biology, which may result in additional coursework.

The range of optional courses in the MSc programme may be limited by the requirement to adapt the programme to the current knowledge of the candidate. For more information, please contact the study adviser.

  • Copy of English proficiency certificate evidenced by appropriate language test.
    - IELTS: minimum 6.5 (minimum score on each subtest: 6.0)
    - TOEFL: internet based 90
    - Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), minimum grade C
    This requirement does not apply if you have:
    • completed your education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or
    • an International Baccalaureate, or
    • a Dutch bachelor’s diploma
Political Culture and National Identities (research)
  • A bachelor’s degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor’s degree, in History or a comparable degree with a relevant specialisation
  • Good grades comparable with an average mark of at least 7.5 (Dutch grading system) for the entire bachelor’s programme, and a grade for the bachelor’s thesis of an 8 or higher..
  • Appropriate qualities regarding knowledge, understanding and skills;
  • The ability to conduct independent empirical research.
  • The ability to read academic literature and reflect critically on it.
  • Knowledge of general history and be able to present the findings (based on a critical reading of the literature or based on empirical research) in a systematic and analytical manner.
  • The ability to write a thesis with proper references to the literature.
  • Sufficient command of English (IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 100 (internet-based) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE).
  • Sufficient knowledge of languages (other than English) relevant for study and research within the chosen specialisation.

 

Additional Information

  • Applicants with a degree from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) are not eligible for admission.
Political Culture and National Identities
  • A bachelor’s degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor’s degree
  • Knowledge, understanding and skills comparable to those acquired upon graduating from the Bachelor’s programme in History from Leiden University, specifically:
  • Ability to conduct independent empirical research.
  • Ability to read academic literature and reflect critically on it.
  • Knowledge of general history and the ability to present findings (based on a critical reading of the literature or based on empirical research) in a systematic and analytical manner.
  • Ability to write a thesis with proper references to the literature.
  • Sufficient command of English (IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 100 (internet-based) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)).

 

Additional information

  • Applicants may be asked to submit a writing sample, proving these qualities in the field of knowledge, understanding and skills.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in History of a university of applied science (HBO) will be admitted after completing the pre-master’s programme.
Political Legitimacy and Justice

The following requirements apply to all applicants (including Leiden University graduates).

  • A bachelor’s diploma (from a recognised university, as defined by the university) in Political Science or a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline
  • Good academic record as evidenced by a grade point average of 7 in the Dutch system (or equivalent) and/or other indicators (such as relevant extracurricular activities or honours programme);
  • At least 80 ECTS in political science or political science relevant subjects;
  • Competency in Social Science Research Methodology demonstrated by coursework
    NB: If the applicant cannot demonstrate competency in Social Science Research Methodology, s/he will be required to take a course in Research Design and Measurement in the Social Sciences during the first block of the academic year.
  • Sufficient proficiency in the English language, as evidenced by an appropriate test: a TOEFL score of at least 600 (paper based)/ 250 (computer based)/ 100 (internet based) or an IELTS score of at least 7.0.
    This requirement does not apply for:
    • students who have completed their education in any one of the following countries:
      Canada (except Quebec), USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia
    • graduates of the following English-language institutions in the Netherlands:
      Erasmus University College
      University College Utrecht
      University College Maastricht
      Amsterdam University College
      Leiden University College, and
      Roosevelt Academy
      Webster University (Leiden Campus)
    • graduates of the following English-language programmes in the Netherlands:
      Erasmus University Rotterdam: International Bachelor Communication and Media
      University of Twente: European Studies specialisation (Public Administration)
      University of Maastricht: European Studies
      University of Tilburg: Liberal Arts and Sciences
      Leiden University: International Studies

If you do not fall within one of these categories, you need to submit proof of English proficiency (as outlined above) with your application. If special circumstances give you good reasons to believe you should be exempt from the English proficiency test, you can make such a request to the MSc admission committee.

