Leiden University in The Netherlands is a comprehensive and research-intensive university with a 430-year history of producing outstanding graduates. The university fosters three guiding principles: an international orientation; research-intensive education; and maintenance of the high quality of education and research. Leiden University offers a wide variety of courses in English at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Leiden is a small and friendly town located just eight miles east from the North Sea coast, in between the cities of Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht. Life in Leiden is greatly influenced by the relatively large number of students, as most of them both live and study in the historic town of Leiden. Since Leiden is a small town, all the university buildings are within walking or cycling distance. Leiden has a wide range of delightful cafés, as well as a variety of international restaurants. It is also a museum city, boasting a total of twelve museums.
Studying abroad at Leiden University in The Netherlands is available as a semester abroad program in the Fall or Spring semesters or for a full academic year abroad.
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