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Universiteit Leiden
Country Netherlands
City Leiden
Bachelor (foreigners)12,111 USD/year.
Master (foreigners)16,148 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens)2,500 USD/year.
Master (citizens)5,000 USD/year.
Cost of living $670-1,241 USD/Month.
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General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1575
Abbreviation LEI
Teachers 1,964
Students 22,490
Foreigners 7%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Colors Blue and white
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Bastion of Freedom
• Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap, Nederland
• European University Association (EUA)
• League of European Research Universities (LERU)
• Coimbra Group
• Europaeum
• Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)
World ranking84
Country ranking4
Academic Reputation77
Employer Reputation262
Quality of teaching377
International Faculty221
Citations per Faculty91
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities40
Engineering and Technology261
Life Sciences and Medicine58
Natural Science110
Social Sciences and Management126
Ranking in world by discipline
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking84
QS World University Rankings95
ARWU Academic Ranking82
Cost of living in Leiden
Expenses - USD/Month.Min.Med.
Accommodation 284 371
Food 187 417
Transportation 87 193
Communications and utilities 66 91
Clothing 24 93
Sports and leisure 21 76
Accommodation in Leiden USD/Month.
Shared room outside of centre287
Shared room in city centre375
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre565
1 bedroom apartment in city centre661
Alternative title
Arabic جامعة ليدن
German Universität Leiden
Spanish Universidad de Leiden
French Université Leiden
Japanese ライデン大学
Korean 레이던대학교
nl Universiteit Leiden
Portuguese Universidade de Leiden
Russian Лейденский университет
Chinese 莱顿大学
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Leiden University or Universiteit Leiden (LEI) - public higher education institution in Netherlands.

Leiden University - Description

Founded in 1575, Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. As reflected by its motto ‘Praesidium Libertatis’ (Bastion of Liberty), we have always been strongly committed to freedom of spirit, thought and expression. Over the years, this atmosphere of freedom of speech has proved an ideal environment for famous and outstanding scholars such as Descartes, Boerhaave, Einstein and several Nobel Laureates, to develop their theories. The Leiden experience is strongly characterized by our dedication to engage in and contribute to the demands and challenges of today’s globalised society. Our research-based education is traditionally innovative and multidisciplinary. Our students are motivated to be curious and to constantly question the essence of nature, the human mind and the complex interactions between their elements. They are offered the chance to develop their own talents and interests through a diverse range of academic opportunities and are encouraged to excel through participation in honours and research programmes.

Description of Leiden University

Brief statement/description of institution Leiden University (founded in 1575) is one of Europe’s foremost international research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts as well as for functions outside academia. The University has approximately 24,500 students (from 110 countries) and 5,500 staff members (including the academic staff of the Leiden University Medical Center). The University offers a varied range of 46 bachelor's and 73 master's programmes, and highly diverse PhD tracks as well as various interdisciplinary minors. In addition, Leiden University has (in the Honours Academy) a Pre-University College, an Honours College, Leiden Leadership Programme, and Leiden University College The Hague for excellent students. Leiden has elected to concentrate its research on 11 key profile areas, most of them with a strong multidisciplinary focus: Asian modernities and traditions; Bioscience: the science base of health; Brain function and dysfunction over the lifespan; Fundamentals of science; Global interaction of people, culture and power through the ages; Health, prevention and the human life cycle; Interaction between legal systems; Language diversity in the world; Political legitimacy: institutions and identities; Translational drug discovery and development; Vascular and regenerative medicine. These areas offer ample opportunity for first-class fundamental research, but they also have strong links with key issues prevalent in contemporary societies. Mission statement The guiding principles of the University are: · a strong international orientation· a research-intensive profile· education and research of the highest quality

