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Exchange and study abroad students

No exchange programmes in first and second semester of academic year 2020 - 2021


All educational exchange programmes within and outside Europe have been cancelled in both the first and second semester. This applies to both incoming and outbound exchange students, but does not apply to international students who are commencing or continuing an entire bachelor’s or master’s programme.

The Executive Board has taken this decision as the uncertainty surrounding the public health situation, travel advice and capacity constraints at universities in the Netherlands and abroad is likely to continue over the coming months. We realise that this is extremely disappointing.


The University will contact all exchange students and partner organisations. If you have further questions, please get in touch with your contact person at your organisation.

The information on these pages is intended for incoming exchange students. That is to say, international students who are spending one or two semesters at Leiden University on an exchange or study abroad programme.  

Here you can find a wealth of information on practical issues, ranging from pre-departure preparations to receiving your transcript at the end of your studies. Find out about matters such as registering for courses, taking care of paperwork and who to contact in case of difficulties. 

Leiden University students who want to go abroad as part of their study programme should instead visit our pages on studying abroad.

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