Why Leiden University
Leiden University offers ambitious students the latest knowledge and the freedom to develop their own area of expertise.
A top-ranked university
Leiden University's Humanities department consistently ranks in the top 30 Humanities faculties in the THE World University Rankings. At Leiden University, the oldest university in The Netherlands, learning incorporates the latest research and resources found nowhere else in the world, such as those of the famous Leiden University Library and its collections of original manuscripts and periodicals.
More options, more individual attention
The Linguistics programme is unique in the Netherlands in terms of the breadth and depth of its curriculum and has experts in the largest selection of languages in Europe. The flexible programme design means you have the freedom to tailor your degree to match your career goals. Leiden’s informal and student-focused learning environment is ideal for the pursuit of individual ideas and interests – you will find the support and encouragement here to make your mark in any endeavour you choose.
An excellent start to your career
Your qualification from Leiden University is respected by organisations worldwide. But that's not the only advantage of studying at Leiden. Our students learn how to become critical thinkers – a quality that will ensure they stand out in any future career.