Leiden University is proud of its core values:· freedom of spirit, thought and expression· independent development of knowledge· societal responsibility· integrity
The University’s motto is: Praesidium Libertatis, Bastion of Liberty. Mission:In the coming years, Leiden University aims to make major contributions to society in the areas of prosperity, well-being and culture. Talent is indispensable to realising these ambitions. The University is therefore committed to both recruiting and developing talented individuals, from secondary school pupils and university students to young researchers and academics.
Leiden University strives for an internationally recognised position as a top-ranking research-intensive university within the European Higher Education and Research Area. Leiden already has a leading position in a great many fields, including natural sciences, life sciences (the so-called Red Biotech), medicine, arts, social and behavioural sciences, international law, astronomy and non-Western languages. The University positions its degree programmes in an international context and guarantees their quality and standard in accordance with internationally accepted norms. Our graduates are therefore fully equipped to embark on both master’s and PhD degree programmes in the Netherlands and abroad.
Leiden University is a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), an alliance of leading research universities in Europe. The University also works closely with other partners such as Leiden’s Bio Science Park. With over 70 specialist businesses, this is the Netherlands’ largest knowledge cluster in the field of life sciences

Programs - Bachelor - Leiden University

Bachelor African Languages and Cultures
Bachelor Ancient Cultures of the Mediterranean World
Bachelor Arabic Language and Culture
Bachelor Archaeology
Bachelor Art History
Bachelor Astronomy
Bachelor Bio-Medical Sciences
Bachelor Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences
Bachelor Biology
Bachelor China, Languages and Cultures of
Bachelor Classics
Bachelor Comparative Indo-European Linguistics
Bachelor Computer Science
Bachelor Criminology
Bachelor Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology
Bachelor Dutch Language and Culture
Bachelor Dutch Studies
Bachelor Education and Child Studies
Bachelor Egyptian Language and Culture
Bachelor English Language and Culture
Bachelor French Language and Culture
Bachelor General, Comparative and Intercultural Literature
Bachelor German Language and Culture
Bachelor Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Bachelor History
Bachelor India and Tibet, Languages and Cultures of Indonesia, Languages and Cultures of
Bachelor Islamic Theology
Bachelor Italian Language and Culture
Bachelor Japan, Languages and Cultures of
Bachelor Korea, Languages and Cultures of
Bachelor Latin America/Spanish, Languages and Cultures of
Bachelor Law
Bachelor Life Science & Technology
Bachelor Linguistics
Bachelor Mathematics
Bachelor Medicine
Bachelor Mesopotamia and Anatolia, Languages and Cultures of
Bachelor Middle Eastern Studies
Bachelor Molecular Science & Technology
Bachelor Notarial Law
Bachelor Persian Language and Culture
Bachelor Philosophy
Bachelor Physics
Bachelor Political Science
Bachelor Psychology
Bachelor Public Administration
Bachelor Russian Studies
Bachelor Slavic Languages and Cultures
Bachelor South and Southeast Asian Studies
Bachelor Tax Law
Bachelor Theology
Bachelor Turkish Language and Culture
Bachelor World Religions Masters Degree Programs
Bachelor African Linguistics
Bachelor African Studies
Bachelor Air and Space Law
Bachelor Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory
Bachelor American History
Bachelor American Studies
Bachelor Analytical Biosciences
Bachelor Ancient History
Bachelor Applied Cognitive psychology
Bachelor Applied Mathematics
Bachelor Applied Neuroscience in Education and Child Studies
Bachelor Arabic Studies
Bachelor Arabic, Persian and Turkish Languages and Cultures
Bachelor Aramaic Languages and Culture
Bachelor Archaeology and Anthropology of Mesoamerica and the Andes
Bachelor Archaeology of East and Southeast Asia
Bachelor Archaeology of Egypt
Bachelor Archaeology of the Caribbean and Amazonia
Bachelor Archaeology of the Near East
