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Application and selection

Does the International Leiden Leadership Programme sound right for you? If so, take a look at the admission requirements and application procedures.

Admission requirements

  • You are registered as a full-time Master student at Leiden University, TU Delft or Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • You have sufficient motivation and time to follow an intensive extra-curricular programme alongside your Master studies.
  • You are keen to reflect on your personal development.
  • You are eager to learn about leadership and develop your personal leadership qualities.
  • You want to experiment with different styles of leadership.


The International Leiden Leadership Programme commences each year in January. You can submit an application until 15 November.

Please apply by submitting this online application form accompanied  by the following attachments:

  • Letter of motivation, drawn up exactly according to the ILLP motivation letter format;
  • Curriculum vitae in pdf format (2 x A4) containing:   
    • an extensive overview of your extracurricular activities in different contexts, especially those including interpersonal interaction. These could include, for example, part-time jobs, committees, internships, responsibilities of care, international experiences and volunteer work.
    • details of your previous education
  • Transcript of your bachelor's grades in pdf format

Attachments by post

Any attachments that cannot be digitally submitted can be sent, in duplicate, to:

Honours Academy 
PO box 331 
Oude Sterrewacht 
Sterrenwachtlaan 11 
2300 AH  Leiden

Selection and admission

All applications will be reviewed by the selection committee and suitable candidates will be invited for a short interview in December 2020. Selection is based upon your application documents and performance during the interview. You will be notified whether you have been admitted to the programme in mid-January. Successful applicants will be invited to an ILLP introduction session that takes place in late January.

Financial contribution

For participation in the ILLP you are required to pay a contribution of 200 euro. You will receive further information after admission.

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