 

Required application documents for all applicants:

  • Your motivation letter
  • Your CV
  • Your academic transcripts/lists of courses taken (not necessary for students who have completed a BSc in Political Science at Leiden University);
  • A copy of the Bachelor degree (if available) or a statement from the applicant’s university with expected graduation date
  • A copy of English test result (if applicable)
  • A completed application form
  • A letter of reference (not necessary for students who have completed a BSc in Political Science at Leiden University)
    • For referees who want to send their recommendation letter directly to the university instead of to the student, please use one of the following addresses and indicate that it is a “confidential letter”:
      Regular mail:
      Leiden University
      Admissions Office
      Gravensteen/Pieterskerkhof 6
      2311 SR Leiden
      The Netherlands
      E-mail:
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Political Science (research)
  • A bachelor’s diploma (from a recognised university, as defined by the university) in Political Science or in Public Administration, or a bachelor’s degree with a major in either of these fields, obtained with excellent results. In addition, students holding a degree in another scientific field may also be accepted to the programme if their prior studies or other relevant experience can be considered equivalent.
  • A demonstrable affinity with an area of research in the programme, as evidenced for instance by a bachelor’s thesis or by a paper (preferably in English).
  • Above average academic performance, as evidenced by a transcript (average grade at the bachelor-level of ‘8’ or higher (rounded to a whole number) in the Dutch grading system or equivalent in other grading systems) and/or other indicators (relevant extracurricular activities, honours programme, etc).
  • Training in research methods and techniques and statistics at the bachelor-level should minimally account for 15 ECTS.
  • Demonstrated English-language proficiency as evidenced by a TOEFL score of at least 625 (paper based)/ 263 (computer based)/ 110 (internet based), an IELTS score of at least 7.5, or the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE-C).
    This requirement does not apply for students who have completed their (undergraduate) education in any one of the following countries: USA, UK, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, or who have obtained an (all-English) International Baccalaureate diploma. Important note: Students in all other countries enrolled in English-language bachelor’s programmes (e.g. University Colleges) need to submit an English-language proficiency test as listed above (except in cases where the programme has an English-language proficiency requirement that is identical to our research master).

Applicants with a higher professional education (HBO) degree are not eligible for admission.

 

Required application documents for all applicants

  • Your motivation letter;
  • Your CV;
  • Your academic transcripts/lists of courses taken (including the average grade/GPA);
  • Two recommendation letters* (preferably from academics, at least one from your former university, and at least one letter writer should hold a PhD);
  • A copy of the bachelor’s degree (if available) or a statement from the applicant’s university with the expected graduation date;
  • A copy of an English-language proficiency test result (unless exempted);
  • A completed application form.

*For referees who want to send their recommendation letter directly to the university instead of to the student, please use one of the following addresses and indicate that it is a “confidential letter”:

Regular mail:
Leiden University
Admissions Office
Gravensteen/Pieterskerkhof 6
2311 SR Leiden
The Netherlands

E-mail:
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Political Science

The following requirements apply to all applicants (including Leiden University graduates).

  • A bachelor’s diploma (from a recognised university, as defined by the university) in Political Science or a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline
  • Good academic record as evidenced by a grade point average of 7 in the Dutch system (or equivalent) and/or other indicators (such as relevant extracurricular activities or honours programme);
  • At least 80 ECTS in political science or political science relevant subjects;
  • Competency in Social Science Research Methodology demonstrated by coursework
    NB: If the applicant cannot demonstrate competency in Social Science Research Methodology, s/he will be required to take a course in Research Design and Measurement in the Social Sciences during the first block of the academic year.
  • Sufficient proficiency in the English language, as evidenced by an appropriate test: a TOEFL score of at least 600 (paper based)/ 250 (computer based)/ 100 (internet based) or an IELTS score of at least 7.0.
    This requirement does not apply for:
    • students who have completed their education in any one of the following countries:
      Canada (except Quebec), USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia
    • graduates of the following English-language institutions in the Netherlands:
      Erasmus University College
      University College Utrecht
      University College Maastricht
      Amsterdam University College
      Leiden University College, and
      Roosevelt Academy
      Webster University (Leiden Campus)
    • graduates of the following English-language programmes in the Netherlands:
      Erasmus University Rotterdam: International Bachelor Communication and Media
      University of Twente: European Studies specialisation (Public Administration)
      University of Maastricht: European Studies
      University of Tilburg: Liberal Arts and Sciences
      Leiden University: International Studies

If you do not fall within one of these categories, you need to submit proof of English proficiency (as outlined above) with your application. If special circumstances give you good reasons to believe you should be exempt from the English proficiency test, you can make such a request to the MSc admission committee.

