At Webster University the Netherlands we look for high potential individuals with a global mindset, who are not only motivated to succeed academically but also thrive in society. We are proud to welcome students from different countries and backgrounds with the belief that embracing such diversity can only contribute to their all-round development, and enhance their experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. The Board of Admissions reviews every application carefully to decide who will be offered a placement. For more information regarding the application process and required documents, please select one of the options below:

Undergraduate Admissions Process A to Z
Undergraduate Freshman Applicants
Undergraduate Transfer Applicants
Graduate Applicants
Start dates for the 2015-2016 Academic Year
Contact Us



Undergraduate Admissions Process A to Z

  • Application Form: The application process begins with the submission of your online application form, and payment of the 35 USD application fee, which can be paid online by credit card. If this fee cannot be paid by credit card please notify your recruiter, and you will be given the option to complete this transaction via a bank transfer of 40 EUR.
  • Required Supplemental Documentation: Please note that applicants are required to submit a number of supplemental documents to support their application. These requirements are listed below in the sections Undergraduate freshman, and transfer applications sections.
  • Intake interview: After receiving your application form your recruiter will contact you to discuss any additional information needed. At this time an informal intake interview will take place, or be scheduled. During the interview your recruiter will encourage you to talk about your motivation for studying at Webster, and future plans. You will also be advised on the most appropriate program to follow to achieve your goals, and any potential queries will be answered.
  • Acceptance: After having a fruitful intake interview, and receiving your completed application package, the Admissions Committee will make a formal acceptance decision. Your recruiter will then contact you informally to let you know if you have been accepted to Webster University, and an official acceptance package will be sent to you.
  • Enrollment and Tuition Payment: If a placement has been offered, you will need to confirm your acceptance by stating your intention to enroll at Webster Leiden in writing. Your enrollment is not complete until your first tuition, or housing payment is received via bank transfer. Credit card payments are only possible at the campus in Leiden. The latest possible payment date is 21 days prior to your start date; however we suggest that you complete this transaction much earlier so as to not delay the final step of your enrollment.
  • Registration: Once your payment has been received and registration for classes opens, you will be contacted by your Academic Advisor to register for your classes. If you are in need of a student visa to enter the Netherlands, your visa process will also start at this time.

Please note: we accept online as well as hardcopy applications. In the next menu options you will find all Admissions requirements.

Undergraduate Freshman Applicants

  • A completed online application and a non-refundable application fee: 35 USD if paid by credit card online, or 40 EUR if paid by bank transfer (Webster bank info here).
  • Official transcripts of the last 3 years of your secondary and all post-secondary education with certified English translations by an official translator of all documents in languages other than English or Dutch. These transcripts must be certified by one of two authorities: the school that generated the transcript or the ministry of education in the school’s country. Webster University does not accept scanned copies; rather, you will need to provide copies certified with an original official stamp by the issuing institution or ministry of education, sent to Webster University via post. You may apply before receiving your diploma, but your admission status will be provisional upon submitting a copy of your diploma and final transcript when you receive it.

    Please note: If you have CLEP, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate (IB) credit or other college preparation program credit, official test scores or transcripts of all work completed. You may be eligible for Advanced Standing credit with this work, so please contact your recruiter for more details.
    Important: Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better (out of 4.0) on all previous academic work. Your recruiter will assess your GPA equivalent.
  • All applicants are asked to submit a 400-500 word essay on a topic of your choice. Most students take this opportunity to state why they would like to study at Webster University. You may also describe a special area of interest, experience or achievement. Additionally, you may also submit a resume of relevant academic, extracurricular and professional experience.
  • Satisfactory scores on the Academic TOEFL examination (550/80) or Academic IELTS (6.0) examination. If you have attended an American/International/British school for 3 years or longer where the language of instruction was English, this requirement might be waived. Webster University Leiden offers on campus TOEFL tests regularly throughout the year. If you will be taking a TOEFL test outside of Webster and would like to have your results automatically sent to us, please use the following code: 0548.
  • Two letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor and/or employer. The letter should discuss your character and aptitude for university study.
  • A copy of your passport’s biographical page, plus any current residence permit or visa for The Netherlands. Please inform us if we need to apply for your visa/resident permit.

Important note: Any documentation submitted to Webster University during the application process becomes sole property of Webster University and will not be returned to the student. Therefore, please do not submit original documentation, but certified copies of those original documents. In order to certify transcripts from an academic institution, please have the issuing institution or the country’s Ministry of Education officially stamp a copy of the document. Notary stamps are not acceptable. Please contact the admissions department for further instruction about certifying documents. Furthermore, though it is not required for admission, if you have taken the SAT or ACT, we would like to have your official scores in order to advise you better on your course selections during your first year.

