Leiden University

Netherlands

Public

Leiden University

Leiden, Netherlands

Public

19.4:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

40:60

Male: Female Ratio

63%

Acceptance Rate

19.4:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

40:60

Male: Female Ratio

63%

Acceptance Rate

History, Affiliations and Rankings

Leiden University is a public higher education and research institution in Leiden, Netherlands. It was founded in 1575. It is one of the most renowned universities in and around Europe. It was founded by William, Prince of Orange and is the country's oldest institution, known for its major foundations, student-run bodies, and emphasis on social sciences. It is a Coimbra Group recognized member and a founder member of the League of European Research Universities. According to the QS World Rankings 2021, the university is ranked #128 and #71 as per Times Higher Education across the globe. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The university does not have a central campus; instead, its buildings are spread around Leiden. Notably, university buildings such as Gravensteen are among the oldest, although Gorlaeus and Lipsius are more recent additions. The university has a huge campus in The Hague that houses Global Studies, the College of Governance and Global Affairs, sciences, and Liberal Arts, as well as six of the seven faculties. Science, Archaeology, Medicine, Law, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Public Administration, Political Science, Arts and Humanities are among the seven faculties. In total, the university maintains 29 research institutions in Leiden and the Hague. Additionally, the university has a variety of resources to assist students with their studies. LEI provides more than 100 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programmes across a wide variety of fields. The university has over 50 academic departments and over 40 national and international research institutes. 

Accomplishments and Alumni 

LEI has a 109,000-strong global alumni network. It has produced a number of students with personal ties to Dutch Royal, including Queen Beatrix, Queen Juliana, and King Willem-Alexander. Some of the notable names from the university’s large alumni base includes politicians such as current Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Dutch Physicist Hendrik Lorentz and Dutch Computer Scientist Edsger W. Dijkstra. 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

LEI is a diverse community of 29,542 students representing 129 different nations. It employs about 6,700 people, including skilled and competent affiliates. 

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

Leiden University is a public higher education and research institution in Leiden, Netherlands. It was founded in 1575. It is one of the most renowned universities in and around Europe. It was founded by William, Prince of Orange and is the country's oldest institution, known for its major foundations, student-run bodies, and emphasis on social sciences. It is a Coimbra Group recognized member and a founder member of the League of European Research Universities. According to the QS World Rankings 2021, the university is ranked #128 and #71 as per Times Higher Education across the globe. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The university does not have a central campus; instead, its buildings are spread around Leiden. Notably, university buildings such as Gravensteen are among the oldest, although Gorlaeus and Lipsius are more recent additions. The university has a huge campus in The Hague that houses Global Studies, the College of Governance and Global Affairs, sciences, and Liberal Arts, as well as six of the seven faculties. Science, Archaeology, Medicine, Law, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Public Administration, Political Science, Arts and Humanities are among the seven faculties. In total, the university maintains 29 research institutions in Leiden and the Hague. Additionally, the university has a variety of resources to assist students with their studies. LEI provides more than 100 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programmes across a wide variety of fields. The university has over 50 academic departments and over 40 national and international research institutes. 

Accomplishments and Alumni 

LEI has a 109,000-strong global alumni network. It has produced a number of students with personal ties to Dutch Royal, including Queen Beatrix, Queen Juliana, and King Willem-Alexander. Some of the notable names from the university’s large alumni base includes politicians such as current Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Dutch Physicist Hendrik Lorentz and Dutch Computer Scientist Edsger W. Dijkstra. 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

LEI is a diverse community of 29,542 students representing 129 different nations. It employs about 6,700 people, including skilled and competent affiliates. 

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International Students %

19%

International Students %

19%

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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

Rankings

440

Global Ranking

QS-2022

351-400

Global Ranking

Times-2022

440

Global Ranking

QS-2022

351-400

Global Ranking

Times-2022

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Scholarships

These scholarships are offered to students who pursue full-time programs at the institute.

Eligibility

Excellent academic background.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted through the institute.

The Erasmus+ Grant

The Erasmus+ Grant

These scholarships are offered to students who pursue full-time programs at the institute.

Eligibility

Excellent academic background.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted through the institute.

This scholarship is awarded to full-time students enrolled at the institute.

Eligibility

Excellent academic background.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

This scholarship is awarded to full-time students enrolled at the institute.

Eligibility

Excellent academic background.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

This scholarship is intended for full-time international students who would pursue an English-taught full-time program at Leiden University.

Eligibility

Excellent Academic background.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

This scholarship is intended for full-time international students who would pursue an English-taught full-time program at Leiden University.

Eligibility

Excellent Academic background.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

This scholarship is awarded to full-time students enrolled at the institute.

Eligibility

Excellent academic background.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

This scholarship is awarded to full-time students enrolled at the institute.

Eligibility

Excellent academic background.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

This scholarship is intended for full-time Leiden University students who want to study, undertake research, or do an internship at an institution or company outside the EEA.

Eligibility

Excellent Academic background.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

This scholarship is intended for full-time Leiden University students who want to study, undertake research, or do an internship at an institution or company outside the EEA.

Eligibility

Excellent Academic background.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

Application Process

  • Visit the official website of the institution. 
  • Click on 'Apply Now' or 'Register Here'
  • Complete filling your education history with all the qualifications.
  • Fill in the details of your employment history.
  • Fill in your personal statement.
  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fees.

Click Here to apply through the official website of the college.

Documents Required

Documents Required

  • All official academic Transcripts and grade cards
  • Passport size photographs 
  • Passport photocopy
  • Visa
  • Updated CV/Resume
  • English Language Proficiency Test Scores
  • Letter of Recommendations
  • Statement of Purpose

Admission Requirements

FAQs

A diploma that is at least equal to the Dutch pre-university diploma is the minimal prerequisite for entrance to any bachelor's degree at Leiden University (VWO).
A diploma that is at least equal to the Dutch pre-university diploma is the minimal prerequisite for entrance to any bachelor's degree at Leiden University (VWO).
There are 16 English-taught bachelor's programmes and 250 English-taught master's programmes at Leiden University. They have a long and illustrious international reputation built up over four centuries. Today, prominent rankings like The Times Higher Education, QS, and Shanghai Rankings frequently place the university in the top 10.
There are 16 English-taught bachelor's programmes and 250 English-taught master's programmes at Leiden University. They have a long and illustrious international reputation built up over four centuries. Today, prominent rankings like The Times Higher Education, QS, and Shanghai Rankings frequently place the university in the top 10.
The application fee for Leiden University's degree programmes is €100. This non-refundable fee allows you to apply for up to three programs/specializations in the same academic year.
The application fee for Leiden University's degree programmes is €100. This non-refundable fee allows you to apply for up to three programs/specializations in the same academic year.
The Webster Leiden Campus is the only higher education institution in the Netherlands that offers American approved degrees (both BA/BS and MA/MBA).
The Webster Leiden Campus is the only higher education institution in the Netherlands that offers American approved degrees (both BA/BS and MA/MBA).
Leading international ranking systems consistently place Leiden University among the top 100 universities in the world. According to QS World Rankings 2021, the university is ranked #112 and #71 as per Times Higher Education in the global rankings.
Leading international ranking systems consistently place Leiden University among the top 100 universities in the world. According to QS World Rankings 2021, the university is ranked #112 and #71 as per Times Higher Education in the global rankings.

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