Why Leiden University?

The Bachelor of Arts programme Philosophy: Global and Comparative Perspectives:

Leiden Experience

More than 20,000 students of Leiden University walk, bike, and live in the narrow streets of Leiden every day, making the city come to life. This beautiful time lapse and stop motion video is brought to you by our enthusiastic students! Check out their Leiden Experience.

Study in a booming knowledge region

The bachelor’s programme in Philosophy immerses you in the stimulating environment of the city of Leiden, a booming knowledge region between The Hague and Amsterdam. Leiden offers academic challenges, but it is also an excellent place for living and recreation.


Immerse yourself in the city and your programme.

Special thanks to Museum Volkenkunde Leiden for the photo, taken at the Museum’s famous Buddha-room.

Testimonial Philosophy why leiden

What is Philosophy at Leiden University like?
“Leiden University is ahead of the curve in terms of building bridges between philosophical traditions and overcoming disciplinary boundaries. Our programme is consistent and rich; students know each other and their teachers well, and there are many opportunities for interdisciplinary work.”

The Netherlands

About The Netherlands
The Netherlands, ‘the gateway to Europe’, is one of the world’s most prosperous countries with advanced industries and agriculture, world trade, and large natural gas reserves. The country is known for its tolerant and liberal ethos, and boasts a wealth of great student cities, like Leiden

Leiden rises in THE Reputation Rankings

Leiden rises in THE Reputation Rankings
Together with four other Dutch Universities Leiden University is included in the Top 100 of the Reputation Rankings of Times Higher Education Magazine.