Leiden University was the first university to be established in the Netherlands. William of Orange gave Leiden Academia Lugduno Batava in 1575, it is said in recognition of the city’s courageous resistance against the seige by the Spanish invaders.
Our teaching is characterised by individual attention for students, contact with diverse cultures and innovative teaching methods. Personal supervision and the binding study advice contribute to our success. Our teaching and research are closely interwoven.
As an alumnus you can come to the Career Services for career guidance for up to one year after graduation. A session with one of the career counsellors is free of charge. For workshops you pay the student rate.
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With many kilometres of beaches, hundreds of sights, excellent restaurants and lively cafés, the Hague really is a cool city to live in. However, arranging accommodation can demand a lot of time and effort for Dutch and international students. For this reason, finding a place to stay is one of the first things that need to be arranged when you are planning to study at Leiden University. But how do you actually find a room in The Hague?
The UBL owns a vast collection of scientific information, both on paper and online. Furthermore, UBL provides access to special collections of international allure. Among these are medieval manuscripts, archives, old prints, maps, sketches, drawings and photographs, both from the Western world and the Middle East and Asia.
Leiden University chose The Hague because the city’s identity complements the University. As a city of peace, justice and security and as a metropolitan area, The Hague provides plenty of opportunity for research and teaching. It is also the political and administrative heart of the Netherlands and a home to many international organisations. The teaching and research at Campus The Hague is closely linked to the city’s profile and is grouped into four key themes:
The experience to study online was and still is excellent. At first I was rather sceptical about studying online because I was only used to the classic on site mode. However it turned out to be well structured, very efficiently and methodical. You can study at your own pace and that means I my case late at night since I have to work hard during the day. The exams are...
LUC, and the Liberal Arts programme specifically, has offered me an refreshing educational experience, combining a rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum and a critical vision about the world. The instructors I have had are the most inspiring. I have witnessed my peers' and my own intellectual and personal growth here at LUC. To me, the past three years has been definitely...
I actually almost finished two degrees at this university. A bachelors in Public Administration and Middle Eastern studies. I overall like this university, however the diversity is really missing. I’m from a Turkish immigrant family and the highest anyone has studies is high school. The students at this university were all from different households. However, the school is...
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