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Leiden University is the oldest in the Netherlands, founded in 1575. The university ranks very highly on world university league tables and is associated with many notable alumni, including Albert Einstein who was a professor! It is split into 7 faculties and over 50 departments, and the university buildings are spread over the city of Leiden.


Quick Facts:

Location: Leiden, Netherlands
City Population: 720,359
University Population: 19,328
Climate: Leiden has a moderate maritime climate, with cool summers and mild winters.
Nearest airport: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Website: www.leiden.edu


Why choose Leiden University?

  1. Leiden University is one of Europe’s leading international research universities
  2. The university boasts 15 Nobel Prize winners
  3. As a classic university city, Leiden is home to students from all over the world offering a vibrant and international atmosphere