Undergraduate Transfer Applicants

  • A completed online application and a non-refundable application fee: 35 USD if paid by credit card online, or 40 EUR if paid by bank transfer (Webster bank info here).
  • Official transcripts of the last 3 years of your secondary and all post-secondary education with certified English translations by an official translator of all documents in languages other than English or Dutch. These transcripts must be certified by one of two authorities: the school that generated the transcript or the ministry of education in the school’s country. Webster University does not accept scanned copies; rather, you will need to provide copies certified with an original official stamp by the issuing institution or ministry of education, sent to Webster University via post. You may apply before receiving your diploma, but your admission status will be provisional upon submitting a copy of your diploma and final transcript when you receive it.

    Please note: If you have CLEP, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate (IB) credit or other college preparation program credit, official test scores or transcripts of all work completed. You may be eligible for Advanced Standing credit with this work, so please contact your recruiter for more details.
    Important: Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better (out of 4.0) on all previous academic work. Your recruiter will assess your GPA equivalent.
  • All applicants are asked to submit a 400-500 word essay on a topic of your choice. Most students take this opportunity to state why they would like to study at Webster University. You may also describe a special area of interest, experience or achievement. Additionally, you may also submit a resume of relevant academic, extracurricular and professional experience.
  • Satisfactory scores on the Academic TOEFL examination (550/80) or Academic IELTS (6.0) examination. If you have attended an American/International/British school for 3 years or longer where the language of instruction was English, this requirement might be waived. Webster University Leiden offers on campus TOEFL tests regularly throughout the year. If you will be taking a TOEFL test outside of Webster and would like to have your results automatically sent to us, please use the following code: 0548.
  • Two letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor and/or employer. The letter should discuss your character and aptitude for university study. (*not applicable for transfer students who obtained more than 30 US credits (or equivalent) at another institution).
  • A copy of your passport’s biographical page, plus any current residence permit or visa for The Netherlands. Please inform us if we need to apply for your visa/resident permit.

Transfer Credits
If you are a student who has completed 30 semester credit hours of university/college work previously, you may be considered a transfer student. As such, you may be eligible to transfer your previous credit to your studies at Webster University. Webster University will accept up to 98 semester credit hours of transfer credit depending on the issuing institution and program you will be studying at Webster Leiden. Please emails us at info@webster.nl or call on +31 71 5168000.

Graduate Applicants

Application Form: The process begins with the submission of your online application form and payment of the application fee. The application fee can be paid by bank transfer. Applicants are required to submit a number of supplemental items to support their application. These are listed below.

Supplemental items: After receiving your application form your recruiter will call/email you to discuss additional needed documentation. Dependent upon your program, you will need to submit the following documents:

  • Copy of a recent CV or Resume
  • Letter of motivation (one page) stating why you want to pursue the program, how it ties into your current career or future professional goals
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Certified copies of your transcripts
  • TOEFL 575/89 or IETLS 6.5 scores if applicable. If you will be taking a TOEFL test outside of Webster and would like to have your results automatically sent to us, please use the following code: 0548.

Acceptance: After viewing the completed application package, the Admissions Committee will make an admissions decision. Your recruiter will then contact you informally to let you know if you have been accepted at Webster University, and an official acceptance package will be emailed to you. Physical mail is available on request.

Enrollment and Tuition Payment: If an acceptance is offered, you will need to pay a deposit of one course to secure your enrollment. Your enrollment is not complete until your first payment for tuition or living expenses is received by bank transfer. Credit card payments are only possible at the campus in Leiden. The latest possible payment date is 21 days prior to your start date, but we suggest you arrange payment much earlier than this so as to not delay the final step of enrollment.

Registration: Once your payment has been received and registration for classes opens, you will be contacted by your Academic Advisor to register for your classes. If you are in need of a student visa to enter the Netherlands, your visa process will also start at this time.

Start dates for the 2015-2016 Academic Year

Undergraduate start dates

Term name Start date Application Deadline Scholarship Deadline
Summer 2015* May 18 April April
Fall 2015 Aug 24 June June
Spring 2016 Jan 11 Nov Nov

* First time freshmen students, or students with visa requirements are NOT allowed to start in the summer



Graduate start dates

Term name Start date Application Deadline
Spring II 2015 May 16 Feb 16
Summer 2015 May 18 April 18
Fall I 2015 Aug 24 July 24

Important Note: Students who need a Visa need to apply minimum 3 months before their intended start date!

Contact Us

Undergraduate team

Ilse Rook, UG Admissions and Recruitment Officer
rook@webster.nl

Elizabeth Zeller, UG Admissions and Recruitment Officer
zeller@webster.nl

Kira Worysz, UG Admissions and Recruitment Officer
worysz@webster.nl

Olive Mukabalisa, UG Admissions and Recruitment Officer
mukabalisa@webster.nl

Selma Zaghow, Admissions Coordinator
General questions
zaghow@webster.nl

Graduate Team

Christopher Osman, Graduate Admissions and Recruitment Officer
osman@webster.nl

Patty Chen, Graduate Admissions and Recruitment Officer
chen@webster.nl

Olive Mukabalisa, Graduate Admissions and Recruitment Officer
mukabalisa@webster.nl

Frans van den Bliek, Graduate Admissions and Recruitment Officer
bliek@webster.nl