Universiteit Leiden, located in the city of Leiden, is the oldest university in the Netherlands. The university was founded in 1575 by William, Prince of Orange, leader of the Dutch Revolt in the Eighty Years' War. Leiden University has six faculties, over 50 departments and more than 150 undergraduate programmes. It houses more than 40 national and international research institutes. As one of Europe's foremost research universities, Leiden University gives its graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. The university is a member of the distinguished Coimbra Group, the Europaeum and the League of European Research Universities.
The exchange agreement between King's and the University of Leiden allows for 2 Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for Law students. This equates to 2 student going for a full academic year OR 4 students for a single semester OR a mixture of the two.
It also allows for 2.5 Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for History students. This equates to 2 student going for a full academic year and one going for one semester OR 5 students for a single semester OR a mixture of the two.
Eligibility for King's students
Important: Final decision on students' study abroad application to their host institution rests entirely with that host institution. Students must also meet their departments’ academic requirements to obtain final departmental approval to study abroad. It is usually at least a 60% average prior to departure, however this can vary amongst departments. Students should double check with their Study Abroad Tutor if they are unsure of their academic requirements.
King’s students that wish to study abroad at this institution should check the ‘Undergraduate options by department’ page to see if this institution is indeed an option for them.
Estimated living costs
Please see here for current estimated living costs, but actual expenses may vary depending on student lifestyle. The cost of travel to and from the country is not included in these estimates.
A reminder that King's students on exchange are not required to pay tuition fees to the host university, but you may incur administrative and/or orientation fees at the host. There may also be mandatory insurance costs, and transcripts may incur a fee.
Please also note that, if required, student visas often require applicants to supply evidence of financial support throughout the duration of the study abroad programme. Sometimes this will mean showing financial evidence for a specific amount, so please pay attention to the advice on this from the host institution.