How to apply

Starting your Application

Before you apply, make sure you are fully familiar with the minimum requirements for admission, the selection procedure and download and read the application manual carefully:

LUC The Hague: Application Manual - Academic Year 2016/2017 (September intake)

You can use the following checklist to see if you do not miss anything for your application: Checklist application LUC The Hague 

1. Deadlines

At LUC The Hague there are two starting points per (academic) year: in September and in February, at the start of each semester. The upcoming deadlines are stated below.



September 2016/2017

1 January 2016 (Early Bird)*

1 April 2016 (Regular)

* The January deadline is recommended for visa requiring students

Applications complete and submitted before 1 January (Early Bird deadline) will be processed earlier than applications submitted before the regular deadline of 1 April.

Please note that applications can be submitted at any time before and in between deadlines.

Interviews are mostly held during a certain period.

Application complete before


Decision before

1 January 2016



1 April 2016



2. Required documents

All documents apart from the copy of passport/ID card need to be submitted in English. If the original documents are not issued in English, French, German or Dutch, they should be translated to English by a sworn translator or by the school/ institution itself. The translation needs to be added to the original document. Although your documents will not be judged for the level of English, correct spelling and grammar help to bring your message across.

1. Copy of passport or ID card
(picture page + the page with your signature) or official ID card (front and back of the card) and if applicable, a copy of your residence permit (front and back). All the text on the copies must be legible.

2. Curriculum Vitae
Use your CV to outline your school history, courses and trainings, work/volunteer work experience and extracurricular activities/hobbies (no more than the five most important ones). Please use the following document to get started: Guidelines Curriculum Vitae  

3. Letter of Recommendation
You need to send in at least one letter of recommendation from a member of the academic staff. Please ask your school mentor, career counsellor, or a teacher to complete the recommendation form or to write a letter in English on official school paper. This can be submitted in hard copy, in a sealed, official school or institution envelope. Make sure your name and application number are on the front of the envelope.

Referees, who want to send their recommendation letter directly to LUC The Hague instead of to the student, can send it to the following address:

Leiden University College The Hague
Admissions Office
Anna van Buerenplein 301
2595 DG The Hague
The Netherlands

or scan it and send it by email from their work email address to:

4. Copy of your secondary school diploma and most recent transcript
Please upload official copies of your secondary school diploma and most recent transcript of your final year. If you have not graduated yet an overview of your most recent grades or for IB/A-Level candidates your predicted grades will be sufficient for your application. Documents originally written in English, French, German or Dutch do not need to be translated. All other documents not originally written in one of these languages need to be accompanied by an official English translation from either a sworn translator or the school or institution itself.

5. Letter of Motivation
The letter of motivation will be your personal introduction to the Admissions Committee, explaining who you are, what motivates you in general and what motivates you to study at LUC The Hague specifically. This is a very important document in the admission process and it is important that you present yourself in a realistic and well-considered way. Please view the following document for information what your Letter of Motivation needs to contain: Guidelines Letter of Motivation

3. Application Fee

The application fee for LUC The Hague is €50 and should be paid into the bank account mentioned below.

Do not use the form in the application programme nor use the bank account number provided on the Leiden University website which is for non LUC applicants only. Please transfer the € 50 application fee using the following details:

BIC/ Swift:        


Full Bank Address:
Rabobank Nederland
Croeselaan 18
3500 HG Utrecht

Registered to: Universiteit Leiden iz Campus Den Haag, Postbus 13228, Den Haag

Include your Student ID and the code 1265002002- LUCTH- <applicant’s name> in the reference section or we may not be able to trace your payment. Please include a proof of payment in your application.

The application fee is non-refundable. Please note that we can only process your application after the application fee or a proof of payment has been received. The application fees will be added to the Financial Support Fund to help excellent students who might otherwise be unable to attend.

4. Proof of proficiency in English and Mathematics

English proficiency
All education, communication, writing and reading at LUC The Hague is in English. Therefore, you need to have a very good level of English before you start. For more information including which tests LUC accepts and the required scores, please view the English proficiency section.

Mathematics proficiency
As part of the Liberal Arts &Sciences programme, LUC The Hague expects all students to develop their mathematical reasoning and statistical skills. Students use these skills in the majors they study, but more importantly, throughout their career.

Students who wish to start at LUC need to have a reasonable proficiency in mathematics to successfully complete the required mathematics and statistics courses. Therefore, admission is dependent on mathematical skills.

Mathematical skills can be demonstrated by either passing a standardized test such as the SAT or ACT or meet a specific level of math taken at secondary school. Please view the specific requirements for different secondary school systems and expected standardized test results here.

Students who do not meet these requirements, but are good candidates for LUC, may still apply. These students will be required to take a diagnostic exam in their first week. Depending on the results they may have to take a remedial course in the first semester and/or a two week intensive course in January.

If you have questions regarding your mathematics level, please contact the Admissions Office:

5. The online application form

The online application form is used to register your personal information, educational history, choice of programme and also allows you to upload the required documents. Before you start your application, please download the application manual and read it carefully.

LUC The Hague Application Manual - Academic Year 2016-2017 (September intake)

Go to the online application form now!


If you need assistance or if you have a question, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone (+31 70 800 9503) or email (

We look forward to receive your application!



Last Modified: 14-01-2016