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We are very happy to welcome you to spend a semester or year studying with us at the Institute of Psychology. Here you will find practical information on studying Psychology in Leiden as an exchange student.

Introduction meeting

All exchange students coming from partner universities of the Institute of Psychology meet with our Exchange coordinator at the beginning of the semester to help you get settled in our faculty and to get your studies off to a good start.

You will be invited to this introduction meeting by email. During this meeting you will have the opportunity to ask questions, meet fellow Erasmus+ students studying Psychology and have your Erasmus+ documents signed (Learning agreements, Arrival or Attendance Forms).

Usefull app and websites

Our ICT services, including the Leiden University App, help to make studying easier. In the app you will find all kinds of services, which you can start using once you've received an ULCN account: 

As a student of Leiden University you will receive a uMail address, where you can log in with your ULCN account. All correspondence from the university will be sent via uMail. Make sure to check it regularly, so you stay informed. Tip: You can forward the mails to your private email address.

Leiden University offers a wide range of subjects in Psychology for Exchange and Study Abroad students. You will find more information about the content, books, learning outcomes, schedules and prerequisites in our online course Prospectus.

We use offline and online forms of education. Our online learning environment is Brightspace. Here, instructors place additional information about their course. To get an idea on how it works, watch this video about Brightspace.

For detailed instructions on how to use Brightspace, read the instruction manual at the Support Site Brightspace.

Psychology Books

The books you will be using can be ordered from the webstore of Labyrint, our Study Association. You receive a discount on books if you become a member of Labyrint

Labyrint ships the books abroad for €9,95. Due to the implications of the coronavirus, Labyrint's book distributor cannot ship books to all countries. For questions about this, you can contact the book distributor Studystore.


For some courses you will need to purchase readers. These readers are a type of syllabus which provides additional information or exercises for certain courses. The readers will be available online in the digital learning environment Brightspace.

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