Founded in 1575, Leiden University is known for the quality of its education and research facilities. It is a fully accredited, classical university enrolling over 20,000 students. An increasing number of courses in various disciplines are being taught in English, as are all master’s degree programs. The university library contains a unique collection of old manuscripts and maps, as well as an elaborate collection of prints and drawings. There is an extensive collection of plants and herbs in the botanical gardens and the national herbarium. 

 

HOUSING AND MEALS

Please note that housing and meals are not included in the program fee. Students will receive guidance on applying for housing in student dormitories, and will be able to use their own funds for groceries and meals in university dining facilities or around campus. Ask your Student Advisor or Student Services Coordinator for tips on budgeting in Leiden!

 

Program Website

Course Description

Learn more about the courses offered. Select the appropriate academic year and "exchange" or "study abroad" in the drop down menus. Only courses listed under "exchange" or "study abroad" are available to ISEP students. 

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT ADVISOR Jolene Bechtel 703-504-9993 | jbechtel@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Advisor and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies:

    African Studies Chinese Studies Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other German Studies Italian Studies Japanese Studies Korean Studies Latin American and Caribbean Studies Latin American Studies

  • Biology

  • Engineering

    Computer Engineering

  • English Language and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Arabic Language and Literature Chinese Language and Literature Dutch/Flemish Language and Literature French Language and Literature German Language and Literature Linguistics Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Turkish Language and Literature

  • History:

    Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology European History Medieval and Renaissance Studies Museology/Museum Studies

  • International/Global Studies

  • Law/Criminal Justice

  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Environmental Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies:

    Philosophy Theological Studies

  • Physical Sciences

    Astronomy

  • Psychology:

    Behavioral Sciences Clinical Psychology Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics Developmental and Child Psychology Educational Psychology Industrial and Organizational Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Art History Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 3.2 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 90
  • IELTS Score: 6.5

Special Application Instructions

Students will be expected to provide a transcript with a list of courses they are taking in the current semester with the official ISEP application. After being placed by ISEP, the student will be notified and asked to complete an internal Leiden application. This does not guarantee placement in the program. After Leiden reviews the application, the student will be either be confirmed or denied acceptance. 

Please note that all participants to the Netherlands from outside the EU must pay a residence permit fee via their host university. As of May 2018, the fee is 192 euros.

Until further notice, students using U.S. federal student financial aid are unable to study at Leiden University.

Graduate
(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies

  • Biology

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • English Language and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

  • History

  • International/Global Studies

  • Mathematics

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Social Sciences

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 3.2 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 90
  • IELTS Score: 6.5

Special Application Instructions

Students will be expected to provide a transcript with a list of courses they are taking in the current semester with the official ISEP application. After being placed by ISEP, the student will be notified and asked to complete an internal Leiden application. This does not guarantee placement in the program. After Leiden reviews the application, the student will be either be confirmed or denied acceptance. 

Please note that all participants to the Netherlands from outside the EU must pay a residence permit fee via their host university. As of May 2018, the fee is 192 euros.

Until further notice, students using U.S. federal student financial aid are unable to study at Leiden University.

Other Academic Conditions

Until further notice, students using U.S. federal student financial aid are unable to study at Leiden University.

Students should be entering their third year of study at the time of application. Most courses are intended for students that have completed basic coursework (at least four or five courses) in their field of study prior to exchange.

Students planning to take Psychology courses during the second period of the fall semester will not be able to schedule early exams.

Semester & Prices (based on your filters)

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