International Bachelor in Psychology

An international field of study that combines heart and mind

Are you interested in people’s behaviour, and would you like to study it? Then becoming a psychologist may be just right for you.

Psychology plays a role in every aspect of life and society: in the mental health and wellbeing of people, in education, in recruitment for businesses, in the prevention of accidents, in sports and leisure, in economics and consumer trends, and in the resolution of conflicts between people and countries. Psychologists are interested in the interplay between emotions and cognition that lies at the basis of the decisions people make. They study people’s behaviour and perceptions in a scientific manner, using a variety of methodologies.

The Leiden University bachelor’s programme

For whom?

We welcome students from all countries and nationalities to our International Bachelor in Psychology. As long as you have an international background, an international orientation or an international future in mind, you should fit right in the programme. Our first and second cohort were made up of students from about 25 different nationalities per cohort; our third cohort has over 30 nationalities.

Selection test date: 18 April 2016 worldwide

Application Deadline International Bachelor in Psychology 15 February 2016

Questions about the International Bachelor in Psychology?

FAQ and further details

If you have any remaining questions, please mail to Jennifer Martin

We offer both undergraduate and graduate programmes

Since September 2013, Leiden has offered two versions of our bachelor’s programme:

Our master’s programmes are all in English.

Elena, IBP student from Italy:
I’ve always been interested in how people think and why they act the way they do.


Check out this student’s view on Leiden!