Leiden University has been elevating minds, pioneering research and having a real-world impact since 1575. Broaden your horizons through one of our 14 English-taught bachelor’s programmes.

Leiden University

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The Netherlands

Leiden University is located in both Leiden and The Hague.

Very Large Institution >30,000

18000

Undergraduate Students

Average Undergraduate Class Size

Varies per programme

Education Model

Leiden University offers a mix of focused, inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary programmes.

Selectivity

Somewhat Selective (50-75% admitted)
Selectivity depends on the programme.

Internships within degree

Yes - Some courses only, Most students will do internships extracurricularly, but ask per programme for options.

Study Abroad Available

Yes - Leiden University has over 200 partner institutions world-wide.

IB Grade Requirements

Passing grade, some programmes more selective

UFP Requirements

 

Cost of Tuition

2,168-15,000 Euros depending on the programme and nationality

Financial Aid Available?

Yes
The Holland Scholarship for non-EU/EEA students, 5000 Euro in year one only, competitive
www.duo.nl shows loan options for EU/EEA students

With two inspiring locations in the beautiful historic cities of Leiden and The Hague, Leiden University has a lot to offer: wonderful social, academic, and cultural student experiences. Leiden is a safe and friendly student town full of period canal-houses, windmills, national museums, markets and cafes. The Hague is the International City of Peace and Justice, and boasts international government and non-government organisations, multi-national companies and a myriad of cultural experiences. Study in an ideal setting to get the most out of student life while preparing for your international career.

Leiden University will contribute to your academic and your personal development. Besides attending lectures, you will be doing your own research into topics that are relevant to society today. Engage with our lecturers, who are renowned for their ground-breaking research and worldwide networks. Benefit from the personal and interactive classroom experience.

In its nearly 450 years of existence, our university has built a solid reputation. We invite you to follow in the footsteps of our 16 Nobel Laureates, and other notable alumni such as King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands, our current prime minister Mark Rutte and international DJ Armin van Buuren. Leiden University's good name will help you find a job after you graduate.

Your opinion matters. Whatever your views, whatever your faith, for us freedom of thought and opinion is key. Discover yourself. We would love to welcome you at Leiden University!

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Subjects

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World Top 100

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14th Most Innovative University in Europe (Reuters 2019)

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THE Reputation Ranking World Top 100

Anatomy & Physiology
World Top 100
Anthropology
World Top 50
Archaeology
World Top 10
Biological Sciences
World Top 100
Chemistry
World Top 200
Classics & Ancient History
World Top 10
Computer Science and Information Systems
World Top 300
Development Studies
World Top 50
Economics & Econometrics
World Top 500
Education & Training
World Top 100
English Language & Literature
World Top 100
Environmental Sciences
World Top 200
History
World Top 50
Law and Legal Studies
World Top 50
Linguistics
World Top 50
Mathematics
World Top 200
Medicine
World Top 100
Modern Languages
World Top 100
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
World Top 50
Physics & Astronomy
World Top 100
Politics
World Top 50
Psychology
World Top 100
Social Policy & Administration
World Top 50
Sociology
World Top 100
Statistics and Operational Research
World Top 200
Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies
World Top 100
Subject Name
Degree Area
African Studies
Language & Culture
American Studies
Language & Culture
Anthropology
Society & Social Sciences
Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies
Language & Culture
Archaeology
Society & Social Sciences
Art & Design
Art & Design
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Computing & ICT
Chinese Studies
Language & Culture
Computer Science
Computing & ICT
Data Science
Computing & ICT
Development Studies
Society & Social Sciences
Ecology & Conservation
Sciences
Economics
Society & Social Sciences
English Literature and/or Language
English & Media
Environmental Science
Sciences
History
Society & Social Sciences
History of Art
Society & Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Study of Global Challenges
Society & Social Sciences
International Relations
Society & Social Sciences
Japanese
Language & Culture
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Linguistics
Language & Culture
Modern Languages Mixed
Language & Culture
Music
Performing Arts
Philosophy
Society & Social Sciences
Politics
Society & Social Sciences
Psychology
Society & Social Sciences
Social Policy
Society & Social Sciences
Sociology
Society & Social Sciences
Urban Planning
Society & Social Sciences

Attend an information activity

Leiden University offers many options to delve deeper into our programmes, student life and more. Attend our Online Open Days, Webinarweek, or Online Experiences. There are virtual tours, Experience Days and other options available too!

Chat with a student

Chat with any of our current student ambassadors from our 14 English-taught programmes. Find out what it's like to study in Leiden and The Hague, straight from the source!