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Application and admission

Does the Leiden Leadership Programme appeal to you? You can find more about the selection procedure and how you can apply for the programme below.

Selection criteria

The LLP is open to students from all academic backgrounds who relate to the following statements:

  • You are enrolled in a master's programme at Leiden University, TU Delft or Erasmus University Rotterdam for the entire duration of you participation in the LLP;
  • Your schedule allows you to take part in an intense extra programme in addition to your regular master’s classes;
  • You have the ambition and the motivation to learn more about leadership (both in theory and in practice);
  • Social themes interest you. You are willing to look beyond your own discipline, and you want to work with students from different professional fields;
  • You are eager to make a concrete difference within an organisation together with other students;
  • You are willing to critically reflect on your own development;
  • You have received good marks during your bachelor’s programme (>7,0) or have an explanation as to why you have not.


The LLP runs from November to June. All aspects of the programme are scheduled in the evening, between 17.15 and 19:00 and between 19.15 and 21:00, and in highly exceptional cases on Saturday from 09:00 to 15:00. Meetings will take place on campus whenever possible and in-person attendance is mandatory for all classes

You can find more information about the programme and scheduling in the Prospectus. The schedule will be made available by the end of Summer.

Apply now

The Leiden Leadership Programme starts each year in November.

You can apply on the website of the Leiden Leadership Programme.

Selection and admission

Selection for participation in the Leiden Leidership Programme is based on written applications. The selection procedure start immediately following the application deadline. The LLP allows for approximately 150 participants. Each academic year, a limited number of students from the TU Delft and the EUR can be admitted.

You will be notified whether or not you have been admitted to the programme by the end of October (two weeks before the programme starts). As soon as possible after your admission, you will receive your schedule.

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