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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.

Intake appointment

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.

Make an appointment

Please fill in the form to make an appointment.

These intake appointments will take place by appointment in the 2nd week of the semester. You must bring your learning agreements and other Erasmus documents like Arrival or Attendance Forms requiring signature to these appointments. Students will receive an invitation to make an appointment in August/January depending on the semester you are studying in Leiden. Please do not sign up for an intake appointment if your studies at Leiden University are not on the basis of an agreement with our Institute of Psychology.

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 catalogue e-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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