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Leiden University


Leiden, Netherlands

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Times Higher Education 67
QS World University 118
Shanghai 74
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About Leiden University
Leiden University was founded in 1575 and is one of Europe’s leading international research universities. It has seven faculties in the arts, humanities and sciences, spread over locations in Leiden and The Hague. The University has over 6,700 staff members and 29,520 students. The motto of the University is 'Praesidium Libertatis' – Bastion of Freedom.The university is member of several international university networks. Membership in the League of European Research Universities is of particular strategic importance for Leiden University.Leiden University’s knowledge and expertise has a strong international focus. We have built strengths on important regions in the world such as Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. We explore these regions from a wide range of perspectives: political, legal, cultural, environmental or historical.The University focuses its efforts on achieving the maximum impact from its research and teaching – academic, cultural, societal and economic.
Degree Offered
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University Setting Urban
Major City The Hague
Nearest Airports Rotterdam (32 Miles)
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Key Facts and Figures
Total Students 29,542
International Students Not Available
Courses 161+
Acceptance Ratio 50%
Estimated Expenses Per Year
Expenses Per Year Cost in EUR in INR (Approx.)
Room and Board 6000 EUR 4.74 Lakhs
Books and Supplies 4000 EUR 3.16 Lakhs
Course Fee 36600 EUR 28.91 Lakhs
Total Costs 46600 EUR 36.81 Lakhs
Why should you consider Leiden University?
  • In 2012 Leiden University and the LUMC commissioned BiGGAR Economics to carry out a study of their economic impact.
  • Student Per Staff Ratio of the University is 16.
  • Leiden University is placed in the top 100 in the world in four leading international rankings.
  • Leiden University is in 99th place in the Leiden Centre for Science and Technology Studies ranking for 2019.
  • Leiden is a real student city with a friendly and compact centre where you’ll find everything a student is likely to need.

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Address / Geo Location
Rapenburg 70, Leiden, 2311 EZ
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