When you can apply varies from course to course. Deadlines are mentioned on each course page. If you apply after the given deadline please contact us to see if there are still any places available.
After acceptance: As soon as you have been accepted for a course you will receive an email. It is important to pay the deposit and the course fee before the deadline. Your placement in the course is only definite, after we have registered your payment in our account.
We reserve the right to cancel a course or make changes to course arrangements as a result of events outside our control.
All fees must be paid in EURO
All bank charges are payable by you
You must pay the balance 5 weeks before your course begins.
If your course begins in less than 5 weeks you must pay 100% in advance.
Currently there is no VAT tax on English language courses or accommodation, and Leider English School is therefore not registered for VAT tax.
Insurance cover is provided for school premises and vehicles. We strongly recommend that you arrange your own insurance for your possessions, cancellation and medical expenses. Please see our section on cancellation charges below.
Can I get a refund if I have to cancel?
If you have paid a deposit and you cancel more than five weeks before the start of the course we charge you € 200 for administration and reservation costs.
If you cancel within 5 weeks before the start of the course, he/she will have to pay the full course fee.
The Netherlands is a member of the Schengen agreement. Depending on your nationality and the length of your stay you may need a visa to enter the Netherlands. Please see the website of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more information.
You can apply for a Schengen visa at the Dutch mission (embassy or consulate) in the country where you reside or are entitled to reside. In some countries, you may apply for a visa to an outside agency. You can find the addresses and websites of the Dutch Embassies and Consulates here.
Letter of invitation
After you have paid the course fee, we can send you a Letter of invitation by regular mail or by email. This can be useful (or even necessary) for your visa application procedure. We only send letters of invitation to people who need to apply for a visa. You can find here whether your nationality requires a visa. You can request a letter of invitation by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be housed in Utrecht (Utrecht city). All students will stay in one of the apartments for guest students. We always try to house student in close proximity of their course location. Unfortunately, it is not possible to choose one of the locations yourself.
It’s possible to book the course without accommodation. Please contact us because reduced course fees will apply to this.
Please be sure to have a place to stay during the study period, finding accommodation in Utrecht and surroundings is no simple feat. Owner-occupied houses are expensive, rents on the private market are rather high.
Your accommodation will be available from Sunday before the start of your course until the last Saturday of the course and you will have to leave your room on Saturday morning before 10 am. If other arrangements are made they will be confirmed to you.