Universiteit Leiden

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Welcome to Leiden University

Welcome to Leiden University! We are delighted that you are interested in taking your PhD at our University.

By doing a PhD at Leiden University, you will be able to:

  • Partake in fundamental research
  • Enjoy teaching benefits from quality research
  • Receive PhD training in specialized schools and institutes
  • Stay at the forefront of cutting-edge scientific and high-tech developments

“As a research university, Leiden University believes fundamental research is crucial to the development of modern society and the future prosperity of mankind. As a complement to our centuries-old cultural tradition, Leiden is a leader in cutting edge scientific and high-tech developments.”

“Leiden University is proud of its strong international partnerships and has a firmly established international position among the top research institutes. Many international researchers and students work and study here, and the University enjoys numerous valuable and fruitful contacts with academic establishments around the globe.”

  • Reside in Leiden, a dynamic, friendly, historic and well situated city

In short, Leiden offers an attractive learning and research environment with extensive high-level international contacts across all fields of research.

Two students cycling along a canal in the city centre