Leiden University

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Key Statistics

  • 21,222
  • 17.1
    Student:Staff Ratio
  • 10%
    International Students
  • 59 : 41
    Female:Male Ratio

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About Leiden University

Leiden University (founded in 1575) is one of Europe’s foremost international research universities. The university comprises seven faculties: Archaeology, Campus The Hague, Humanities, Law, Medicine/Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Science, and Social and Behavioural Sciences. Leiden also has a Graduate School of Teaching (ICLON) and an honours academy. The university offers a varied range of 46 bachelor’s and 73 master’s programmes, and 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 University is striving for a leading position in the areas of teaching innovation and online higher education.

The city is Leiden's "campus", as befits the institution's status as a gift to the citizens by William of Orange in 1575 for withstanding a siege by the Spanish. It has some 17,000 students and 4,000 academic staff in six faculties of archaeology, humanities, law, medicine, mathematics and natural sciences, and social and behavioural sciences.


P.O. Box 9500
2300 RA Leiden