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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 01/31/2018
02/21/2018 TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2019 01/31/2018
02/21/2018 01/23/2019 07/05/2019
NOTE: Leiden advises arriving during the third week in January (around January 23), in order to have time to get settled before orientation begins. Do not arrive over the weekend!
Fall Semester 2018 01/31/2018
02/21/2018 08/15/2018 12/23/2018
NOTE: Leiden recommends that students arrive at some point during the third week in August to get settled before orientation begins. Although the chance of having an exam on the final day is small, it’s recommended that you plan to be in Leiden until the last day. If possible, book a flight that you can change the return date for, and you can change the flight once your exam schedule is finalized.
Spring Mini-App 2019 09/17/2018
09/20/2018 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 01/30/2019 02/20/2019 TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2020 01/30/2019 02/20/2019 TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2019 01/30/2019 02/20/2019 TBA TBA

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Semester program Language of Instruction: English
Eligibility: Undergraduate Credits/Typical Courseload: 12-18
Prerequisite: Either GLS 101, 102, 110, 114, 116, or any ML course Housing: Dormitory/Residence
Program Advisor: Nicole Chininis Click here for a definition of this term Program Category: Partner
GPA Requirement: 3.0
Program Description:
Leiden, Netherlands

Leiden is 8 miles from the coast and less than 30 miles from Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. The center of the city is a mix of canals, 18th Century architecture, university facilities and student pubs and cafes, imparting a college-town feel with a unique historical quality. The university buildings are interspersed throughout the town itself, which makes students' residences within walking and cycling distance of the academic buildings and city shopping areas. The City of Leiden is conveniently located in the political, cultural and economic heart of the Netherlands.  Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht are just 30 minutes away by train, and The Hague and Schiphol International Airport is just a 15 minute train ride from Leiden.

University of Leiden

Leiden University is the oldest university in The Netherlands, founded in 1575 by Prince William of Orange. Today, Leiden is fully accredited modern university with an enrollment of over 18,000 students, including approximately 1,600 international students. 


Students at University of Leiden will have the opportunity to take classes alongside local Dutch students and other international students. Many courses are available in English. Courses are taught by a series of formal lectures/classes together with a strong emphasis on coursework outside class, including individual project work, group project work, computer skills, library work, and class presentations. Students may find they have more free time during the week with less day-to-day homework than they are used to, but professors may expect a great deal more from them on exams.

Accommodations and Meals

Leiden University does not own their own student accommodation; however, the housing agency DUWO offers furnished accommodation to international students. The staff at the university will help incoming students find a housing placement suitable to their needs. Student housing is only available to students who have a passport from outside of the Netherlands. Most student housing is in Leiden, but some students will be placed in The Hague once the housing in Leiden is full.  Students will be responsible to purchase and prepare their own food.