Bachelor Architecture
Bachelor Area Studies: Asia and the Middle East
Bachelor Art in the Contemporary World
Bachelor Arts and Culture
Bachelor ASEAN Society, Economy and Politics
Bachelor Asian Studies
Bachelor Assyriology
Bachelor Astronomy and Education
Bachelor Astronomy and Science Communication and Society
Bachelor Astronomy and Science-Based Business
Bachelor Berber Languages and Linguistics
Bachelor Biblical Studies
Bachelor Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Education
Bachelor Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science Communication and Society
Bachelor Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science-Based Business
Bachelor Bioinformatics
Bachelor Biology and Education
Bachelor Biology and Science Communication and Society
Bachelor Biology and Science-Based Business
Bachelor Biomedical Sciences
Bachelor Biomedical Sciences Communication
Bachelor Biomedical Sciences Education
Bachelor Biomedical Sciences Management
Bachelor Biomedical Sciences Research
Bachelor Book and Digital Media Studies
Bachelor Chemistry
Bachelor Chemistry and Education
Bachelor Chemistry and Science Communication and Society
Bachelor Chemistry and Science-Based Business
Bachelor Child and Adolescent Psychology
Bachelor Child and Family Studies
Bachelor Chinese Economy and Business
Bachelor Chinese Studies
Bachelor Christianity
Bachelor Civiel recht
Bachelor Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology
Bachelor Classics and Ancient Civilisations
Bachelor Clinical and Experimental Linguistics
Bachelor Clinical and Health Psychology
Bachelor Clinical Child and Adolescent Studies
Bachelor Clinical Neuropsychology
Bachelor Clinical Psychology
Bachelor Coach for learning and development
Bachelor Cognitive Neuroscience
Bachelor Comparative Area Studies
Bachelor Comparative Politics and Democracy
Bachelor Computer Science and Science Communication and Society
Bachelor Computer Science and Science-Based Business
Bachelor Computer Science Theory and Advanced Technologies
Bachelor Core Computer Technologies
Bachelor Criminologie
Bachelor Crisis and Security Management
Bachelor Design and Decorative Art Studies
Bachelor Developmental Psychology
Bachelor Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies
Bachelor Digital Access to Cultural Heritage
Bachelor Drug Delivery Technology and Biopharmaceutics
Bachelor Dutch Politics
Bachelor Early Modern and Medieval Art
Bachelor Economic and Consumer Psychology
Bachelor Educational Master Humanities
Bachelor Educational Studies
Bachelor Egyptology
Bachelor Encyclopedie en filosofie van het recht
Bachelor English Language Acquisition
Bachelor English Linguistics
Bachelor English Literature
Bachelor English Philology
Bachelor Enlightenment and Modernism in Christianity and Judaism
Bachelor Environment and Development
Bachelor Ethics and Politics
Bachelor Europaeum programme European History and Civilisation: Leiden-Oxford-Paris Programme
Bachelor European and International Business Law
Bachelor European Governance
Bachelor European Law
Bachelor European Union Studies
Bachelor Evolution, Biodiversity and Conservation
Bachelor Field Archaeology
Bachelor Film and Photographic Studies
Bachelor Fiscaal recht
Bachelor Forensische criminologie
Bachelor French Linguistics
Bachelor French Literature
Bachelor French Literature and Linguistics
Bachelor German Linguistics
Bachelor German Literary and Cultural Studies
Bachelor Global Connections
Bachelor Health psychology
Bachelor Hebrew and Aramaic Languages and Cultures
Bachelor Hebrew Bible Studies
Bachelor Hebrew Languages and Cultures
Bachelor Heritage Management in a World Context
Bachelor Historical Archaeology
Bachelor History and Philosophy of the Sciences
Bachelor History of European Expansion and Globalisation
Bachelor History of Political Culture and National Identities
Bachelor History of the Book
Bachelor History:
Bachelor Human Bones Studies
Bachelor Human Origins
Bachelor ICT in Business
Bachelor Indian American Studies
Bachelor Indian and Tibetan Studies
Bachelor Indonesian and Malay Studies
Bachelor Indonesian Studies
Bachelor Industrial Ecology
Bachelor International Administration
Bachelor International Criminal Law
Bachelor International Relations
Bachelor International Relations and Diplomacy
