Leiden University

Netherlands Netherlands

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Broaden horizons with over 50 bachelor’s or 79 master’s programmes at Leiden University 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

Curious, critical and involved in the world around?

At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, students can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national and international challenges facing modern society. Together with academics and fellow students from all over the world, students will actively address these challenges.

Leiden keeps an open mind, so that students do not shy away from difficult discussions and allows them the space to disagree. Leiden expects the same active, open-minded and critical attitude from its students.

Leiden challenges students to look beyond their own boundaries. It welcomes anyone who wants to achieve their full potential. Its modest community size in the historical cities of Leiden and The Hague creates a highly personal and committed atmosphere.

Students will also be encouraged to conduct research in cooperation with eminent and enthusiastic scholars. The knowledge and skills students develop at Leiden will benefit them for the rest of their life, regardless of the career path they choose.

Leiden maps out a learning path that suits students and their ambitions.

 

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English score required

Minimum IELTS score

Postgraduate

6.5

Undergraduate

6.5

Minimum TOEFL IBT

Postgraduate

90

Undergraduate

90

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Key facts and figures at Leiden University

Rankings

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021
Source: THE

70

OVERALL SCORE

66.7%

TEACHING

45.6%

INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

82.2%

INDUSTRY INCOME

72.6%

RESEARCH

66%

CITATIONS

84.1%
QS World University Rankings 2021
Source: QS

128

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020
Source: ARWU

80

Student life in numbers

COSTS PER YEAR*
LIVING COSTS

€13,836

AVERAGE PRIVATE RENT

€4,125

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

€11,800

POSTGRADUATE

€18,820

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

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