Skip to content
Programs : Brochure
This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
ISEP Exchange - Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Layout wrapper table for buttons
Layout table containing buttons
Request Advising
Layout table containing buttons
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: ISEP 
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Fact Sheet: - unrelated header
Fact Sheet:
#i18n(14)# parameter/value output
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Language of Instruction: English
Housing: residence halls Current Class Standing: Junior, Sophomore
Area of Study: Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts-Art History, History, Humanities, Math, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies Program Category: Featured
Program Description:
Program Description:
coded studio abroad headerisep

studyabroad facebook twitter pinterest instagram wordpress


Leiden University

Fast Facts

Leiden, Netherlands (pop. 117,000)
Student Enrollment: 17,000
Language of instruction: Dutch, English
Tips for Finding Courses in the Netherlands


Leiden is a small town: all university buildings are within walking or cycling distance. Because of the safe environment and the individual approach, students tend to feel at home fairly quickly. The surroundings of Leiden offer a wide range of recreational possibilities. The North Sea with its scenic beaches and dunes is eight miles to the west of Leiden. Behind the dunes are holiday resorts which bustle with life during the summer; many of them are below sea level. To the northeast of Leiden are large lakes, which are excellent for sailing, windsurfing, rowing, and, sometimes, when it is cold enough, for ice-skating.

Program Type

Academic year or semester exchanges
ISEP-Direct academic year or semester programs

ISEP-Exchange for International students.
ISEP-Exchange for US students.
ISEP-Direct site for students from all member institutions.

Program Dates

Academic year: early September to late June; Semester 1: early September to late January; Semester 2: early February to late June.


Arts (African languages & cultures, Arabic, archaeology, art history, Chinese, Dutch, Dutch studies, Egyptian, English, French, German, history, Indian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American languages & cultures, linguistics, modern Persian, philology, Slavonic, Semitic, Soviet studies, Turkish); Interdisciplinary Programs (African studies, American studies, biotechnology, environmental studies, ethnic minorities, German studies, history of European expansion, international studies, lexicology, medieval studies & ancient cultures, management of arts & cultural activities, museology, performing arts); Law (administrative, Antillian, criminal, Dutch civil, East European, fiscal, foreign & comparative, human rights, international & European Community, political science); Mathematics and Natural Sciences (astronomy, biology, biopharmaceutical chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics); Philosophy; Archaeology (prehistoric, Native American); Social Sciences (cultural anthropology & social studies, educational & pedagogical sciences, political science, psychology, public administration); Theology (comparative study of religions, history of the church, history of religions, Islamic studies, New Testament, Old Testament, philosophy of religion, psychology & sociology of religion).

Courses taught in English

Leiden offers approximately 150 courses taught in English at the undergraduate level; all graduate courses are taught in English. Interdisciplinary courses are offered in the departments of Biomedical Sciences, Linguistics, Nano Science, Public Administration, Cultural Anthropology, History, Political Sciences, Psychology, English and American Literature and Studies, Dutch Studies, Middle East Studies, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Law.

Housing and Meals

Exchange students are housed in single-occupancy rooms with families or in student hostels/houses. A stipend for meals and accommodations is provided. Note: ISEP-Direct programs include tuition and room only: meals are not included.


Founded in 1575, Leiden University is known for the high quality of the education and research facilities provided. It is a fully accredited, classical university enrolling over 17,000 students. An increasing number of courses, in various disciplines, are being taught in English, as are all Master's degree programs. The university library contains a unique collection of old manuscripts and maps, and an elaborate collection of prints and drawings. There is an extensive collection of plants and herbs in the botanical gardens and the national herbarium.

ISEP-Exchange programs allow students to participate in reciprocal exchanges with students at ISEP member institutions worldwide, while paying their home university tuition. Students attending US universities that are ISEP-Exchange members are eligible to apply for these programs at other international ISEP-Exchange member universities. Chances of placement vary by location.

ISEP-Direct programs allow students to enroll directly in a host institution abroad, instead of exchanging places with another student. Chances of placement are typically excellent for qualified applicants and some sites offer special academic programs and excursions. Students attending US universities that are either ISEP-Exchange members or ISEP-Direct members can participate in ISEP-Direct programs abroad.

Visit the ISEP Directory Page for more info
Visit the ISEP Home Page





Dates / Deadlines: - unrelated header
Dates / Deadlines:
Tabular data for Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 03/12/2021 05/01/2021 TBA TBA
Layout wrapper table for buttons
Layout table containing buttons