Netherlands - Leiden University

Netherlands - Leiden University

Leiden University

Suitable for Psychology Students


Leiden University was founded in 1575 and is one of the leading international research universities in Europe.
The University has seven faculties and a campus in both Leiden and The Hague. Our motto is Praesidium Libertatis – Bastion of Freedom. Diversity and inclusion are core values of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students (of which there are over 32,000) and staff (over 7,000) to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive.Leiden university is unique as it is situated across two cities/ campuses, The Hague and Leiden, 20% of students study at The Hague campus.

Leiden is a city in the Dutch province of South Holland. It’s known for its centuries-old architecture and for Leiden University itself, due to the history dating back as far as 1575. The university houses the Hortus botanicus Leiden Botanical Garden, founded in 1590, where the tulip was introduced to Western Europe and has since become a symbol of the Netherlands. The Netherlands are known for their amazing museums and cultural experiences, and Leiden is no exception. They also have a weekly Saturday market and over 2800 monumental buildings. Second only to Amsterdam, Leiden is the city with the greatest quantity of water flowing through its city centre, therefore a sunny day calls for a lovely boat tour on the canals.


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