Why Leiden University?

An international experience

Are you interested in broadening your horizons by studying in The Netherlands? Leiden University offers a truly international experience with 110 nationalities represented in a unique mosaic of

Academic prestige

In 1575, The Netherlands founded its first university in Leiden. It soon became one of Europe’s leading universities and remains so today. If you are interested in studying in English at a worldrenowned,
research-intensive, highly-ranked university, Leiden University is the right choice for you!

Personal and flexible

Most classes and tutorials are small, encouraging interaction between students and the professor. This fosters a personal learning environment and community. Individualised assistance is provided by programme advisers, study coordinators and international student services staff. All programmes offer flexibility in choosing specialisations and minors related to your interests. Additionally many of our programmes are interdisciplinary.

Inspiring locations

With campuses in both Leiden and The Hague, Leiden University has much to offer students. Leiden is traditionally picturesque in addition to being both a safe and global student city. As the International City of Peace and Justice, The Hague is famous for its intercultural and cosmopolitan atmosphere.