Learn more about the educational institutions and student life in Leiden

Leiden University

Leiden University was founded in 1575 and is one of Europe’s leading international research universities. In 2022, it was ranked by Times Higher Education as number 71 in the world, out of more than 1,600 universities that were included in the rankings. It has seven faculties in the arts, sciences and social sciences, spread over locations in Leiden and The Hague. The University has over 6,500 staff members and 26,900 students. A special team at the Service Centre International Staff (SCIS) will be your guide throughout the whole process of your move to and stay in the Netherlands.

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Webster Leiden Campus

Webster Leiden offers English-taught Bachelors, Masters and certificate programs. Flexibility is vital for internationals who are constantly on the move. Webster's online classes and campuses in the US, Europe, Asia, and Africa make studying easier. Students come from over 60+ nationalities around the world.

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Hogeschool Leiden

The Leiden University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool) offers Bachelor´s and Master´s programmes, minors and courses for post-graduates. The University provides healthcare, social work, economics, technology, and education courses. The Hogeschool contains five faculties and offers English-taught minors.

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MBO Rijnland

MBO Rijnland is an educational institution for secondary vocational education, vocational secondary education, contract education and secondary general adult education (vavo). Students can follow a practical education and choose between 130 different MBO courses within 23 different fields of study. For instance, IT, Retail, Marketing & Sales, Tourism & Recreation and many more. Its education is flexible, organized on a small scale, and aims to build the foundation for an inclusive and sustainable society.

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Student Wellbeing

Being a student, and an international student in particular, comes with a lot of challenges. Taking care of your wellbeing is important to navigate these formative years. This is why the Municipality of Leiden along with its partners have built a platform to assess your wellbeing and give you resources to overcome the problems that might be affecting you. Visit Young In Leiden to access the self-test and find help.

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