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Student Research Mobility Programme (STREAM) is aimed at students who are keen to conduct research during their studies.

Linda Ravazzano

University of Milan

Linda Ravazzano

Research at Leiden University: “Taking part to the STREAM programme had been a great opportunity to work in a true research project inside an international research group. This experience not only made me grow up under an academic point of view, but also gave me the opportunity to discover a new country and to meet people from all over the world”.

Melissa Pont

University of Zurich

Melissa Pont

Research at Leiden University: "My supervisor was really nice and open, always motivated. I was free to create my own project, she was of course there to help me and give me advice but she also took my opinion into account. I have learned a lot and also improved my English. I had free time for myself in the evenings and on weekends, which allowed me to fully enjoy my stay”.

Roberta Sellaro

Assistant Professor, Leiden University

Roberta Sellaro

“I had the opportunity to supervise an amazing student, extremely motivated, very skilled, professional, and trustworthy. She designed an entire study on her own and managed to program a complex virtual reality task”.

Participating universities

STREAM is a student exchange programme between Leiden University and other European universities who are, like Leiden University, members of  LERU (League of European Research Universities).

The programme is intended for students who are registered in their 3rd, 4th or 5th year of study at one of the following universities: 

  • Université Paris-Saclay, France
  • Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Lund University, Sweden
  • Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Université de Genève, Switzerland
  • University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany

Please note, that mobility requests between institutions located in the same country are not allowed within the framework of the STREAM programme.

Projects Leiden University

Within STREAM, currently the following projects are offered at Leiden University:

Faculty of Science

Medicine (Leiden University Medical Center)

Faculty of Law

General requirements

General minimum requirements for students interested in conducting research at Leiden University within STREAM:

  • GPA of at least 3.2 (out of 4)
  • Minimum English level: B2
  • Only applicants nominated by their university will be considered.
  • Please note that some projects may have additional requirements.

Application procedures

  1. Ask the STREAM coordinator at your home university to submit your STREAM application to the STREAM coordinator at Leiden University.
  2. After receiving your application, the research department will take a decision on your application.
  3. Once your research project has been set up, we will invite you to submit an online application as follows:
    • Go to the Study abroad/exchange admission and application page
    • Complete all the steps listed under 'Step 2: Online application'. Note that as your application has been submitted by your home university STREAM coordinator, you do not need to submit a pre-application form.


Application deadlines of the fall semester (starting in September) is 1 April and the deadline for the spring semester (starting in February) is 1 October. You can find the deadlines for both nomination and online application on the Study abroad/exchange application deadlines page.

Partners STREAM

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