 

Required application documents for all applicants:

  • Your motivation letter
  • Your CV
  • Your academic transcripts/lists of courses taken (not necessary for students who have completed a BSc in Political Science at Leiden University);
  • A copy of the Bachelor degree (if available) or a statement from the applicant’s university with expected graduation date
  • A copy of English test result (if applicable)
  • A completed application form
  • A letter of reference (not necessary for students who have completed a BSc in Political Science at Leiden University)
    • For referees who want to send their recommendation letter directly to the university instead of to the student, please use one of the following addresses and indicate that it is a “confidential letter”:
      Regular mail:
      Leiden University
      Admissions Office
      Gravensteen/Pieterskerkhof 6
      2311 SR Leiden
      The Netherlands
      E-mail:
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Politics, Society and Economy of Asia
  • A bachelor’s degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor’s degree, in Humanities or Social Sciences.
  • Applicants should have completed components at the bachelor’s level equivalent to at least 30 credits on the politics, society and/or economy of one or more Asian countries or regions.
  • Sufficient command of English (IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 100 (internet-based) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)).

 

Additional information

Applicants with a bachelor’s degree from a university of applied sciences (HBO) or a bachelor’s degree from an academic university who do not meet the entry requirements may be eligible for an individual bridging programme. To be eligible for a bridging programme, the applicant’s BA degree must be within a relevant regional or disciplinary specialisation.
Prehistoric Farming Communities in Northwestern Europe (research)
  • A BA in Archaeology with an average final mark of 7.5 over the last two years
  • An 8 or higher for the bachelor’s thesis
  • Proof of English Proficiency IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 575/232/90 evidenced by an appropriate test.
    This last requirement does not apply if you have:
    • completed your education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or
    • an International Baccalaureate, or
    • a Dutch bachelor’s diploma
Prehistory of North-Western Europe
  • BA degree (or equivalent) in Archaeology or relevant discipline. Additional specific requirements may apply per specialisation area.
  • Students with an average overall grade of 6,0 or lower (Dutch grading system) will not be accepted. In some cases a pre-master will be recommended.
  • Students with an average overall grade between 6,0 and 6,5 and/or unconvincing letter of motivation (in terms of content or linguistics), and/or students with a study delay of more than one year may be invited for an interview, after which the Admission Committee will decide upon admission.
  • Students with an average overall grade of 6,5 or higher will be admitted unconditionally.
    (Please note: the average overall grade consists of all BA2 and BA3 grades.)

Students with a higher professional education (HBO) diploma in Archaeology from Saxion Next in Deventer who followed the pre-master’s programme can be admitted to the master’s programme at Leiden’s Faculty of Archaeology.

There needs to be a good match between the two chosen specialisations, the specialisations have to be approved by the Admissions Committee.

 

Language requirements

There is an additional language requirement (not applicable for Dutch students, students from Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, and students with an International Baccalaureate);

  • IELTS 7,0 (average score), with a minimum of 6,0 for all four separate skills.
  • TOEFL: 600 paper-based/250 computer-based/100 internet-based.
    evidenced by an appropriate test.

Students with an IELTS score of 6,5 or TOEFL 570 paper-based/230 computer-based/90 internet-based may be admitted on the condition of a successfully completed pre-sessional English language course at the Leiden University Language Centre. In order to be admitted to the pre-sessional course, the application needs to be submitted before 1 April.

