Leiden University - the facts

  • 7 faculties spread across Leiden and The Hague
  • 14 English-taught bachelor's programmes
  • 200+ English-taught master's programmes
  • 444 years of tradition and innovation
  • Top 100 research-focused university
  • 16 Nobel Prize winners
  • 129 nationalities
  • +29,000 students

Academic fields

Leiden has faculties in the fields of:

  • Archaeology
  • Governance and Global Affairs
  • Humanities
  • Medicine
  • Law
  • Science
  • Social and Behavioural Sciences

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Student life & Student cities

If you want to study at Leiden University, you can choose between the best of two cities: Leiden and The Hague. Leiden is a real student city. If you didn’t know better you might think that the historic and lively city of Leiden was made for students. Its atmospheric and compact centre has everything that students could wish for: from university buildings to student pubs, and from student accommodation to student associations. Studying and living in The Hague broadens your perspective on the world and quickly gives you an international network. Studying in a city full of embassies, multinationals and international courts certainly has its advantages!

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Student support

International student advisers

The international student advisers are a good place to go when you need assistance during your stay in the Netherlands. Students in both locations of Leiden University have access to these specialised advisers. In many cases they will be able to provide the information you need, or will refer you to the relevant services. You can consult the advisers on a variety of matters, ranging from financial concerns, settling down issues, academic issues and health insurance to dealing with external housing agents or finding a family doctor.

Student counsellors

We have a number of specialised student counsellors available. They can help in legal and financial matters, but can also assist you in developing study-related skills. The skills package that is offered involves individual counselling and workshops designed to support you in your academic performance. Topics covered include thesis writing, time management, stress management and planning. Additionally, our counsellors are available to help resolve study and personal problems, should this be needed.

Departmental study advisers and coordinators

Each department has its own study advisers/coordinators who can answer questions about matters that are related to the study programme of your choice. You can consult the study adviser/coordinator on issues such as timetables, exam grades, choice of subjects and application for graduation.

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Housing

Leiden University is not campus-based and the university buildings and student housing are therefore spread throughout the cities of Leiden and The Hague. The cities themselves are the campus. Living and learning in either location will give you first-hand experience of Dutch life, and direct access

to student life and the regular comings-and-goings of the cities. Most students rent a room or share an apartment with others.

As an international student, house hunting in the Netherlands can present additional challenges. You can independently look for housing via private landlords or housing associations. There are a number of housing organisations that can assist, such as DUWO. You can also apply for a housing offer through the university Housing Office. Here you will be assisted in finding accommodation in Leiden or The Hague. Accommodation ranges in location, size, number of people with whom you share facilities and rental fees.

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Programs taught in:
  • English
  • Dutch

This school also offers:


Leiden University

The Master’s Programme in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences is a research-oriented programme which covers almost the entire area of drug research. ... [+]

In the Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences master's programme you are trained at the edge of drug-design and fundamental research of new drugs, optimization of existing drugs, and personalised medicine.

What does this master’s programme entail?

Despite major advances in drug-research, many common diseases such as cancers, neurological diseases, cardiovascular disease and other auto-immune diseases, lack effective treatment, or are found incurable. You are trained for a scientific career in drug research and development. Depending on your interest, you can choose from seven specialisations to further extend your scientific training and theoretical background.

Why study Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences at Leiden University?... [-]

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This programme will give you a thorough understanding of human health and disease. Through compulsory and elective courses and traineeships, you will develop a strong bas ... [+]

The Master Biomedical Sciences deals with all normal and abnormal processes in the human body. The primal goal of the program is to better understand diseases in order to improve existing therapeutic interventions and/or suggest new ones.

What does this master’s program entail?

The Master Biomedical Sciences deals with all normal and abnormal processes in the human body. The primal goal of the program is to better understand diseases in order to improve existing therapeutic interventions and/or suggest new ones.

Besides the common program, which teaches you the basic knowledge you need about research in Biomedical Sciences, your program is further defined by one of the specializations:... [-]

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September 2019
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The international Master's programme Vitality and Ageing looks in-depth at the ever growing ageing population. A challenge in many countries and a diverse, upcoming field ... [+]

Would you like to play a role in the health management of an ageing population? Increasing your knowledge of the biological, individual and population health aspects of vitality and ageing will form the ideal preparation to play a key role in improving the future of our ageing society!

What does this master’s programme entail?

There's more to growing old gracefully than staying as healthy as you can for as long as you can. For example, maintaining independence and continued participation in social activities are equally as important. As a student you will be working in a fast-paced interdisciplinary environment alongside top international experts as well as, students from various bachelor's and nationalities and older adults. Our internationally oriented master's programme will equip you with scientific insights on ageing, extensive training in transferable academic skills and career orientation!... [-]

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September 2020
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Full-time
1 year
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Discover the world at Leiden University

Leiden University
Address
Leiden: Academy Building, 1575 Rapenburg 73 2311 GJ Leiden
Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands
Leiden - Law
Address
Leiden - Law: Kamerlingh van Onnes Building Steenschuur 25 2311 ES
Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands
Leiden - Humanities
Address
Leiden - Humanities: Lipsius Building Cleveringaplaats 1 2311 BD
Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands
Leiden - Social and Behavioural Sciences
Address
Leiden - Social and Behavioural Sciences: Pieter de la Court Building Wassenaarseweg 52 2333 AK
Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands
Leiden - Archaeology
Address
Leiden - Archaeology Van Steenis Building Einsteinweg 2 2333 CC
Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands
Leiden – Science
Address
Leiden – Science Gorlaeus Building Einsteinweg 55 2333 CC
Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands
Leiden University College The Hague
Address
Koningin Julianaplein 10 2595 AA
The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
Leiden University College (BA/BSc Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global Challenges only)
Address
Leiden University College (BA/BSc Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global Challenges only) Anna van Buerenplein 301 2595 DG
The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
International Studies (BA only)
Address
International Studies (BA only) Lange Voorhout 44 2514 EG
The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands