Leiden University

Leiden University

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Location 🌎

Language of instruction 💬

Eligible faculty 🎓

Leiden, Netherlands Dutch and English Open to all Faculties


Leiden University was founded in 1575 and is one of the leading international research universities in Europe. It has seven faculties and a campus in both Leiden and The Hague. Its motto is Praesidium Libertatis – Bastion of Freedom.

Leiden is a real student city. At least 10 per cent of the population are students, the city has over 20 student associations and its compact centre is full of cafés, many of which are popular haunts for students. The Hague, is the Netherlands’ fastest-growing student city, and as the seat of government and home to many consulates and international organisations, it boasts international allure. 

Important information

  • Check out Leiden's Welcome Service for incoming students.

  • This school is also a member of the EuroScholars program, a unique research abroad program designed for advanced and talented undergraduate students from US and Canadian institutions looking for an international research experience in Europe.

Term dates 

Semester 1

Semester 2

August - February February - July

*Semester and exam dates may vary from year to year. Please consult the Host institution's fact sheet, the Host institution's website, or the Host institution directly to confirm. 

Contact information

Team Lead - Mobility Team

Ms. Gaye Haken

Email: exchange [at] sea.liedenuniv.nl
Phone: +31 71 527 7781 



The information on this page is drawn from either the institution's fact sheet or their website as linked above.

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