Universiteit Leiden

Studying at Leiden University

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Do you want to know the best reasons to study at Leiden University or want to know what's it like to live in the student cities Leiden or The Hague? Our students tell you why you have to choose Leiden University to study your bachelor's programme.

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6 reasons to choose Leiden University

  • Our university is the oldest university in the Netherlands and enjoys an excellent reputation built up over more than four centuries. 

  • A top-ranked university: for many years we’ve been among the top 100 universities in 3 prominent international rankings.

  • We offer upwards of 50 bachelor’s programmes, 14 of which are English taught: you’re certain to find one that suits you.

  • You receive a truly international experience with almost 4.000 international students and 120 nationalities.

  • We give our students and researchers the space and the resources to excel. Maybe you’ll be the 17th Leiden alumnus to win a Nobel Prize.

  • Leiden and The Hague are real student cities and have everything you’ll need to turn your time as a student into the time of your life.

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