Student registration and de-registration

Before the start of each academic year it is very important that you take care of your (re)registration as a student of Leiden University. Once your registration has been finalised we will send your (new) student card to your Dutch address.

Please note that if you do not take care of your student (re)registration on time, you will not be permitted to join or continue on your study programme . It is therefore essential that you read all the correspondence you receive about student registration very carefully, follow the instructions and stick to the deadlines.

Registration for new students

If you are a new student and would like information on how to take care of your initial student registration, please refer to the following links:

Re-registration for current students

If you are a current student and do not expect to complete your studies before the end of the current academic year, you must re-register as a student for the following academic year. All correspondence about re-registration matters will be sent to your Umail account, therefore please remember to check your account regularly.

The deadline for submitting a request for re-registration is 31 August.

For most programmes, re-registration must be done through Studielink. Log in under ‘My enrolment’ and click on ‘re-enrol’.

It is not possible to re-register via Studielink if you are following a Non government subsidized master’s programme.
Instead you will need to use a Request for registration form.

De-registering or changing your registration

If you complete or discontinue your programme at any point during the academic year please make sure you cancel your registration.

For most programmes, cancellations or changes of registration must be done through Studielink. Log in under ‘My enrolment’, go to ‘Application for termination of enrolment’ and select 'Termination of registration' or 'Change of registration'.

It is not possible to de-register via Studielink if you are following a non-government subsidised master’s programme.
Instead you will need to use a Termination of registration or Change of registration form.

Reimbursement of tuition fees

Once you have de-registered, you will be reimbursed for each remaining month in the academic year. If you were enrolled in more than one programme and paid reduced tuition fees, you will only be reimbursed if you terminate your enrolment in all programmes.  

We strongly urge you to de-register as soon as possible, as any delays may reduce the amount of the tuition fees refunded. No refunds will be given for students who request de-registration after 1 June.  

Please note: once you de-register, you will no longer be entitled to a study grant or a public transport (OV) card. Be sure to cancel your DUO study grant on or before the date that your student registration ends.

Student registration regulations

Information on Leiden University’s student registration regulations can be found in our Regulations for Students Registration, Tuition Fees and Examination Fees.

More information
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the the Student Affairs Front Office (+31 (0)71 527 80 11). You may also find it useful to consult the Studielink FAQ section or the Studielink ‘ask a question’ website.

Last Modified: 19-03-2015