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Public Management and Leadership (MSc)

Career preparation

Leiden University offers you several services related to career orientation and job application skills.

Leiden University Career Zone

The Leiden University Career Zone is an online portal that combines useful information and tools to help Leiden University students and alumni with career preparation and planning. It includes:
•    Career Route planner: plan your route through your studies
•    Leiden University Job Portal: find relevant vacancies
•    Alumni Mentor network: get in touch with 650 alumni

Career Service FGGA

The Faculty Governance and Global Affairs has its own Career Service. The Career Service offers support if you have questions about your career, personal profile, labour market or job applications. They organise skills workshops, career events, sessions with a career counsellor and CV, cover letter and LinkedIn checks. 

Career Preparation MPA

The Career Preparation MPA programma equips students with the knowledge, skills and tools to make a good head start on the labour market, in the Netherlands or abroad. The programme is organised largely online to enable students to follow the (sub-)modules independently at their own pace and time. When they have completed the programme, they are able to position themselves in the labour market and target their dream job(s) effectively.


Internships give you the opportunity to learn more about a job, organisation or sector. You can choose to do an internship during or after you complete the Master of Public Administration. For more information, please visit this website. Please consult the study advisers to learn more about the possibilities.

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