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Crisis and Security Management (MSc)

Student life

The Hague is the international city of peace and justice, home to many international organisations, embassies and multinational corporations but also a fun student city filled with music, cafes, museums and the most popular beach in the Netherlands!

The Hague student city

Studying on the CSM means you have full access to all the services and facilities Leiden University offers. Leiden and The Hague, two great student cities just 10 minutes away by train! Leiden offers you the university’s libraries, student and cultural associations;  while the Hague is lively, close to the Netherlands’ most popular beaches,   a thriving hub of expat culture  and European politics and foreign affairs - with a great transportation system. More information here.

Sonja Albrecht

Student

Sonja Albrecht

''I love the mix of high rise and historic buildings in The Hague. There is a lot of greenery around the city and the beach is nearby, which is great.''

The fact that I can study in the Peace Palace library and do research in places where history was made in international law is amazing. I cannot believe that I can do that on a daily basis. We are located closely to the political center, so we often see prime-minister Mark Rutte pass by on his bike on this way to work. Furthermore, you get a lot of opportunities to meet important people, because they visit The Hague. Recently some students got the chance to meet Ban Ki-moon, secretary-general of the United Nations.

Study Association

The study association B.I.L. (abbreviation for Bestuurskundige Interfacultaire vereniging Leiden) organises activities, like ‘speed dates’ with companies and organisations, several networking events and company visits during the year (e.g. International Criminal Court) and a regular schedule of alumni dinners.. Participating in these activitities can give you contacts and insights into f your future possibilities as an alumnus or alumna.