Application and Selection

You can apply for the International Leiden Leadership Programme (ILLP) if you are enrolled in a master’s course or an advanced master's course at Leiden University or Delft University of Technology. The ILLP starts in January 2017. There are no possibilities to join at a later date. The deadline for submitting complete applications is 15 November 2016.


Application and Deadlines

To apply for the ILLP, upload the online Application Form together with a:
• Curriculum vitae (preferably in pdf format);
• Transcript of your previous grades (preferably in pdf format);
• Motivation letter in format (pdf).

If you can not open the motivation format file, try saving it as a pdf-file and then opening it. If that doesn't work, please copy the motivation letter questions and upload your answers. Letters in a different format will not be accepted.

If you do not have digital copies of your attachments, please post in duplicate to the following address:
Honours Academy
PO box 331 
Oude Sterrewacht
Sterrenwachtlaan 11
2300 AH  Leiden

Once all documents have been uploaded your application will be considered. The deadline for submitting the application form and attachments is 15 November 2016. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.


All candidates will be contacted regarding their application in early December. A selection committee will review all applications and invite suitable candidates for a short interview on 13, 14 or 15 December. Admission is based on evaluation of the application documents and the candidate interview.


You will be notified by 16 January at the latest whether you are admitted to the ILLP. In addition, you will be invited to the introduction in late January and receive more information about the schedule of the course.

Board of Examiners
Annually the Dean of the Honours Academy appoints the Board of Examiners. One member of staff involved with ILLP, the education coordinator of ILLP and a member of the faculty will sit on the aforementioned board. The Board advises the Dean regarding the admission of candidates.

More information

For more information about the International Leiden Leadership Programme, visit the homepage or read more about the programme. You can also read student experiences.

Last Modified: 12-10-2017