Universiteit Leiden

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Dutch Studies (BA)

Student life

Leiden student city

Leiden is a lively university city that’s brimming with history and with a ubiquitous student culture. Leiden University is renowned for its many student associations, organised around sports, music and social clubs, as well as cultural associations. These associations will also give you access to a sizeable network, which will be very useful if you’re looking for accommodation or if you want to make new friends. A compact and manageable city, it’s never more than a short bike ride from your accommodation to the University.

The Leiden experience

International student Anna made a video about her Leiden experience.

Laura Pereira

First year student

Laura Pereira

"Leiden is a great student city. There is a lot to do and there are many international students. There are some international student clubs that organise different events for international people that are studying abroad, I like to join their events. Besides that, I am also meeting a lot of Dutch people, it’s nice to speak Dutch with them. Yes, I really like it here in Leiden."

Liran Spiegel


Liran Spiegel

"I really like Leiden. It’s a really old city with the typical Dutch vibe. It’s kind of a small Amsterdam, not so busy and crowded, but still full of history."

Study association

While the Dutch Studies programme does not have a specific study association, you have plenty of opportunities to deepen your whole study and broaden your social life by joining one of many Student Associations

And check the Dutch Studies/Nederlandkunde page on Facebook to see the extracurricular activities in the programme.

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