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IncLUsion is a student initiative that enables refugee students, who are unable to enrol in regular education, to follow single courses at Leiden University free of charge. Whether you are in a refugee centre or just setting up in your new home, IncLUsion offers you the opportunity to gain knowledge and keep busy, whilst learning more about Dutch education and society.

What is offered?

Single courses

You can follow up to two undergraduate (English-taught) courses per semester. Note that these are single one-semester courses and not part of a degree programme. Upon successful completion you will be awarded a certificate. Courses are free of charge.

In your application you will be asked to indicate the area of study you are interested in. The IncLUsion team will then do its best to match you to available courses, depending on your background and the opinion of course coordinators.

Social support

In addition to attending classes, you will have the opportunity to join in social activities with fellow students. There is also a team of buddies on hand to introduce you to the academic world of Leiden University.

Who can join?

The IncLUsion programme is intended for refugee students who are unable to enrol on a regular study programme. Priority is given to applicants who have not yet been granted a Dutch residence permit. You must have previously followed university-level education and have a good command of English.

How to apply?

Applications for the upcoming semester are now closed. You can sign up for the fall semester via this page later in the year.

After application, if you meet all criteria, you will be invited for an interview during which your academic background and English skills will be evaluated. The IncLUsion team and course coordinators will then decide whether you can be admitted to courses in your area of interest and provide you with further details.

More information

If you have any questions about IncLUsion, please send a mail to: student@inclusionleiden.nl

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