Leiden University was the first university to be established in the Netherlands. William of Orange gave Leiden Academia Lugduno Batava in 1575, it is said in recognition of the city’s courageous resistance against the seige by the Spanish invaders.
Our teaching is characterised by individual attention for students, contact with diverse cultures and innovative teaching methods. Personal supervision and the binding study advice contribute to our success. Our teaching and research are closely interwoven.
As an alumnus you can come to the Career Services for career guidance for up to one year after graduation. A session with one of the career counsellors is free of charge. For workshops you pay the student rate.
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With many kilometres of beaches, hundreds of sights, excellent restaurants and lively cafés, the Hague really is a cool city to live in. However, arranging accommodation can demand a lot of time and effort for Dutch and international students. For this reason, finding a place to stay is one of the first things that need to be arranged when you are planning to study at Leiden University. But how do you actually find a room in The Hague?
The UBL owns a vast collection of scientific information, both on paper and online. Furthermore, UBL provides access to special collections of international allure. Among these are medieval manuscripts, archives, old prints, maps, sketches, drawings and photographs, both from the Western world and the Middle East and Asia.
Leiden University chose The Hague because the city’s identity complements the University. As a city of peace, justice and security and as a metropolitan area, The Hague provides plenty of opportunity for research and teaching. It is also the political and administrative heart of the Netherlands and a home to many international organisations. The teaching and research at Campus The Hague is closely linked to the city’s profile and is grouped into four key themes:
Overall, I enjoyed my time there a lot. I was given a lot of supervision and the professors were all interesting people with a lot to offer. Even though 1.5 years I spend studying online, I still received a lot of positive experience and find my social circle. I was also able to join the UNICEF student board and brought a lot of awareness about children rights as well as...
Interesting and engaging content that enhances critical thinking and general comprehension. The lecturers and guests lecturers are inspiring and are more than willing to communicate with students. The measures and solutions Leiden uni took during the Covid-19 were relatively efficient compared to many other Dutch universities. The university and its study coordinators are...
Leiden is very good university in terms of quality, but it does not include students as much as it should.
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