Leiden University

Netherlands

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THE World Ranking: 67

Broaden your horizons with Leiden University’s 50+ bachelor’s or 78 master’s programmes in the beautiful historic cities of Leiden and The Hague.

  • Leiden University - nearly 450 years of solid reputation
  • International perspective; multicultural student body
  • Globally renowned and socially relevant research
  • Highly recognised programmes - better career prospects
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About Leiden

What comes to mind when you think about Holland? Tulips? Windmills? How about Education?

The Netherlands is renowned for high-quality programmes which provide excellent value for today’s graduate students. Leiden University is the oldest university in this country, translating long-standing tradition and cutting-edge research into a world-wide reputation for excellence.

Why Leiden?

  • English-taught: A broad range of English-taught bachelor’s, master’s and PhD programmes are offered; knowledge of Dutch is not necessary.
  • International: Students from over 115 different nationalities are represented.
  • Location: Campuses are located in the safe and historical cities of Leiden and The Hague, right in the heart of Europe.
  • Reputation: Founded in 1575, this internationally renowned University is home to 16 Nobel Laureates.
  • Ranking: The University is consistently highly ranked in a number of global ranking tables such as The Times Higher Education, QS World University Rankings and the Shanghai Ranking.
  • Recognition: Leiden University is recognised by the Dutch Ministry of Education and its programmes accredited by the NVAO (Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation).
  • Flexible: Programmes offer flexibility in choosing subjects related to your interests, in addition to core subjects.
  • Personal: Interaction and debate between students and the professor is encouraged. Staff members are ready to assist students, creating a personal learning environment and community.
 

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Studying at Leiden

Research

Fees & Admissions

Leiden and The Hague

Housing and Facilities

English score required

Minimum IELTS score

Postgraduate

7.5

Undergraduate

6.5

Minimum TOEFL IBT

Postgraduate

113

Undergraduate

90

Key facts and figures at Leiden University

Rankings

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018
Source: THE

67

OVERALL SCORE

66%

TEACHING

44.6%

INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

70.5%

INDUSTRY INCOME

78.8%

RESEARCH

63.2%

CITATIONS

87.8%
QS World University Rankings 2017-2018
Source: QS

109

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017
Source: ARWU

88

Student life in numbers

COSTS PER YEAR*
LIVING COSTS

€13,860

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

€6,000

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

€10,500

POSTGRADUATE

€17,010

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

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