Universiteit Leiden

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Master European Law - Leiden University

European Law (LL.M.)

Student Life

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.

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Join one of our study associations!

Joining a study association may be a great way to enhance your Leiden experience even more. Make new connections and broaden your knowledge through a study association. Leiden Law School has 2 study associations for international students.

  • The activities organised by ELSA Leiden can be divided into three categories: Academic Activities, Seminars & Conferences and STEP (Student Trainee Exchange Programme). Are you a law student and would you like to participate in study-related and social activities, make contacts across Europe and learn more about other cultures? Become a member of ELSA!
  • Sophia is Leiden Law School’s International Study Association for international students at Leiden Law School. It is the international branch of Grotius which is the Dutch Law Study Association. Sophia is derived from the Greek word ‘sophos’(σοφός), which means wisdom and was founded in the summer of 2014. Sophia’s two goals are to create more interaction between Dutch law students and international law students and to organise interesting and more intellectual minded activities for the international law students.

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