Bachelor International Tax Law
Bachelor Islam in the Contemporary West
Bachelor Islamic Studies
Bachelor Italian Linguistics
Bachelor Italian Linguistics and Literature
Bachelor Italian Literature
Bachelor Japanese Studies
Bachelor Journalistiek en nieuwe media
Bachelor Korean Studies
Bachelor Languages and Cultures of Mesopotamia and Anatolia
Bachelor Latin American Studies
Bachelor Latin American Linguistics
Bachelor Latin American Literature
Bachelor Latin American Studies
Bachelor Learning Problems and Impairments
Bachelor Life Science and Education
Bachelor Life Science and Science Communication and Society
Bachelor Life Science Research and Development
Bachelor Life Science-Based Business Development
Bachelor Linguistics :
Bachelor Literary Studies
Bachelor Literature
Bachelor Material Culture and Artefact Studies
Bachelor Mathematics and Education
Bachelor Mathematics and Science Communication and Society
Bachelor Mathematics and Science-Based Business
Bachelor Media and Material Culture
Bachelor Media Technology
Bachelor Medicinal Chemistry
Bachelor Medieval and Early Modern European History
Bachelor Methodology and Statistics in Psychology
Bachelor Migration and Global Interdependence
Bachelor Modern Latin American History
Bachelor Moderne letterkunde
Bachelor Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
Bachelor Museums and Collections
Bachelor Nederlandse kunstgeschiedenis
Bachelor Nederlandse letterkunde
Bachelor Nederlandse taal en cultuur
Bachelor Nederlandse taalkunde
Bachelor New Testament and Early Christian Studies
Bachelor Occupational Health Psychology
Bachelor Ondernemingsrecht
Bachelor Oudere letterkunde
Bachelor Palaeoecology
Bachelor Palaeolithic Archaeology
Bachelor Peace, Justice and Development
Bachelor Persian Studies
Bachelor Pharmacology
Bachelor Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Culture
Bachelor Philosophy of Humanities
Bachelor Philosophy of Law
Bachelor Philosophy of Medical Sciences
Bachelor Philosophy of Natural Sciences
Bachelor Philosophy of Political Science
Bachelor Philosophy of Psychology
Bachelor Physics and Education
Bachelor Physics and Science Communication and Society
Bachelor Physics and Science-Based Business
Bachelor Political Behaviour and Communication
Bachelor Political Philosophy
Bachelor Political Science and Public Administration
Bachelor Politics and Bureaucracy
Bachelor Prehistoric Farming Communities
Bachelor Prehistory of Northwestern Europe
Bachelor Public International Law
Bachelor Public Policy, Lobbying and Media
Bachelor Public Sector Management
Bachelor Public sector management
Bachelor Publishing Studies
Bachelor Religion and Society
Bachelor Religion, Culture and Society
Bachelor Religious Studies
Bachelor Research in Astronomy
Bachelor Research in Chemistry
Bachelor Research in Experimental Physics
Bachelor Research in Physics, Casimir pre-PhD
Bachelor Research in Physics, Cosmology
Bachelor Research in Theoretical Physics
Bachelor Social and Organisational Psychology
Bachelor Staats- en bestuursrecht
Bachelor Statistical Science for the Life and Behavioural Sciences
Bachelor Straf- en strafprocesrecht
Bachelor Study of Art and Literature
Bachelor Taalkunde
Bachelor Teaching Art History and Cultural and Art Education
Bachelor Teaching Biology
Bachelor Teaching Business Economics
Bachelor Teaching Chemistry
Bachelor Teaching Chinese
Bachelor Teaching Classics
Bachelor Teaching Dutch
Bachelor Teaching Economics
Bachelor Teaching English
Bachelor Teaching French
Bachelor Teaching German
Bachelor Teaching History and Civics
Bachelor Teaching Mathematics
Bachelor Teaching Philosophy
Bachelor Teaching Physics
Bachelor Teaching Religious Studies
Bachelor Teaching Social Studies
Bachelor Teaching Spanish
Bachelor Teaching Turkish
Bachelor Theology and Religious Studies
Bachelor Theoretical Linguistics
Bachelor Town and Country
Bachelor Toxicology
Bachelor Translation Dutch-English-Dutch
Bachelor Turkish Studies
Bachelor Vaderlandse geschiedenis
Bachelor Veiligheidsbeleid en rechtshandhaving
Bachelor Vitality and Ageing Doctoral Programs
Bachelor Humanities
Bachelor Law PhD programmes
Bachelor Science
Bachelor Social and Behavioural Sciences
Bachelor Teaching
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