How do I extend my residence permit?

If your student residence permit is due to expire, Leiden University will apply for an extension in the following situations:

  • you do not expect to complete your study programme at Leiden University on time;
  • you are about to finish one study programme at Leiden University (bachelor, master or exchange) and will immediately continue onto a new degree programme with us;
  • you have a valid student residence permit, obtained via another Dutch university, which is due to expire and you have decided to join a degree programme at Leiden University.