Public Administration (research)
  • A bachelor’s diploma (from a recognised university, as defined by the university) in Political Science or in Public Administration, or a bachelor’s degree with a major in either of these fields, obtained with excellent results. In addition, students holding a degree in another scientific field may also be accepted to the programme if their prior studies or other relevant experience can be considered equivalent.
  • A demonstrable affinity with an area of research in the programme, as evidenced for instance by a bachelor’s thesis or by a paper (preferably in English).
  • Above average academic performance, as evidenced by a transcript (average grade at the bachelor-level of ‘8’ or higher (rounded to a whole number) in the Dutch grading system or equivalent in other grading systems) and/or other indicators (relevant extracurricular activities, honours programme, etc).
  • Training in research methods and techniques and statistics at the bachelor-level should minimally account for 15 ECTS.
  • Demonstrated English-language proficiency as evidenced by a TOEFL score of at least 625 (paper based)/ 263 (computer based)/ 110 (internet based), an IELTS score of at least 7.5, or the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE-C).
    This requirement does not apply for students who have completed their (undergraduate) education in any one of the following countries: USA, UK, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, or who have obtained an (all-English) International Baccalaureate diploma. Important note: Students in all other countries enrolled in English-language bachelor’s programmes (e.g. University Colleges) need to submit an English-language proficiency test as listed above (except in cases where the programme has an English-language proficiency requirement that is identical to our research master).

Applicants with a higher professional education (HBO) degree are not eligible for admission.

 

Required application documents for all applicants

  • Your motivation letter;
  • Your CV;
  • Your academic transcripts/lists of courses taken (including the average grade/GPA);
  • Two recommendation letters* (preferably from academics, at least one from your former university, and at least one letter writer should hold a PhD);
  • A copy of the bachelor’s degree (if available) or a statement from the applicant’s university with the expected graduation date;
  • A copy of an English-language proficiency test result (unless exempted);
  • A completed application form.

*For referees who want to send their recommendation letter directly to the university instead of to the student, please use one of the following addresses and indicate that it is a “confidential letter”:

Regular mail:
Leiden University
Admissions Office
Gravensteen/Pieterskerkhof 6
2311 SR Leiden
The Netherlands

E-mail:
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Public Management: Linking Politics and Policy

  • a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or a Bachelor’s degree in a closely related discipline from a recognised university.

Related disciplines are considered to be Political Science, Public Management, Public Policy, Economics, Business Management, and Sociology. In exceptional cases, a bachelor’s degree in International Relations, International Studies, European Studies, or Organization Studies will be acceptable, provided that a substantial number of courses related to public administration are included in the bachelor’s programme.

In case you have a Bachelor’s degree in another discipline in the

  • social and behavioral sciences (for example, Psychology)
  • Law
  • or the humanities (for example, History)
  • and you have demonstrated academic excellence, proficiency in English, and interest in issues of public policy and administration (evidenced in, for example, the choice of elective courses, Minor programs, internships, or work experience), you might be considered for admission to a bridging programme (pre-master). Successfully completing the pre-master programme grants access to the Public Administration Master’s programme.

 

Documents for application

The following documents are required for the online application system:

  • diploma (or indication of when you expect to graduate)
  • transcript of results, preferably with grade average
  • CV
  • letter of motivation
  • copy ID.

If you graduate or hold a diploma from a school of university outside the Netherlands you also need to upload:

  • 2016-2017: Proof of sufficient proficiency in English: IELTS 7.0 / TOEFL IBT 100 / Cambridge CPE-C, evidenced by an appropriate test.
  • 2017-2018: Proof of sufficient proficiency in English: IELTS overall 7.0 and band scores 6.5 or TOEFL IBT 100, band scores 22 (reading), 22 (listening), 22 (speaking) and 25 (writing) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE);: I), evidenced by an appropriate test.
    This requirement does not apply if you have:
  • completed your education in Canada (except Quebec), USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or
  • an (English-taught) International Baccalaureate

The Admissions Office must receive your official sufficient English test result before the start date of your study programme. However please note that if you need a visa or residence permit, you must submit an official sufficient English test result before the Admissions Office may request your visa or residence permit.

Only the Admissions committee can inform you – after your application – about your possible admission.

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