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Other modes of study

Study Abroad/Exchange

Exchange students come to Leiden University as part of a reciprocal exchange programme. These programmes allow for the mutual exchange of students to and from Leiden University. If there is no exchange agreement between Leiden University and your home university, you can apply for a Study Abroad programme for one or two semesters instead.

Read more about Study Abroad/Exchange.

Summer School

Studying through the summer? Leiden University offers a unique range of summer courses where you can broaden or deepen your knowledge or share your expertise with fellow students.

Read more about Summer Schools.


As a bachelor's student at Leiden University you can chose from a wide range of different areas for your optional subjects. You can use this opportunity to broaden or deepen your programme. A minor is one of the ways you can personalise your programme. 

Read more about Minors

Other modes of study

Would you like to follow a lecture series that particularly appeals to you, but without the obligations that usually go with it? Or do you want to study part time for a while? Take a look at the different options available to you: 

  • A la carte and contract students
  • Guest student
  • Higher education for mature students
  • Non-examination/Auditing student
  • Part-time student
  • Free Online Courses / MOOC


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