12 months
17716 EUR/year
1084 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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In the School Psychology programme from Leiden University, you will learn how to create positive learning environments to support talent development and potential for learning as well as practical clinical skills for all students, regardless of their intellectual or mental states.


What does this master programme entail?

Leiden University is the only Dutch university that offers a full master’s specialisation in School Psychology. A unique feature of our programme is the mix of a focus on supporting all school pupils to do well academically and emotionally as well as a focus on youths with special needs (e.g., behavior or learning difficulties).

This School Psychology programme from Leiden University responds to and prepares our students for a number of recent changes in the care for children and adolescents. In many countries, schools are increasingly being held responsible for an optimal development of all students, including those with special needs. In the Netherlands, new legislation concerning Inclusive Education (‘Wet op Passend Onderwijs’) and Youth Care (‘Jeugdwet’) has been passed. It is to be expected that schools (primary and secondary) will consult or hire more specialists, such as school psychologists, in order to meet the criteria for inclusive education, for teacher training, and for developing school policy.

Career prospects

A master in Psychology at Leiden University combines theoretical knowledge with academic and professional skills, making you an attractive candidate for many employers.

Skills after graduation

You have unique knowledge and skills to empower children and adolescents to succeed academically, but also on a social, emotional and behavioral level. You will know how to support academic and socio-emotional development in typically developing youths as well as in youths who experience emotional difficulties or learning problems. You have learned how to create a positive learning context for all students as well as how to diagnose and treat academic and emotional problems within the school context. You will be an expert in working closely with families, teachers, and school teams to support the students’ ability to learn and the teachers ability to teach, by creating a supportive learning environment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • School-based Prevention and Intervention
  • Educational Neuroscience
  • Needs Based Assessment at School
  • Coaching in Inclusive Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Prospective students should:

  • have earned a Bachelor degree in Psychology at a Research University (not at a University of Applied Sciences / Professional Education) or demonstrate the ability to meet the requirements for such a degree, and;
  • have sufficient knowledge of Methodology and Statistics (at least 20 EC): introductory and more advanced courses in methods and statistics of psychological research
  • possess the skills, understanding and knowledge that are required for earning possess the skills, understanding and knowledge that are required for earning the bachelor’s degree; more specifically knowledge on university level of the following topics:
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Social and Organisational Psychology
    • Personality Psychology
    • Cognitive Psychology
    • Neuropsychology and/or Psychophysiology and/or Biopsychology
    • Clinical and Abnormal Psychology

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17716 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17716 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1084 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1084 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • Second Dutch master’s programme: €13,616 per year

Living costs for Leiden

850 - 1250 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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