Admission procedure

All applicants

Step 1 Find a supervisor

Step 2 Admission by the Dean of the Graduate School

The formal decision on admission rests with the Dean of the Graduate School. Upon admission, the PhD candidate (and the professor who will act as supervisor) will receive a formal letter of acceptance from the Dean.

Application Form for Admission

To be admitted, please complete the Application Form for Admission and send it to phd-admissions@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

This form is intended for formal, academic admission to the doctorate. It should be submitted before the start of your programme and not for admission to the defence upon completion of it. You are advised to submit your complete application at least two months before the start of your PhD programme. If you will need a visa and/or residence permit, please submit your application at least three months before the starting date of your programme.


Immigration requirements for international applicants

For international applicants additional administrative procedures may also apply in relation to visa and residence permit. The Graduate School Admissions Office will assist you in applying for the necessary permits. For more information please send an email to: phd-admissions@hum.leidenuniv.nl
You can also consult the information on visa and residence permits online, or have a look at the website of Euraxess.nl.

Last Modified: 09-12-2015