Leiden Law School represented at Study in Holland Fair in Greece
The ‘international classroom’ is important for our faculty. Students have the opportunity to expand their awareness and understanding of other cultures and it helps to advance critical thinking and develop an appreciation of different perspectives. For these reasons, we also go abroad to recruit students for our English language programmes.
Greece is one of the countries where our faculty is active in student recruitment. We currently have 252 Greek students at our university. Each year, the Embassy of the Netherlands in Greece and the Netherlands Institute in Athens organise the Study in Holland Fairs in Athens and Thessaloniki.
This year, once again, our faculty participated at these fairs together with the faculties Social and Behavioural Sciences, Humanities and Science. The interest this year was overwhelming: no fewer than 1230 visitors came on the first day to find out more about studying in the Netherlands. In particular our English-language Master’s and Advanced Master’s programme are very popular.
There were also lots of visitors on the second day and the fair on Thessaloniki (organised at our partner Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) was also popular.
The international orientation of the faculty is paying off, Head of Office for International Education Anette van Sandwijk remarks. 'On the way back to the airport I was actually stopped by someone who said “nice to see you, I attended your presentation about studying in Leiden in Athens”. So you see, it’s a small world!'
We look forward to welcoming many more new Greek students this summer.