oldest Dutch university oldest Dutch university

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


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


Leiden University is the oldest university 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 there! It is split into seven faculties and over 50 department, and the university buildings are spread over the city of Leiden.