Application Process

At Webster University we look for high potential individuals with a global mindset, who are not only motivated to succeed academically, but also to 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 oveall 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:

Academic Calendar 2018 - 19

Summer 2018

 May 28 - July 27


 May 28 - July 27


 June 4 - July 27

Fall 2018

August 20 - December 21


Fall 1: Aug. 20 - Oct. 19


Fall 2: Oct. 22 - Dec. 21



Fall 1: Aug. 27 - Oct. 19


Fall 2: Oct. 29 - Dec. 21

Spring 2019

January 7 - May 17


Spring 1: Jan. 7 - Mar. 8


Spring 2: Mar. 18 - May 17


Spring 1: Jan. 14 - Mar. 8


Spring 2: Mar. 18 - May 10


Undergraduate Admissions Process A to Z

  • Application Form: The application process begins with the submission of your online application form, and payment of the 50 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 Applicants, and Undergraduate Transfer Applications sections. You will be able to upload these documents into your online application after you have submitted it.
  • Intake interview: After receiving your application form, your admissions representative 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, you will be encouraged to talk about your motivation to study at Webster, and your 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 an intake interview and receiving your completed application package, the Admissions Committee will make a formal acceptance decision. Your admissions representative will then contact you to share the results of the decision and, if you are accepted, an official acceptance package will be sent to you.
  • Enrollment and Tuition Payment: Your enrollment is not complete until your first tuition deposit of €1000 is received via bank transfer. Credit card payments are possible on campus in Leiden or by phone. 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 not to delay the final step of your enrollment.
  • Should a visa/residence permit be issued to a student and the student does not enroll in courses at Webster Leiden Campus, the Netherlands, Webster reserves the right to withhold a 1,000 administration fee in addition to a 500 visa processing fee for international students. 
  • Registration: Once your payment has been received and registration for courses opens, you will be contacted by your Academic Advisor for registration. If you are in need of a student visa to enter the Netherlands, your visa process will also start at this time.

Required Documents

  • 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. These transcripts must be certified with an original stamp 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. Should you apply before graduating, your admission status will be provisional until you submit a copy of your diploma and final transcripts when they become available.
  • Please note: If you have CLEP, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate (IB) credit or other college preparation program credit you may be eligible for Advanced Standing credits. Please contact the admissions representative for more information.
  • Important: Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better (out of 4.0) on all previous academic work. The admissions office will assess your GPA equivalent.
  • All applicants are asked to submit a 400-500 word essay on a topic of their 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 may be waived. If you attended an accredited institution in the United States for at least one year, as a full time student, this requirement will 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.

Undergraduate Freshman Applicants

Important note: Any documentation submitted to Webster University during the application process becomes the sole property of Webster University and will not be returned to the student. 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. 

Undergraduate Transfer Applicants

Transfer applicants are students who have completed at least 30 credit hours at another higher education institution. The application procedure for transfer students is the same for as freshman applicants. However, please provide official copies of all post-secondary coursework (more than 30 semester credit hours) with your application.

Letters of recommendation must come from college level instructors and/or employers.

Webster University will accept up to 98 semester credit hours of transfer credits depending on the issuing institution and program you will be studying at Webster Leiden Campus. Please email us at or call on +31 71 5168000.

For more questions or inquiries, please contact the Webster Leiden Campus, Admissions Office and we will be more than happy to assist you!

Webster Leiden Campus
+31 71 516 8000