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The Hague student city

The Hague is the Netherlands’ fastest-growing student city, offering great study and career opportunities to students from all over the world.

Upcoming student city

The Hague is Leiden University’s second location and it welcomes more and more students every year. Six of the seven Leiden University faculties in The Hague Campus are now active there. The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs is completely and exclusively located in The Hague.

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Leiden’s big brother

As the Netherlands’ third city, The Hague is a lot bigger than Leiden. Yet all the University buildings are within walking distance of one another in The Hague’s city centre. Travelling regularly between Leiden and The Hague is no problem, because it’s just 11 minutes away by train. This is ideal if you decide to live in Leiden and you have to attend lectures in The Hague, or vice versa!

International character

The Hague is the International City of Peace and Justice and it’s home to countless embassies, political institutions and international courts. Leiden University’s The Hague Campus also boasts a distinctly international character. Nearly all our master's programmes there are taught in English, to students who come from all corners of the world. This is useful, to say the least, because it will give you the opportunity to quickly expand your own international network, something you will benefit from for your entire career.

The Hague

Close links between education, business and politics

The Hague is the beating heart of Dutch politics and home to several international judicial organisations, such as Europol and the International Criminal Court. Moreover, many multinationals are also headquartered in The Hague. For you as a masters’ student this can only be seen as good news, because professionals from these environments regularly present guest lectures. What’s more, it also makes it a lot easier to find yourself a suitable internship.

Beach in your backyard

For some well-deserved rest and relaxation, in The Hague you’ll have easy access to some 11 kilometres of beaches, almost in your backyard. And during the summer there are some great beach parties going on there.

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Sights for sore eyes

There is also so much to see in The Hague in your spare time. Such as the Peace Palace, the Mauritshuis, Noordeinde Palace, the Binnenhof, Madurodam and the Pier. Have a look at the top 10 must-see list of The Hague.  

Going out

For those times when you’ve just finished an exam, for example, or you simply want to relax after a hard day’s studying, The Hague has plenty to offer. Like Millers or Danzig on the square, for example, or you can go with friends to Paard van Troje (Trojan Horse), a celebrated local pop temple near the Grote Markt. And remember, Thursday evening is student evening.

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