Exchange and study abroad students
No exchange programmes first semester academic year 2020 – 2021
Educational exchange programmes within and outside Europe will not go ahead in the first semester. This applies to both incoming and outbound exchange students. The decision 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 a great deal of uncertainty will continue to exist in the coming months concerning the health situation, travel advice and whether education will be offered online or face to face at universities in the Netherlands and abroad. We realise that this is extremely disappointing. Depending on how the corona situation develops, we anticipate that exchange will be possible in the second semester.
The university will contact all exchange students and partner organisations. If you have further questions, please get in touch with your contact person within 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.