Students with a wide range of bachelor degrees may apply for admission, but the bachelor’s degree must include at least one introductory course and one more advanced course in statistics or probability. The candidate student should submit a Curriculum Vitae (including the courses and credits in the Bachelor program), a letter (1 page) stating the student’s motivation for applying to the program, and (in most cases) two reference letters.

The courses will be taught in English, so proven proficiency in English is required for non-native English speakers. The minimum IELTS score is 6.5.

In the first semester, the course Mathematics for Statisticians will level up the necessary mathematical knowledge for successfully completing the master program. The entry level for this course (and thus the master program) is equivalent to Dutch high school VWO Mathematics A. Detailed information, instruction video’s and excersises to get your math skills (back) in shape quickly, can be found on this page.

Students can apply online. More information about the application procedure can be found on the masters in Leiden website.

Courses may also be followed separately, e.g. by PhD students or researchers.  For questions about the application, you can contact the Front Office Student Affairs.

For information about grants for international students, see Nuffic –, or Grantfinder, and specifically the Erasmus programme.

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