Why Leiden?

  • Top class education at an excellent University
  • Experience living in a different country
  • A taste of Dutch lifestyle and culture
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"International Students'
First Days in Leiden" (1:40)
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Earning a degree

Leiden University offers bachelor's, master's and PhD degree programmes.

Visiting students

The Study Abroad in Leiden programme allows university students from around the world to study in Leiden for one or two semesters. Leiden University also offers various summers schools for different types of students or researchers.

Study Environment 

Leiden University offers outstanding international students an intellectually exciting learning environment with high academic standards. Students can count on personal attention and guidance in both their academic and their personal life.


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