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Student Information

When you have decided to participate in a Summer School of Leiden University, there are some matters you need to know before arrival. Please take a few minutes to read through the information here to find out what you can do from your side to smooth the process.

On this page you'll find more practical information on related to studying at Leiden University during the Summer:

  • Housing
  • Admission and tuition fees
  • Visas and permits
  • Facilities
  • Transportation


Every Summer School has its own housing protocol. To see if housing is included in your specific case, please see the page of the Summer School course you are interested in.

Admission and tuition fees

The specific (academic) entry requirements and tuition fees are provided with each Summer School course. Detailed information on the admission procedure and the tuition fees is to be found the page of the Summer School course you are interested in.

Visas and permits

If you are going to study in the Netherlands as a foreign student, you may need to apply for a visa before arrival and/or a residence permit after arrival. Whether or not you need these documents depends on your purpose of stay, the length of your stay and your nationality. If you need a visa and/or a residence permit, the the contact person of your Summer School course can assist you with both, provided that you are admitted and meet the requirements set by Immigration Services. 

Find more information about a visa and/or residence permit.


Leiden University provides high-quality service to the Leiden University community offering a range facilities, such as the University Library, the Leiden University Sports Centre and ICT facilities.


The cities of Leiden and The Hague have excellent connections to all main airports (Schiphol Airport 15 minutes) and railway stations in the Netherlands. Leiden and The Hague are located in the west of the Netherlands, near the coast of the North Sea, Amsterdam (30-45 minutes), and Rotterdam (20-35 minutes). Leiden and The Hague are situated near to each other (15 minutes). Most Summer School locations are within walking or cycling distance of the city centre. 

Hereby useful links to get here and to get around:

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