Universiteit Leiden

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Peace, Justice and Development (Advanced LL.M.)

Student Life

Leiden and The Hague are real student cities and has everything you’ll need to turn your time as a student into the time of your life.

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.

The Hague student city

The Hague is the International City of Peace and Justice and it’s home to countless embassies, political institutions and international courts. Leiden University’s The Hague Campus also boasts a distinctly international character. Nearly all our master's programmes there are taught in English, to students who come from all corners of the world. This is useful, to say the least, because it will give you the opportunity to quickly expand your own international network, something you will benefit from for your entire career. For those times when you’ve just finished an exam, for example, or you simply want to relax after a hard day’s studying, The Hague has plenty to offer. For some well-deserved rest and relaxation, in The Hague you’ll have easy access to some 11 kilometres of beaches, almost in your backyard.

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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