Comparative Criminal Justice (MSc)
Leiden is a real student city and has everything you’ll need to turn your time as a student into the time of your life.
Small-scale and central
Leiden is a winning combination of small and fun, yet big in character. Thanks to its compact layout, it’s never more than a short bike ride from your accommodation to the University. It’s also centrally located among the Netherlands’ main cities. You can cycle to the beach in 30 minutes, while Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam can all be reached by train in 30 minutes
Leiden student city
Leiden University has contributed to the city’s unique atmosphere for over 400 years. The city’s historical centre is full of student associations, student accommodation and university buildings.
With its many pubs, cafés, restaurants, theatres and museums, there’s always something to do. Leiden is a winning combination of small and fun, yet big in character as a student city. Thanks to its compact layout, it’s never more than a short bike ride from your accommodation to the University, and you’ll always see someone you know along the way.
Welcome and orientation programme
In August and February each year, Leiden University hosts the English-language Orientation Week Leiden (OWL), which welcomes both international and Dutch students. The OWL is an excellent way to get to know Leiden University, the city and to meet other students.